I’m a 74 year old disabled veteran but that doesn’t cut any slack here. This is the most UNFRIENDLY place I’ve ever lived. The fantasy that they (Hawaiians) care about seniors is total bs from my experience. I have store clerks who go out of their way to avoid helping me. This is a foreign country living under the American flag. I’ll bet they all are on time to pick up SS checks.
She had to decline the job she was offered and give up the 1300 sq ft 3 bedroom 2/bath for $1300/mo
These are good reasons for people who work regular jobs. My husband and I can work anywhere as long as we can take calls from NY and LA. We sold our house in LA and were able to buy a house in Kauai for much less. Food is expensive, and I still don’t understand how they can charge $20 for a pineapple at the farmer’s markets, but that just means I don’t buy their pineapples. I like country living and Kauai is beautiful country.
My daughter was denied her Ohana
We moved to Kauai to escape the extreme heat, droughts, wildfires, traffic, mass shootings, vaccine deniers and general science-opposing idiocy. Most people we meet here are kind, open, friendly and interesting. Some people are deliberate jerks, rude, insulting but they are only making themselves more miserable. I don’t know how holding on to anger about how Hawaii was illegally annexed is helping people, it seems to hold people in an attitude of victimhood and resentment.
If I stole your house, and told you to sleep on the grass, then would you have any resentment or feel like a victim? If not, then, we can try it.
If you were a Hawaiian to begin with, you didn’t own anything, The king did. Second, Hawaiians before the Haole did sleep on the ground. Third, they fought, killed and ate each other frequently. Fourth, woman were generally treated as second class citizens. In the future, you might want to knowledge up before you spew your racist and ignorant viewpoints
Hawaii is the last place I would live. My daughter got a divorce and requested to move herself and her 3 girls back to the mainland to be closer to family. She works 3 jobs and the 4 of them live in a 800 sq ft 1 bedroom/1 bath apt. which means they all sleep in the fast installment loans of Arizona same bedroom. For her relocation request she was REQUIRED to find a job and housing in the town of her choice. And provide proof the cost of living was much lower. She found a job and housing and provided all the documents, lower cost of living, school and their ratings etc. But her relocation request was denied by the Judge saying just because you want to be closer to your family and the cost of living is cheaper, the move would not benefit the girls in any way. He flat out disrespected our family. She was devastated. Hawaii is supposed to be a “Ohana” state. The judge and custody evaluator were outwardly biased and the trial was a sham. The Judge wouldn’t even let all her REQUIRED documents be brought into evidence. My advice;-DO NOT MOVE TO HAWAII, THEIR JUDICIAL SYSTEM CANNOT BE TRUSTED AND JUDGES ARE VERY BIASED. They are holding my daughter and her girls hostage. She lost her right to move home to family.
Seems like much of what your article talks about applies mostly to Oahu. Here on Maui it’s not nearly as bad as your article describes. Same for Kauai. The Big Island is our buffer during hurricane season (something you left out) so I would never want to live there.