Michelle is a personal trainer at 24 Hour Fitness in Aiea.
Please tell me a little bit about yourself.
I was born and raised in Pearl City and have lived here for 37 years. I’m married and have two children.
Where is Pearl City and what’s it like as a community?
Pearl City is in Central Oahu and is a middle-income community. It’s more of an urban area and less suburban.
Is it easy to find childcare in Pearl City?
I have 3-year-old twins and have found it easy to find childcare here.
Do you work in the city of Honolulu? What’s your commute like?
I work in Pearl City and only have a 5-minute drive to get to work.
Would you have any advice for the newcomer regarding transportation or traffic in Pearl City and the city of Honolulu?
The traffic isn’t as bad as it is on the mainland. There just aren’t that many alternate routes from one end of the island to the next.
How has the real estate market changed since you bought property in Pearl City?
I own a house and for me the value of the property has gone up.
Do you like the quality of life in Pearl City?
Yes, I enjoy the quality of life here and do not worry about crime in Pearl City. It’s also easy to meet people here.
What surprised you most about moving to and living in Pearl City?
It’s surprising how it has become such a central location to live in.
What would you say is the one “can’t miss” event or place that a family living in Pearl City and Hawaii should be sure to experience?
The beach is really a can’t-miss place. To avoid tourists, Waikiki and North Shore would be the places to avoid.
Is there anything that you don’t like about living in Pearl City or living in Hawaii?
The only downside is that property tax is high and seems to be going up.
What advice would you give people who are house hunting in Honolulu and especially in Pearl City?
It’s very important to have a good real estate person help you out.
Do you have an anecdote that encapsulates your living experience in Pearl City?
Overall Pearl City is a fun place to live and a very good place to raise a family.
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