Considering a move to Hawaii? Welcome to an exciting adventure in choosing your perfect island retreat! There's a good chance that at least half of the United States population is intensely jealous of you right now.
Throughout the various islands that make up this tropical state, we have a wide range of rental options available to simplify your choice. How often do you get to live in a tropical paradise? We will help you find the perfect home, condo, or townhouse to fit your needs and dreams.
Finding Your Island
The state of Hawaii consists of eight major islands and hundreds of smaller ones. These eight islands are Niʻihau, Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe, Maui and the island of Hawaiʻi, which is also referred to as "the Big Island." The cost of living is considerably higher in Hawaii than it is in most of the cities in the contiguous United States - not surprising since it is a tropical island paradise!
Economy and Demographics
The beautiful beaches and private getaways of Hawaii are a major draw for tourists. In fact, tourism has been Hawaii’s largest source of revenue since it gained statehood in 1959. Other main sources income are agricultural exports such as coffee, macadamia nuts, sugarcane, and flowers. It has a very diverse population, consisting mainly of Asians, Caucasians, native Hawaiians, and Pacific islanders - in that order.
1. Hawaii was the last of the 50 states to join the Union.
2. Hawaii is the only state completely comprised of islands and not containing a straight line in its boundary.
3. Hawaii is the only rabies-free state in the Union.
4. Hawaii does not observe daylight savings time.
Renters’ Rights and Laws
It is always a good idea to research and know what your rights and responsibilities as a renter are before signing a contract and moving. These tenant rights and laws for Hawaii can be accessed http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/states/hawaii/renting/tenantrights. Understanding what is expected of both the tenant and the landlord before renting will make your rental experience go much more smoothly.
Useful Resources and Links
1. For information regarding public transportation systems in Hawaii, visit http://www.apta.com/resources/links/unitedstates/Pages/HawaiiTransitLinks.aspx
This website also includes ferry information which is very helpful since Hawaii is a multi-island state.
2. To obtain information regarding vehicle registration and permits, visit http://www.dmvhawaii.net/
Please note that the processes vary slightly from island to island.
3. To learn how to become a registered Hawaiian voter, see http://hawaii.gov/elections/voters/registration.htm
4. For information on Hawaii taxes, see http://tax.hawaii.gov/
5. Due to it being an island, residents of Hawaii are recommended to be aware of and prepared for the types of natural disasters and dangers they could face, such as tsunamis, mudslides, hurricanes, and volcanos. Helpful information regarding disaster preparedness is available at http://www.getreadyhawaii.org/
6. For families with children moving to Hawaii, the Hawaii Parent Information Resource Center (HPIRC) has put together a very useful handbook at http://www.hawaiipirc.org/handbook/english/index.html
Leave the House-Hunting to Us
Relocating to Hawaii and choosing your perfect piece of paradise can be a little overwhelming. However, it doesn't have to be, because we are providing you with a comprehensive list of houses for rent in Hawaii to make your decision easier. Let us simplify the process of getting you to your new island home.