Best Place to Retire in Hawaii

Posted Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by Brittany Anderson

Hawaii consistently makes it to the top of the list of places people want to retire to, some would say it is the #1 place to retire in the US. There are so many reasons people want to retire to Hawaii, and most have to do with the sunny skies, crystal clear water, and loads of activities. We think Waikoloa Village is one of the BEST places in Hawaii to retire because it has great weather, friendly neighbors, affordable homes, and all located in the Happiest State in the US.

Hawaii Lifestyle

Waikoloa is located on the west side of Hawaii Island and known for its gorgeous weather. Owning a home in the delightful neighborhood of Waikoloa Village allows you to take advantage of the community pool, golf course, tennis courts, and stables. The waters off the Kohala Coast provide protected bays perfect for swimming and beaches for strolling. The Community Center at Waikoloa Village offers a wide range of classes from yoga to ukulele. There are also volunteer opportunities available so you can give back to your community. If you get bored of the scenery, you’re close to Kona International Airport for excursions to neighboring islands, mainland US, or international travel. 

Friendly Neighborhood

Waikoloa is a very friendly neighborhood. It is common to run into friends at the grocery store and chat with neighbors while out for a walk. A planned community, Waikoloa Village provides well-maintained sidewalks and is designed to offer that quaint neighborhood look and feel. Many who live in the Village lead active lifestyles from triathlon training to evening walks. The Waikoloa community is becoming popular both among young families and retirees for this very reason.

Cost of Paradise

When people think of the cost of living in Hawaii they usually think of Oahu home prices. Compared to Oahu, Waikoloa is extremely affordable. Brand new single-family homes in the gated community of Makai Vistas at Waikoloa start in the mid $600,000s. Residents of Hawaii’s Big Island enjoy farm fresh produce that many find very affordable. Hawaii state offers lots of property tax breaks for seniors which can help offset some of the other higher costs. Also, if you purchase a home for retirement in a resort zoned area you can rent your home out while you jet-set!

A Long and Happy Life

Hawaii is consistently named as the Happiest State in the United States, and its residents live the longest. Hawaii was named as the Happiest State in the Gallup-Healthways State Wellbeing Report for 2016. It is the sixth time since the poll’s inception in 2008 that Hawaii has reached the No. 1 spot. We’re just full of Aloha here! Plus, the CDC ranks Hawaii residents as having the longest life expectancy. Waikoloa Village is near North Hawaii Community Hospital, an affiliate of the Queen’s Health Systems, and other medical services. Enjoy your long and happy life in Waikoloa Village.


Thinking about retiring to Hawaii? Try living in Waikoloa by staying at one of our vacation rentals.

March 24, 2018, between 11 am and 4 pm stop by Makai Vistas at Waikoloa for the grand opening of the neighborhood!

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