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Jan. 13, 2012 by Maui Real Estate Search

From NYC to Maui...

People frequently ask me how I ended up selling Wailea Real Estate. My journey to Maui started 4 years ago. At the time we were living in New York City but found out we had a baby on the way so decided to move closer to family. My family lives in Atlanta and my wife's lives on Maui, so with that we decided to make the move 5,000 miles from the East Coast to the sunny Pacific (sight unseen for me as I had never been to Hawaii before our decision). We moved to Kihei a few months prior to the arrival of our son, Julian Kai. Getting used to life in Maui was easy, as the locals are friendly and visitors are usually joyful to be on vacation. One of the hardest things to get used to was the lack of 'things', coming from NYC we were used to having a plethora of choices in everything - whether we were looking for a Mexican restaurant, an electronics store, or a toy store. Yet Maui is still relatively undeveloped when compared to the large metropolises sprinkled throughout North America. But well, having access to some of the best beaches in the world, such as Kam I, Charley Young, Baldwin, and (our favorite) Keawakapu made everything else seem trivial. As I settled on Maui, I learned more about the culture, the easy-going attitude, the local history, and about everything that Maui has to offer. Although many think of sandy beaches when they think of Maui, it really offers a multitude of micro-climates. From Makawao with its cowboy/cattle history, to Kula perched at Haleakala's foot with a climate most wouldn't think is on Maui (fire up that fireplace!), to Paia is a hip little beach town, to the world-class resort communities of Wailea and Kapalua, Maui can set the perfect stage for a life on one of the world's most beautiful places. Thinking about moving? Post a comment with any questions or concerns and ask away for a local's perspective.


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"Hi, My name is David. My partner & I are planning to move to Maui in early June of this year. We traveled to Maui in Jan. 2010 for two weeks in fell in love with the island. After we returned home, we decided to go ahead and make the big move. We have done lots of research already and have chosen Kihei to make our new home. If there is any help or suggestions that anyone my have would be greatly appreciated. Thanx, David "

Posted by davidj on Jan. 23, 2012

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