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Ask anyone to name the states most coveted by retirees in the U.S. and chances are high they’d fire off a list of sun magnets on either coast.

But as today’s seniors look toward retirement with nest eggs battered by the recession, more thought will go into choosing their final zip code than climate alone.

In a search for the best states to retire, MoneyRates.com’s Richard Barrington spent weeks analyzing what he says are the seven key factors seniors should consider:

Cost of living, property taxes, violent crime rates, climate, life expectancy for seniors, recent population growth in the senior demographic and unemployment.

“Retirees and young people have very different concerns,” Barrington told Business Insider. “Crime’s a good example. Older folks are especially vulnerable to crime and they tend to worry about it more.”

Despite a cost of living that ranks among the nation’s highest, seniors are flocking to Hawaii and living longer for it.

While the average life expectancy after age 65 in the U.S. is 18.19, seniors in Hawaii add an extra two years to their lives, Barrington found.

“We looked at life expectancy because it’s a good proxy for what the environmental state might be like for seniors,” he says.

Just be sure you’ve set realistic expectations for island life.

“One of Hawaii’s drawbacks is that is has the highest cost of living. Retirees moving there need to understand they have to have the financial resources to handle it.”

[Added comment by Blogger:  Many people think ofHawai’iasHonoluluor Waikiki on theislandofOahu.  Most are unaware thatHonolulu, andOahu, are very hectic, costly, and urban locales.   Considered by many to be the better choice of islands are Kauai and Maui. Maui has lots of big hotels and dining. Kauaiis much quieter and certainly greener.  They are equal in scenic vistas and attractions. For more onKauai, click on or paste into your browser:


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 The luxurious Waipouli Beach Resort, was selected among the top ten venues onKauaiby Pacific Business News.  The top ten also included high end Grand Hyatt Regency Kauai in Poipu and the ultra-luxe St. Regis Resort in Princeville.

Waipouli Beach Resort features one and two bedroom high end vacation rental condos, with two separate full bedroom suites, a full high end kitchen (Wolf, Sub-Zero, Fischer-Paykel, and Nespresso), living room, dining area, 3 flat screens w/Blu-Rays, and outdoor lanai directly overlooking an unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean, surf, sunrises, and water birds.  A gourmet restaurant, Oasis on the Ocean  (direct on the beach dining and cocktail lounge), the 2nd largest pool on Kauai with waterfalls, jet pools, and slides, a health spa, and privacy. And by far the most attractive guest rates.

Here’s more: http://www.tdrice.com/display-property.php?list_id=10601


In the July, 2011, Sunset magazine, page 76, Waipouli’s famed Monico’s Taqueria was named in the top 15 nationwide.  Monico’s bright yellow building at 4-356 Kuhio Hwy is worth a stop for both residents and visitors.  The article goes on to say “Monico’s succulent fresh ahi version is almost impossible to beat.”  Don’t miss this unique spot for a quick and transportable lunch.

Save Money On Kauai Luxury Lodging

SAVING MONEY WHILE ON KAUAI: Waipouli Beach Resort H302

Whether you are a visitor, in the market for Kauai real estate, or a Realtor, this pricing information will save serious money on lodging.

There are 4 main high end resorts on Kauai: Grand Hyatt Poipu, Marriott Lihue, St. Regis Princeville and Waipouli Beach Resort in Kapaa. Two others, Westin Princeville, and Marriott Waiohai are time shares.

A price survey was conducted June 3, as the travel season begins. The specifications were: two master suites, full kitchen, luxurious grounds, oceanfront, and price.  Actual amenities varied slightly.   Here are the per day results:

Grand Hyatt Ocean Suite                            $893

Marriott Lihue                                            $668 (time share subject to availability)

St. Regis                                                     $1,800 for the master suite and $700 for

adjoining bedroom

Waipouli Beach Resort                              $299-$529 seasonal


None of the first three had a high end kitchen, 3 LCD/Blu-Ray systems, free Nespresso coffee, or other standard amenities of Waipouli Beach Resort H302.  The Kapaa location is ideal to shorten drives to scenic spots or properties.  See more at:



Then call Property Manager Josh Rudinoff of Kauai Exclusive Management at 808 651 0040 for booking.  H302, the best for less.

Blog courtesy of www.hawaii-property.com