Life Outside of Honolulu

October 2, 2009 by  
Filed under Health Misc.

Honolulu Diamond Head Hawaii
Image by Sheepback.Cabin via Flickr

The master planned community of Mililani hosts a population of 29,000 people on former plantation forms owned by Castle & Cook which began developing the area in the early 1960s.  The original vision or intention was to create Mililani Town into a satellite city in order to satisfy Oahu’s pent up demand for housing.  The first homes in Mililani were sold in 1968 and were sold quickly thanks to the interstate H2 opening and cutting the commute time into Honolulu in half.  Today, much of Mililani real estate is still in high demand.  While Mililani is still largely a bedroom community for Honolulu, the town is able to succeed on its own with commercial shopping centers, a golf course, and other suburban town amenities.

In 1986, Mililani was named an All American City, the only community in Hawaii to receive such an award.  In 2005, CNN Money Magazine ranked Mililani as one of the best places to live in the nation.  And in 2006, Mililani was named as the third wealthiest zip code by the Pacific Business News.  The still-expanding community combines suburban living with a self-sufficient and blossoming economic basis that has grown to support most of the community.

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