Are there small towns on Oahu?
October 3, 2012 5:33 PM Subscribe
Is there a town on Oahu that has that small-town Kauai feel?
posted by honey badger to society & culture (9 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Want to relocate to Kauai, but the jobs in my field only seem to have openings on Oahu. Are there towns in Oahu that feel small-town & semi-rural like Kauai (minus Princeville) does?
I just want a simple life of gardening, hiking, maybe surfing, swimming, and cooking when I'm not at work. I don't need any night life or bars or live music or big splashy traveling Broadway shows; I've got plenty to keep me occupied. A personal life's goal is to watch the sun rise or set daily.
I have been to Oahu and didn't like the big city/freeway traffic jams vibe(that is exactly what I'm trying to leave behind by moving to Hawaii). I particularly love Kauai, with its semi-rural feel, and small town, everybody-knows-each-other community (like when the rental car agent asked which cop came to our parking lot accident, since she apparently knows or is related to most of them).
Research on Oahu or Hawaii in general is difficult, because it's mostly geared to vacationers. So are there any Oahu Mefites that can help me? Direct me to a little slice of Kauai on Oahu?