Happy Thanksgiving! We give you the reasons why living on the Big Island deserves gratitude-from the Aloha, to the food, to the beaches, to the people, we are very fortunate to call Hawaii home. (If you love this island as much as we do, you will find yourself nodding and enjoying the beautiful photos, too!)
No matter where you choose to live on the Big Island, you will be living in one of nine designated lava zones. For example, Lava Zone 1 is the highest-risk zone for potential lava hazards, while Lava Zone 9 poses little or no risk at all. Read more about the lava zones and where you may find opportunity in purchasing property.
There has been a brewing argument over property taxes and who is paying most of them for some time in Hawaii due to new legislation requiring second home owners to help pay for teacher salary increases for local schools in the state.
On Friday March 17th, Hawaii celebrated the birth of King Kamehameha III who was the King of Hawaii from 1825 to 1854. Biographer P. Christiaan Klieger cites March 17, 1814 as his birthday, however, early historians suggested June or July 1814, but one accepted date is August 11, 1813. This video showing the celebration from Big Island TV explains more.