One of the most frequent questions we get is: What is it like to raise your children in Hawaii? We moved to Maui with our four school-aged children and were excited to discover how the island experience would enrich their childhood. Here are what I believe to be the Top 3 Reasons to Raise your Kids on Maui:
1. Healthy Lifestyle
Gone are the long, cold winters that caused us to spend too much time indoors, happily replaced by sunny days on the golf course and weekly surf lessons for the kids. We instantly embraced the endless variety of outdoor sports and activities our new island life offers. Where else can you go cliff diving, snorkeling, golfing, hiking, and surfing all in one day? Whether going to the beach for a playdate or participating in a variety of local youth sports, there is always something outdoors for our kids to do and it adds up to a remarkably healthy lifestyle!
2. New Friends from All Over the World
Often when your kids meet new friends at school, they tend to be born and raised in the same town you live in (or at least from the tri-state region you’re in). Maui is an extremely transient community and our children have become friends with children from all over the country and world! While some may see the transient nature of island-living a shortfall, we view it as a rich experience for our kids to explore new cultures and meet children with vastly different upbringings.
3. Safe Communities
As parents, we want our children to be safe, first and foremost. I researched crime data for years prior to moving here and was happy to find that Maui consistently has very low crime levels. The communities are very tight-knit and neighbors watch out for one another. The spirit of Aloha is ever-present; our children certainly feel it and benefit from the warmth of the community.
While all families’ experiences are unique, I am thankful that our children have embraced the incredible island lifestyle Maui has to offer. Please reach out if you have questions about Maui real estate, moving to Maui, or raising your kids here. I’d be happy to meet you and share my experiences!