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Places With The Best Housing In Hawaii 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score73
  • Laie, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,782
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  • Holualoa, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,439
63
  • Waimanalo, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,296
69
  • Lahaina, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,675
  • One would think that living anywhere in Hawaii would be great; however, I can personally attest that living in Lahaina, Hawaii is not everything you would think it would be. The huge problem here is
66
  • Waipahu, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,590
  • Hawaii is known for tourism, but living in Waipahu offers much more than tourist activities. I love hanging out at the beach and immersing myself in the beautiful surroundings. My family considers
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  • Waimea, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,770
  • Living in Waimea is idyllic, enchanting and wonderful all in one! The beautiful island beaches, the majestic ocean, the fantastic sunrises and sunsets and perfect tropical weather virtually almost every
65
  • Ewa Beach, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,165
  • Idk what weather report this site is reading but it is definitely not good weather. It's a dry heat most of the year, Ewa has red dirt which I honestly hate. I did like living in ewa despite it being so
73
  • Aiea, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,594
71
  • Honolulu, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 349,597
  • I currently live in Honolulu. Previously I lived in Los Angeles for all of my life, and the difference is astounding. I love the family culture here and the dedication to Hawaiian history. Being in the
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  • Wahiawa, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,696
  • Living in the City of Wahiawa, Honolulu is great for me. I never thought that a life outside of the mainland would be feasible for me or what I do, but boy was I wrong. Besides the year round sunny
69
  • Kalaheo, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,099
66
  • Kailua CDP (Hawaii County), HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,617
  • Kailua CDP is beautiful, but the cost of living is quite high. The high cost of living is very common for Hawaii. There are many benefits of living here including the weather, beach access, and
81
  • Kailua, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 38,514
  • After living in Kailua for several years, I can truthfully say it's one of the best cities I have ever lived in. For starters, Kailua is on the water, which means there are tons of options to choose from
68
  • Wailuku, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,179
  • What can I say about living in Wailuku? It truly is paradise on earth. Every day is waking up to pure beauty, with fantastic ocean views, beautiful beaches, and sunsets that you just must see for
72
  • Kaneohe, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,065
  • Beautiful neighborhood but crime is continuously increasing, drug addicts and homeless are growing. The town is becoming very overpopulated and over priced. If you have the income to sustain a life here
77
  • Waimalu, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,478
  • Waimalu, Hawaii is spectacular and will no doubt blow you away! With stunning views and large landscapes full with beautiful mother nature, it is definitely the place you want to be for the rest of your
68
  • Lihue, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,196
67
  • Kapolei, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,206
  • Living in Kapolei is amazing, you are really missing out if you haven't seen this part of the Hawaiian Islands. Located on the southwest tip of O'ahu, Kapolei is a city unto itself with views that show
69
  • Kihei, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,964
  • I could not imagine living in any other place than Kihei, Hawaii! Kilhei's has some of the most beautiful beaches and scenery in the world making it a wonderful place for a middle aged to older
65
  • Makawao, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,362
67
  • Hanamaulu, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,039
74
  • Halawa, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,455
  • I love living near the beach because it has always been my dream. Halawa is very beautiful, the people are friendly and there are tons of activities to do within walking distance. Some of my favorite
54
  • Waianae, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,426
  • Hawaii on budget? It's true, it exists and it all occurs on Oahu's overlooked Waianae Coast, the island's dry side, where sunshine, low-cost properties and uncrowded beaches make this one of Hawaii's
68
  • Pukalani, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,332
64
  • Kahaluu, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,009
64
  • Wailua Homesteads, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,987
65
  • Kahului, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,164
  • I just loved living in Kahului, Hawaii. Located on the island of Maui, this beautiful location is the best place to live in the Hawaiian Islands. The weather is perfect; ideal for snowbirds who would
73
  • Haiku-Pauwela, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,564
74
  • Pearl City, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 47,241
  • I have lived in Pearl City for 10 years. It is a big town with a small town feel. Pearl City reaches all the way from the ocean at Pearl Harbor up to the gorgeous Ko'olau Mountain Range. Pearlridge
65
  • Makakilo, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,353
  • I absolutely love living in Makakilo, Hawaii! The weather is hard to compete with and it is only about 15 minutes away from Ko Olina. It is definitely a great place to retire or live out the relaxing
70
  • Waipio Acres, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,169
61
  • Hilo, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,579
  • Hilo is an okay town. When people think of paradise they think of Hawaii, or vice-versa. Usually they are thinking Waikiki Beach, Kona side, or parts of Maui. Those places don't get 120+ inches of rain a
70
  • Ewa Gentry, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,168
  • Ewa Gentry is quite simply a gorgeous city in Hawaii, just west of Honolulu. I moved here a few years ago after visiting it several times earlier. The weather here is incredible year-round and there is
68
  • Kula, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,326
72
  • Waipio, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,554
  • Imagine waking up every single day with glorious views of the beach as you go for walks feeling the sand between your toes, the sound of the seagulls in the distance, the spray of the surf gently
51
  • Kapaa, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,753
  • Located along the coconut coast of the island of Kauai, Kapaa is island living at its best. I love living in Kapaa because it encapsulates the best of part of living in Hawaii with the convenience of
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  • Waikoloa Village, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,292
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  • Waihee-Waiehu, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,177
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  • East Honolulu, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 47,957
  • I have lived in East Honolulu for my entire 34 years of life. It has been an amazing experience and every time I leave for work or vacation, I can't wait to get back to east Honolulu. My life has been
69
  • Ahuimanu, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,312
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  • Waikele, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,648
62
  • Ewa Villages, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,568
66
  • Mililani Mauka, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,322
  • Hello to you all from Mililani Mauka. I am located in the center of the beautiful Hawaiian island of O'ahu, enjoying upscale living in the city of Mililani Mauka. I first came here in 2003 as a tourist,
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  • Ocean Pointe, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,274
  • It's been an amazing time living in Ocean Pointe Hawaii for the last five years. I have enjoyed the close access to the beach. The weather is always excellent here in Hawaii. Ocean Pointe has a
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  • Mililani Town, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,460
  • Living in Mililani has changed my life, it’s far too easy to live a healthy lifestyle here. It’s quite, and diverse, though with the increase in the population over the years, the infrastructure is
68
  • Napili-Honokowai, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,856
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  • Makaha, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,934
  • Hawaii on budget? Yes it can be done! Whether just visiting, or moving here for a lifetime, Makaha on Oahu's overlooked Waianae Coast, on the island's dry side, is where sunshine, uncrowded beaches and
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  • Wailea, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,833
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  • Royal Kunia, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,424
  • I have lived in Royal Kunia, Hawaii my whole life and feel so grateful to live in such a beautiful place. The weather is what you would imagine weather in Hawaii to be, absolutely gorgeous! I feel as
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  • Kalaoa, HI
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,198
  • What can you say about living in Kalaoa, Hawaii other than that it is paradise? Located on the west coast of the big island of Hawaii, Kalaoa is an idyllic beach town boasting sunshine and palm trees. I

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Hawaii. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Hawaii to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Hawaii as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

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