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Living a Beach Lifestyle in Kailua-Kona , Hawaii

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Where to Retire in Kailua-Kona and Home Prices

Real estate is expensive, with the median home value at $519,800 in mid-2018, according to Zillow. Property taxes in Hawaii are the lowest in the nation. There are resorts that have condos and homes. Then there are nice neighborhoods down by the coast or up in the hills to choose from.  There are a number of little towns near here in the Kona District.

What is special about Kailua-Kona

Did we mention Kailua is in Hawaii? The weather is about perfect year round. This is the drier side of the island so there is plenty of sunshine.  Great beaches, tremendous golf courses, postcard scenery. Some of the nice golf courses include Mauna Kea, Mauna Lani and the Hualalai Golf Course.

What is not special about Kailua-Kona

It is expensive to live here on Hawaii's largest island.

Climate and Physical Environment

The climate does not change much from month to month. The average low and the average high only differ by a few degrees by month - usually from the high 60's/low 70's to the low 80's. Kailua is on Hawaii, also known as the Big Island, since it is by far the largest of the Hawaiian Islands.  Kailua is located on the west coast.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

As a tourist destination there is no shortage of interesting restaurants to try. Culture is less important here than the enjoyment of nature and the outdoors, but there are things to do.

Crime

The crime rate in Kailua-Kona is about the same as the national average.

Medical facilities

There are medical facilities here and in Hilo, the largest city on Hawaii, the Big Island. For more serious medical care you would fly a short hop to Honolulu.

Transportation

Kona International Airport serves the island, as does Hilo International Airport located on the east side of the island. Low cost island-hopper flights are offered if you are interested in visiting other islands.

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