Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Waianae Coast

Hawaiian Soul Country
The Independant Lifestyle of the Waianae Coast
From Community Profiles:

Far west Oahu is a study in contrasts, corralled as it is between the dry, craggy Waianae Mountains and the watery depths of the blue Pacific Ocean.

"And when God, who created the entire universe with all of its glories, decides to deliver a message to humanity, He WILL NOT use, as His messenger, a person on cable TV with a bad hairstyle."
This was perfect for the first Hawaiians who sought shelter here over a thousand years ago. They felt that the majestic mountains provided a safe wall of isolation, allowing them to feed from the ocean and maintain an independent lifestyle.
Today, this part of Oahu is the closest thing to a true Hawaiian place on the island. Proud and independent like their forbears, Waianae Coast communities nevertheless have opened their hearts to diverse cultures, welcoming others to the ocean-loving pleasures and simple lifestyles enjoyed by centuries of Hawaiians. They fully recognize that they could get a little more upscale to live a little better like having a place to work nearby.

"Tropical Storm" by Peter Moon

All of the Waianae Coast shares 20 miles of what many feel are the island's most beautiful, unspoiled beaches. Certainly, Oahu's best big-game fishing is off this coast. And we pay attention to tsunami warnings since most of our buildings are one story.

Most Waianae Coast homes, condos and apartments are in the affordable price range, although a few expensive homes with incredible ocean views dot the landscape. The low price is because not many are willing to spend half their lifetime in traveling to Honolulu to make an honest dollar. And everyone seems to be aware that with the Rail Disaster, it is going to get worse. The neighbor islands are looking better all the time.

An industrial park would do wonders for the lucky ones to work here and making this place a little closer to Paradise.