Angie is an escrow officer with First American Title in Aiea.
Can you briefly tell me a little about yourself?
I’m married and have lived in Mililani since 1977. My husband and I do not have any children.
Where is Mililani and what’s it like as a community?
Mililani is located in the center of Oahu. It’s very family-oriented and is a typical American suburb. WE really enjoy living in Mililani.
Did you live in Hawaii before you moved to Mililani and, if so, how would you compare where you lived before and living in your neighborhood?
Yes, I grew up in Pearl City. Mililani is very similar except Pearl City is an older community and the residents are older. Mililani has younger families, so I believe there are more activities here.
Did you have your heart set on Mililani or did you consider buying in other neighborhoods in and around Honolulu?
WE actually wanted to live in Mililani.
Do you worry about crime in Mililani?
A little, as crime can be anywhere.
Was it hard to meet people when you moved to Mililani?
WE have met our neighbors, but with most couples both the husband and wife work, so our time spent with the neighbors is a little limited.
Do you work in the city of Honolulu? What’s your commute like?
No, I work in Aiea, which is about 15 to 20 minutes away from my home. When there’s traffic, I can still get to work within about 30 minutes, unless there is a major accident on the freeway.
Do you have any advice for the newcomer regarding transportation or traffic in Mililani and the city of Honolulu?
If you work in Honolulu, try to stagger your hours. I believe this would alleviate some of the stress of traveling to work.
How has the real estate market changed since you bought your house?
There has been so much growth in Mililani since WE moved here over 30 years ago. As for the market, it’s constantly changing, as it should. This way the market is corrected as time goes on.
Do you like the quality of life in Mililani?
Yes, very much so. Everything WE need is nearby, such as shopping, medical and more. WE could use a few more restaurants right in Mililani that offer a variety of eating experiences. Maybe smaller, simpler, healthier options and not fast food restaurants.
What would you say is the one “can’t miss” event or place that a family living in Mililani and Hawaii should be sure to experience?
I don’t think there is just one event or place, but there are many fairs and sports events for children. I think it’s a nice family area to enjoy everyday life.
What places should you avoid if you don’t want to see a lot of tourists?
Waikiki. WE don’t get there often, but once in a while I like to walk through Waikiki. WE don’t mind the tourists at all; they keep Hawaii alive and well.
Do you have a favorite restaurant in Mililani or in other parts of Honolulu?
WE enjoy dinner at Kunio’s in Waikele or Macaroni Grill in Ala Moana.
Is there anything that you don’t like about living in Mililani or living in Hawaii?
I have nothing to really complain about.
What advice would you give people who are house hunting in Honolulu and especially in Mililani?
Take your time and be sure of the home you are buying. Get to know its location and the home itself. Be sure you are comfortable in it, financially and spiritually.
Do you have an anecdote that encapsulates your living experience in Mililani?
Life is simple, enjoy.
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