Hawaii Island has seen its population grow about 8% over the last decade. In the 2020 census the population of the Big Island reached 200,000. The Kona District has been growing too but it still has the small town charm and laid back lifestyle that people love. So, why are people moving to Kona, Hawaii?
~ Everyone loves the weather. Kailua-Kona is on the dry side of the island but don't let that fool you. It may be all sunshine at the beach but drive a few miles up the mountain and you could be enjoying a rain shower in a tropical forest. Living on a mountainous island gives you lots of climate zones to choose from.
~ More and more people have the opportunity to work remotely. I have met many new residents of the Big Island who said they're here because their company lets work from home. So, why not make paradise your office? A swim with the tropical fish and sea turtles on your lunch break sounds pretty good, doesn't it?
~ Most people don't know that the property tax rates are some of the lowest in the country if you buy a home and make it your primary residence. You also get bigger exemptions as you get older. Homes aren't cheap in Kona but it's nice to have a reasonable property tax bill.
~ When you're sitting on the beach relaxing, the mainland seems so far away, and it is. But, Kona isn't so remote anymore. Kona International Airport has direct flights to most major west coast airports. In about five hours you can be back in the hustle and bustle. Many people are moving to Kona and splitting time somewhere else. If you have the resources, it's a pretty nice lifestyle.
If you're thinking about a move to Kona, I offer excellent buyer representation, absolutely free of charge.
Rich Bosselmann- RS / (808)785-4664 / email@example.com
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