Livability Score

61
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (24) F
Teapresso Bar
Coffee Shop
Sweet Cane Cafe
Coffee Shop
The Hawaiian Breeze
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Just Cruisin Coffee
Coffee Shop
Liquid Life
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Big Island Pearl Tea
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Café Boba
Coffee Shop
Liko Lehua
Coffee Shop
Paul's Place
Coffee Shop
Abundant Life Cafe
Coffee Shop
Moonstruck Patisserie
Coffee Shop
Paradise Coffee Roasters
Coffee Shop
Paradise Coffee Roasters
Coffee Shop
Ding Tea
Coffee Shop
Surf Break Cafe
Coffee Shop
Nector Cafe
Coffee Shop
Conscious Culture Cafe
Coffee Shop
Bear's Coffee
Coffee Shop
Makani’s Magic Pineapple Shack
Coffee Shop
Sippin Siren
Coffee Shop
The Isles Cafe
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (21) F
Regal Prince Kuhio Stadium 9
Cinema
Hawaii Japanese Center
Museum
Unknown Name
Bowling Alley
Wailoa Center
Museum
Wong Stadium
Stadium
Lyman House Memorial Museum
Museum
Edith Kanakaole Tennis Stadium
Stadium
Lyman Museum
Museum
Dreams of Paradise
Art Gallery
Palace Theater
Theatre Arts
Extreme Exposure
Art Gallery
Old Police Station
Theatre Arts
Hawaiʻi Contemporary
Museum
Pacific Tsunami Museum
Museum
Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
Aquarium
Kenyan K. Beale Community Robotics Center
Museum
East Hawai‘i Cultural Center
Theatre Arts
Panaewa Rainforest Zoo
Zoo
Kaūmana Caves County Park
Attraction
Boiling Pots
Attraction
Food and Drink (66) F
Hilo Grinds
Fast Food
Pizza Hut Delivery
Fast Food
Sicchiano’s Pizzaria
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Baskin-Robbins
Sweets
Subway
Fast Food
Zippy's
Fast Food
Yum Yum BBQ
Fast Food
Pizza Ala Slice
Fast Food
Auntie Anne's
Fast Food
Auntie Anne's
Fast Food
Hot Dog on a Stick
Fast Food
Ola Brew
Bar
Hot Dog on a Stick
Fast Food
Cinnabon
Fast Food
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Maui Tacos
Fast Food
Domino's
Fast Food
Big Island Top Dog
Fast Food
Arirang Korean Chicken
Fast Food
Hawaii Shrimp Company
Fast Food
Kalbi Express
Fast Food
Yogurtland
Sweets
Fitness (8) F
Hawaii First Community Resource Center
Community Centre
Balancing Monkey Yoga
Gym
B.J. Penn
Gym
Hot Yoga Hilo
Gym
Hilo Boys and Girls Club
Community Centre
Spencer's Gym
Gym
Yoga Centered
Gym
Groceries (17) F
Sack ‘n Save
Grocery Store
KTA Super Stores
Grocery Store
Star Bakery Inc. & Coffee Shope
Bakery
Lanky's Pasteries & Bread
Bakery
Island Naturals Market and Deli
Grocery Store
Kilauea Market
Grocery Store
Healthways
Health Food
George’s Meat Market
Butcher
Short and Sweet
Bakery
Sack 'n Save
Grocery Store
KTA Super Stores
Grocery Store
Abundant Life Natural Foods
Health Food
Moonstruck Patisserie
Bakery
Poke Market
Seafood
Suisan Fish Market
Seafood
The Locavore Shop
Health Food
Big Island Beef Jerky
Butcher
Parks (61) F
Unknown Name
Playground
Lokahi Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Ainaola Park
Park
Hale Kanilehua
Park
Machado Acres Park
Park
Mohouli Park
Park
Waiakea Waena Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Ahualani Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Panaewa Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Keikiland Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Wailoa River State Recreation Area
Park
Dr. Ruth E. Oda Playground
Playground
Lincoln Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Hilo Bayfront Park
Park
Shops (134) D-
Ohana Foods
Convenience Store
nomnom Express
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
nomnom
Convenience Store
Kai Store
Convenience Store
A Cut Above
Hairdresser
Texaco
Convenience Store
Aloha Petroleum
Convenience Store
Kagimoto’s
Convenience Store
Eyecare Hawaii
Optician
Cricket Wireless
Electronics
Nail Tech
Beauty
Sum Leung
Beauty
AT&T
Electronics
Unknown Name
Mall
Minit Stop
Convenience Store
Big Island Optical
Optician
Unknown Name
Pets
Marcy’s Variety Store
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Bobby Lyn’s Boutique
Clothing
Jin Ju Hair Salon
Hairdresser
Tram's Day Spa
Beauty
Petco
Pets
Diva's Boutique
Clothing
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 0.6% take public transportation in Hilo.
Public Transit Stops (10)
Stops & Stations
F
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.6%
F
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Hilo is 155/100 - which is 11% lower than Hawaii.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
D-
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crime D-

