HONOLULU (KHON2) — Niche, a website dedicated to connecting colleges and schools with students and families, came out with a new study on the best places to raise a family in Hawaii based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities and more.
The study reports a comprehensive assessment of the overall livability of an area. Their grading system considers several key factors of a location including housing trends, employment statistics, and access to amenities to measure the overall quality of an area.
Coming in first is Maunawili with their overall Niche grade being an A-. They report Maunawili is a suburb of Honolulu with a population of 1,977. Living in Maunawili offers residents a rural feel with most residents owning their homes.
In second is Mililani Mauka with their overall Niche grade being a B. They report Mililani Mauka being a quiet and safe neighborhood where a large part of the community is governed by an HOA. Neighborhoods are clean and homes are well maintained.
In third is Kailua with their overall Niche grade being an A-. They report Kailua is a suburb of Honolulu with a population of 37,586. Living in Kailua offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Kailua there are a lot of restaurants and parks.
Best places to raise a family in Hawaii:
- Mililani Mauka
- Pearl City
To view the full list of best places to live in Hawaii in 2022 head to Niche’s website.
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Ocean Pointe, Princeville and Makawao were all farther down on Niche’s best places to raise a family list.