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Making the Move Between Orange County and Hawaii? You’re in Good Company

Just over 2,500 miles separate Orange County from Honolulu, Hawaii—a distance that can be covered in just over five hours when flying between LAX and Daniel K. Inouye Airport on Oahu. Given Hawaii’s isolated position in the Pacific Ocean, that qualifies as “close!” Maybe it’s the proximity that motivates so many of the moves we see between Hawaii and Orange County—Irvine especially. Or maybe it’s the similarities the two places share. (More on that below!) Whatever the reason, IRS change-of-address data only underscores the fact that Orange County is a top-ten origin point for people moving to Hawaii and a top-ten destination for people leaving […]

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Moving Between Henderson, Nevada and Hawaii? Here Are Your Must-Knows

From 2018-2019, Henderson held the title of Nevada’s fastest-growing city, and its popularity shows no signs of waning. In fact, Henderson recently outpaced Reno to become Nevada’s second most-populated city behind #1 Las Vegas, which has about double the population of Henderson. What’s drawing people to Henderson? Job opportunities, for one. Henderson hosts the offices of several large companies, including Bank of America, Zappos, Amazon, Ocean Spray, and Levi Strauss & Company, among others. Entrepreneurs have also flocked to the state to enjoy its low business taxes (including no franchise tax or business income tax) and its business-friendly court system. The area has also seen […]

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Moving from Chicago to Hawaii and Back Again: What You Need to Know

It’s hard to imagine two more different places than Chicago, Illinois and the Hawaiian Islands. One is a Midwestern urban hub, famous for its architecture and its punishing winters, and the other is a Pacific paradise known for its laid-back lifestyle and sunny, palm-tree-lined beaches. If you’re considering a move from Chicago to Hawaii (or vice versa), our guess is that you’re looking for a big change. Maybe you want to trade the leisurely pace of island life for that fast-paced city life—or perhaps you’ve endured one too many Chicago winters and you’re ready to ditch your coat in favor of an aloha shirt. Whatever […]

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Moving Between New York and Hawaii: Making a Smooth Transition Between Two Polar Opposites

It’s hard to imagine two more different places than the palm tree paradise of Hawaii and the hub-bub of the Big Apple and its surrounding areas. However, believe it or not, when residents leave Hawaii, New York State is the 13th most popular destination! Because everyone moves for their own reasons, it’s tough to speculate on the exact “why” behind these moves. However, the two states do have a few things in common. Let’s take a look at two parallels between these two places. 2 Key Similarities Between Hawaii and New York #1 – The High Cost of Living If you’re living in New York […]

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Moving Between Austin and Hawaii? Tips and Tricks for an Easy Transition

If you’re moving to Austin, Texas, you won’t be alone. In fact, Austin was the fastest-growing U.S. metro area from 2010-2019, and recent averages put the city’s growth at about 128 people per day. (!) Given that Austin has been ranked at the top of U.S. News and World Report’s list of Best Places to Live in the U.S., it’s no wonder that people are flocking to Texas’s capital city in droves. However, maybe you ended up here because you’re considering a different kind of move—leaving Austin for Hawaii. You wouldn’t be the first! In fact, when you take a look at where people come […]

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From “The Town” to the Islands: Moving Between Hawaii and Oakland, California

As the second-closest state to Hawaii (surprisingly, Alaska is the closest!), California is, not surprisingly, a popular destination for former Hawaii residents, specifically San Francisco and, increasingly Oakland. As the cost of living continues to skyrocket in the Bay Area, many are choosing Oaktown, as it’s known, for a more affordable and, by all reports, a hipper and artsier living experience. Oakland’s population has grown by about 10% in the last 10 years, while San Francisco has only seen about 6% growth in that same period. Part of the growth in Oakland has been fueled by the arrival of several company headquarters, including Blue Shield […]

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