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What Is Your First and Last Name?

Alice Meyer (Alice, if you have a small photo you’d like to add to this page, please send it by email)

Do You Have a Website or Something Else You Would Like Us To Link To?


Which Hawaiian Islands Have You Lived On?

How Many Years and Months Did You Spend Living in Hawaii?

Just moved here six months ago.

How Many Members of Your Family Stayed in Hawaii With You?

Spouse, Me, and One Child

Pets – Choose One That Applies

One Pet Yes.

If You Had a Pet, Would You Recommend Pet Owners Moving to Hawaii Bring Their Pets to the Islands?

For me, not an option not to bring my pet.

Was Your Income Adequate to Do 90% of What You Wanted To Do Beyond Your Normal Living Expenses?

Yes but definitely budgeting. while on mainland, didn’t even need to look over bank balances.

What Were Your Main Activities Outside of Work – And, Did You Find You Had Enough to Keep You Occupied?

Yes. Community activities, school events, natural activities.

Did You Find It Easy to Make New Friends in Hawaii? And, Were People “Like You” Easy to Find?


Did You Experience Any Incidents of Racial Discrimination, Hate, Etc? Can You Please Explain As Much As You’re Willing?

No. We felt it on mainland (we’re a mixed race family). Very welcomed here!! :)

What Did You Think About the Traffic and Parking Situation?

Maui- no prob!!

What Do You Like Most About Living in Hawaii?

1.) Warm people and community
2.) Natural beauty
3.) Less materialism
4.) Healthy lifestyle

What Did You Dislike Most About Living in Hawaii?

Maybe costs could be lower.

Rate Your Happiness Living in Hawaii…

2 – very happy living in Hawaii.

Did You Have Any Experience With Public or Private Schools in Hawaii?

“Public- wonderful!!! Teaching at higher level than mainland.

Was There Enough Shopping On the Island?

Main reason why we live in Kula, Maui. Yes. Great not to be constantly accumulating stuff like on mainland. helps.

Roughly How Much Money Did You Spend on Food Each Month?


Do You Have (Did You Have) a Business in Hawaii?


Is Hawaii the Ultimate Place to Live Whether You Have Money or Not?

Need some basic income or it can be stressful

Anything Else You Want to Say???

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Vern’s Comments

Thanks Alice for taking the survey. Interesting that you have only been there on Maui for six months. We need the newbie’s perspective as well. I wonder if your thoughts will change much with time. Particularly I’m wondering about the public school system. I hope it is ‘all that’, we would consider moving to Maui again and if it made sense we’d rather send our daughter to public school to save some money. If you read this article – can you reply in the comments about which school your child(ren?) are attending on Maui? Thanks much!

If you have any friends that would like to take the survey Alice, can you point them to it? Mahalos!

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If you have lived in Hawaii in the past or present, and you would like to take this short survey – here is the link:

Hawaii Resident Questionnaire (click)