Hilo crime rates are 3,794 per 100k, which is 41% higher than Hawaii
Property Crime
3,428 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
366 crimes per 100k
C-
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employment B-

The median income in Hilo is $65,727 - which is 9% lower than Hawaii.
Med. Household Income
$65,727
C
Unemployment Rate
3.6%
C
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health A+

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (25)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
D-
Kawili Dentist
Dentist
Unknown Name
Clinic
Ohana Endodontics
Dentist
Brenda M.K. Camacho, M.D.
Doctor
Unknown Name
Clinic
Unknown Name
Doctor
Bay Clinic Dental Center
Dentist
Keiki Dental Group
Dentist
Hawaii Vision Surgical Suites
Doctor
Longs Drugs
Pharmacy
Hilo Police Station
Police
Safeway
Pharmacy
Pacific Sleep Tech
Doctor
Longs Drugs
Pharmacy
Island Urology
Doctor
Retina Institute of Hawaii
Clinic
Longs Drugs
Pharmacy
Central Fire Station
Fire Station
Shima Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Dentist
Hawaii Police Department
Police
Unknown Name
Doctor
Hilo Medical Center
Hospital
Unknown Name
Police
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Police
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A+
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housing B+

Hilo home prices are $341,500 - which is 37% lower than Hawaii
Home Price
$341,500
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
13%
A-
Home Affordability
5.2x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools C+

The Hilo graduation rate is 90% - which is 2% higher than Hawaii
School Test Scores
46%
F
High School Grad. Rates
90%
A-
Elementary Schools (14) D-
Waiakea Elementary School
Waiakea Intermediate School
E Makaala School
Waiakeawaena Elementary School
St Joseph School
Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary School
Haili Christian School
Hilo Union Elementary School
Connections - New Century Pcs
Ernest Bowen Desilva Elementary School
Kaumana Elementary School
Ka Umeke Kaeo - Pcs
Keaukaha Elementary School
Haaheo Elementary School
High Schools (6) F
Waiakea High School
St Joseph School
Hilo High School
Connections - New Century Pcs
Ka Umeke Kaeo - Pcs
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ratings C+

Hilo has an overall rating of 66% from 10 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
B-
User Surveys (9)
From AreaVibes
D+
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Hilo Reviews

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Up and Coming City? In the Middle of the Pacific 3.5 rating By Ghalko ( Jul 25, 2013) 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 year, so make sure you don't bring anything to Hawaii that you want to stay ...Read More in pristine condition.

What Hilo isn't: a vibrant city with tons of events, shopping, and other entertainment. There are cultural events i.e. Local culture, Western and Eastern, but you have to keep in touch via paper to find out about them. I am not a browsing shopper, so there are a few stores here that might satisfy but if you need something go to Amazon or some other online retailer, if you get free shipping you will be skipping the extra 50% mark-up that products receive here. And restaurants close around 9 pm if you are lucky, earlier if you aren't. Ken's Pancake house is open 24/7 except one Tuesday a month if you need it.

What Hilo is: A small sleepy town growing up from being a sugar plantation center to something of a tourist base. Through the last five years even it has gotten a bit better, or my standards have dropped. While the town itself is not really a tourist destination there is Volcano National Park about 30 minutes out of town, and the Telescopes on Mauna Kea. As well as a few beaches... not the pristine white ones! Black sand and rocky beaches abound on this side of the island with a few good snorkeling spots. And you can watch whales from approximately December to March.

Oh and did I mention it rains quite a bit? Read Less
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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Hilo? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Lokahi Park
Unknown Name
Ainaola Park
Hale Kanilehua
Machado Acres Park
Mohouli Park
Waiakea Waena Playground

Entertainment

Regal Prince Kuhio Stadium 9
Hawaii Japanese Center
Unknown Name
Wailoa Center
Wong Stadium
Lyman House Memorial Museum
Edith Kanakaole Tennis Stadium
Lyman Museum

Food & Drink

Hilo Grinds
Pizza Hut Delivery
Sicchiano’s Pizzaria
McDonald's
Jack in the Box
Taco Bell
Baskin-Robbins
Subway

F Commute

Is public transit available in Hilo? Of all people who commute, 0.6% take public transportation in Hilo.
Drive to Work
73%

4% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
1%

5% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
3%

equal to the US average

C+ Health & Safety

Is Hilo a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Hilo Medical Center

Pharmacies

Longs Drugs
Safeway
Longs Drugs
Longs Drugs
Shima Pharmacy

Doctors

Pacific Sleep Tech
Island Urology
Hawaii Vision Surgical Suites
Brenda M.K. Camacho, M.D.

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