Where to Live

Which island will be most suitable for you?

If you are interested in moving to Hawaii the first thing you will need to decide is which of the gorgeous islands will be perfect for you and your family. Each of the islands has their own unique characters and appeal. Each Hawaiian Island offers predominate job markets, pace of life, and distinct personality. You should base your decision on your chosen lifestyle and what each island can offer you.


Oahu houses one of the most popular beaches in Hawaii know as the Waikiki Beach. Also it's the home to Honolulu which is the stateís capital. Oahu, also known as the Gathering Place is the most populated and developed of all of the islands. Major industries found here include retail, tourism, federal and state government and construction. There are many large corporations that operate here including Bank of Hawaii, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Verizon Hawaii, The Queen's Health Systems, Kyo-ya Co., Hawaiian Airlines, Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, Aloha Airlines, and many other larger companies. Many of the Oahu locals choose to work in Honolulu because of the diversity and job market that is available here. If you are looking in the suburban areas consider one of the following districts: Kailua, Hawaii Kai, or Waikele. These are just a few areas that offer excellent schools, community pride, parks, health care, shopping, and developed neighborhoods.


Maui while having a variety to offer its less developed than Oahu and most employment sectors are based around retail and government. Most individuals choose work in the cities of Wailuku, Kahului, and Ka'anapali.


Kauai is one of the quieter islands that may be great for those who are looking to move away from the entire bustle of a larger area. While it tends to be on the lower key side of things its still a very popular tourist area. Employment here includes government offices, Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, Wilcox Health Systems, Kuhio Medical Center, Guava Kai Plantation, and Gay & Robinson's Olokele Sugar. The most popular districts for work and living is Wailua, Waimea, Koloa, Hanalei,and Lihu'e.

Big Island

The Big Island of Hawaii is self explanatory with it being Hawaiiís biggest and most populated. With over 4,000 square miles it has a variety of lava fields, rainforests, gorgeous beaches, and one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

Lanai and Molokai

These are the smallest of the populated islands found in Hawaii but appeal to those who are looking for privacy. Many of the areas are actually closed off to visitors which helps to shelter for tourist if you are not looking for that lifestyle. Most of the employment here is based around tourism, agriculture, and government.