It is easier for a 40yr old to move to Hawaii than a young person?
“Is Hawaii a place where someone can move and spend the rest of their life?”
Watch this short YouTube for the answer and check out this Q&A playlist for lots of other answers.
On this episode, our local girl Aina whose blog posts you read is my guest in the car and she answers this question. We also talk about what she misses most about Hawaii while living in the mainland.
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I’ve lived Hawaii since the mid ‘80s when I moved here at the age of 21. I arrived site-unseen in Honolulu with zero contacts and about $5k in savings. I worked from nearly zero and today Hawaii has given me the greatest gifts in the world in all aspects: spiritually, financially, romantically (married since early ‘90s w/ 2 children), and most important, peace. My goal with this site is to share the magic of this Land of Aloha and help others who are on a similar quest.
I guess my answer to Kendrik didn’t post. What a pleasant surprise! He and his wife were delightful and he at least didn’t tire of me extolling the wonders that are Kauai! Moving here was the best decision we could have ever made.
There is a delay with posting – each comment is reviewed first – it’s up now. Thank you Joy!
Henrik!!!! How are you!!! You were my favorite tourists that I had met this year. I was sorry I didn’t get to say goodbye when you and your wife left. Hope you come back soon. Kauai is meant for you. Have a Happy New Year. And see you soon, I hope. Joy
Hi Joy…. I’m glad to hear from you, I send an email to Peter to ask you for your email so I can mail you directly. We were looking for you the day of our return to the “main” land.
Let’s get in touch
My story – I did move at the age of 49, (3 yrs ago) from NYC – shipped my car, my belongings and had purchased a condo in Hilo Bay. It was expensive, the move, and in hindsight, should have donated alot prior to shipping as I have donated lots of unused furniture since! The toughest part — making sure my little Stan the Man – cat – was fully vetted through quarantine as it worked out – I had everything in order and Stan spend only 20 minutes having papers checked out. Life on the Big Island is beautiful, peaceful, and supporting locals is truly a blessing. Living here is very affordable if you love fresh fruit, veggies, it’s truly paradise. If you are a large family, you can save at many bulk (but great!) grocery stores such as bag n save. I like to go to the farmer’s market because I have never needed to buy bunches at a time. Mahalo!
Thank you for sharing!
This is an answer to today’s video concerning what age is best to move to Hawaii? I can tell you from experience that moving here as a retiree with no kids/grandkids, was a piece of cake. We rent a condo with a pool which keeps our portfolio in place and live off our pension, social security and modest income from our portfolio. We have found it is cheaper to live here with our present lifestyle than it was on San Juan Island, WA where we first retired. Life as a retiree tends to slow down. A day at the beach is about all we desire. We had already done all the touristy things so now we just live a quiet and simple life. We did not drag our furniture or ship a car. When we rented an unfurnished condo we bought new from a local furniture store and ordered kitchenware, etc. from Amazon. Craving a simpler lifestyle is what makes Kauai work for us.
Hello Peter, I’m following your blog and read the response from Joy.
I’ve met Joy along poolside in the Princeville area around August of last year she is such a lovely and very interesting person.
She has the Aloha spirit, Joyce hope you and your hubby are doing well and we hope to meet you again some day.
How cool is that!