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Hawaii is a vacation spot for most. But for a few the dream of living in paradise is too strong to ignore. The television show Hawaii Life says you don't have to be rich to live in Hawaii; you just have to want it." The agents of Hawaii Life real estate take future residents around the islands to find the perfect home. Many of the real estate agents on the show moved from the Mainland and are happy to share their Hawaiian experiences with want-to-be homebuyers. The first episodes featured properties on the island of Kauai. Additional episodes show properties on the other three islands: Maui, Oahu and the Big Island.

Unlike other house hunting shows, the beaches, mountains, and volcanoes are just as important as the houses visited. Houses range from modest homes in family-friendly neighborhoods to swanky resort-like estates with sweeping views. Most of the families looking for homes were seduced by the island while on vacation and have decided to take the leap to move there permanently. During the show, house hunters are shown three properties by a Hawaii Life agent that fit their list of needs and wants. Then the homebuyers must debate the pros and cons of each property and finally choose just one perfect place to call home.

The show explores different neighborhoods on each island visited. Farm-like settings, suburban neighborhoods, resort living communities and condos on the beach are all available. Hawaii Life also dispels the myth that living in Hawaii is too expensive and unattainable for the average homebuyer. The show packs a lot of information into a half-hour program. This is a good watch for those who dream of living a Hawaiian paradise and for those who are just curious about how Hawaiians live. The scenery alone is worth turning on the television.

Thursday 8:00 PM et/pt on HGTV
10 Seasons, 139 Episodes
January 1, 2013
Family, Reality
7.0/10
Cast: Jayney Arden
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Hawaii Life Full Episode Guide

  • An Atlanta family with hectic lives is ready to pursue their passions and spend more time outdoors in a Hawaiian dream home.

  • After years of taking care of a large home with a pool and yard, a couple searches for a simplified home on Oahu where they can spend more time outdoors.

  • Life in hectic Denver is too much for Angela, and after one vacation to the Big Island, she's ready to move and start her next chapter.

  • A couple moves to Kauai to swim in the ocean and paint by the shore.

  • A Kentucky couple makes the move to Maui with their six pets.

  • Arizona newlyweds leave the desert for the Ewa Beach area of Oahu.

  • A newly engaged couple has grown tired of rough Ohio winters and follows a job opportunity to Oahu. They've packed everything they own and are ready to enjoy the island's perfect weather and gorgeous landscape. They're hoping to find a home with an open concept and spacious yard -- will they find the perfect place?

  • A California family seeks a home with mountain views on Kauai.

  • A recently married Puerto Rico couple misses the aloha spirit of their Hawaiian hometown. They quickly jump at the opportunity to move back home to Oahu and buy their first house together. With the help of their agent, the young couple is looking for an open-concept home on the windward side of the island.

  • Tired of their busy city life, a San Francisco couple decides to settle down on Maui to raise their one-year-old daughter. They hope to find a large home with a separate space for family to visit.

  • A couple with physically demanding, high-pressure jobs as fisherman in Seaside, Oregon, is ready for a change of pace. They fell in love with the Big Island during a vacation, now they're ready to find the perfect home where they can trade in fishing for a life of farming.

  • After graduating from college in Honolulu and falling in love with the bustling city, a Seattle woman decides to stay put and find a home in Oahu. She loves the amazing surf sports in the area and can't imagine ever going back to the rainy weather of Seattle so she's looking for her own piece of paradise. With the help of her agent, she's hoping to find a pet-friendly condo close to her favorite beaches and parks.

  • An adventurous California couple has grown tired of their busy San Diego lifestyle and is seeking new thrills in Oahu. They love the turquoise waters, sandy beaches and laid-back vibes of the town and think it would be the perfect place to expand their underwater photography business. Will they find their picture-perfect oasis?

  • After making several trips to the beautiful island, a couple is ready to move their family and window-washing business to Maui. They enlist a local broker to find the perfect home that's suitable for the whole family.

  • After 25 years of dreaming, a California couple is finally ready to move to the sandy beaches of Maui.

  • A growing Oregon family is ready to settle on the Big Island of Hawaii. They love the culture, environment and year-round adventures that Kona has to offer.

  • Kansas City friends Matt, Ryan and Lucas are looking to bring their business to Waikiki, and they need to find a condo in the heart of Oahu where they can live and work while getting set up.

  • Kurt and Rebecca love kayaking and the outdoors. With their children now grown, they're starting a new chapter in their life on Kauai. They want a home with easy access to warm waters and the rest of the island's natural beauty.

  • A couple is moving to Hawaii to escape the hustle and bustle of Washington, D.C. Their agent is tasked with finding a two-bedroom condo with amazing views for no more than $950,000 so the couple can make Hawaii their forever home.

  • A couple choose to flee the rainy northwest and head to the beaches of Kauai.

  • An active family who are sick of the harsh winters in Erie, Col., make their kid's wish to live close to the sea come true by looking for a home with a big yard near Waimea.

  • An Army family seek out a home with a large backyard and the pool their three children are wishing for after they are relocated from a Washington station to Oahu.

  • A chef and his wife flee chilly Colorado for life on the Big Island, where they confront some hard choices concerning their first home.

  • Newlyweds from North Carolina are driven to purchase a home steps away from the sand in Ewa Beach, Oahu.

  • A Baltimore pair go after exciting career possibilities in Hawaii's Big Island, and look for a home priced $375,000 with a two-car garage and plenty of room in the backyard for their two dogs.

  • A young military family from the Midwest is ready for an Oahu lifestyle.

  • A young couple who are sick of the rat race and chilly winters of Washington, D.C., embrace Oahu's island vibe as they look for the perfect Hawaiian beachfront home where they can manage their eco-cleaning business.

  • A fun-loving pair choose to leave their humdrum lives in Phoenix and begin an exciting new business venture in Kauai, where they search for a home with a garden view that is perfect for entertaining.

  • A mom flees the Arizona desert to follow her daughter to Oahu, land of waterfalls, lush green landscapes and beaches. After she gets a job, she sets her sights on locating a dog-friendly home on the west side of the island.

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