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250 Apartments for rent in Wahiawa, HI

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Last updated October 18 at 11:22pm UTC
1830 Wilikina Dr. #906
Wahiawa
Wahiawa, HI
Updated October 18 at 11:17pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
237 Ohai St
Wahiawa
Wahiawa, HI
Updated October 18 at 10:12pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
69 Lakeview Cir
Wahiawa
Wahiawa, HI
Updated October 18 at 10:12pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
1600 Wilikina Drive C 301
Wahiawa
Wahiawa, HI
Updated October 18 at 6:21pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,500
1046 Aheahe Avenue 314
Wahiawa
Wahiawa, HI
Updated October 17 at 8:09pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,575
2069 California Ave #12A
Wahiawa
Wahiawa, HI
Updated October 16 at 12:55pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
30 Koele Way Unit #D2
Wahiawa
Wahiawa, HI
Updated October 12 at 1:14pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,150
55 Mango Street
Wahiawa
Wahiawa, HI
Updated October 6 at 10:55am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,295
145 Lehua Street
Wahiawa
Wahiawa, HI
Updated October 2 at 10:59pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
323 Ohai Pl
Wahiawa
Wahiawa, HI
Updated October 2 at 6:57pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
324 Ohai Pl
Wahiawa
Wahiawa, HI
Updated October 2 at 6:56pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
306 Ohai Pl
Wahiawa
Wahiawa, HI
Updated October 2 at 6:56pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
1331 Loko Drive
Wahiawa
Wahiawa, HI
Updated September 23 at 12:48pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
303 Ohai Pl
Wahiawa
Wahiawa, HI
Updated August 24 at 2:41am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
1880 Laniloa Place
Wahiawa
Wahiawa, HI
Updated August 18 at 6:35pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,000
Results within 5 miles of Wahiawa, HI
95-361 Kuahelani Avenue A4
Mililani - Waipio - Melemanu
Mililani Town, HI
Updated October 18 at 11:22pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
95-257 Waikalani Drive #B802
Mililani - Waipio - Melemanu
Waipio Acres, HI
Updated October 18 at 6:24pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
95-2057 Waikalani Place C203
Mililani - Waipio - Melemanu
Waipio Acres, HI
Updated October 18 at 6:21pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
95-1050 Puuanu Street
Mililani Mauka - Launani Valley
Mililani Mauka, HI
Updated October 18 at 2:19pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,700
95-1147 Makaikai St
Mililani Mauka - Launani Valley
Mililani Mauka, HI
Updated October 18 at 5:40am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
95-2055 Waikalani Place B201
Mililani - Waipio - Melemanu
Waipio Acres, HI
Updated October 17 at 8:09pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,490
95-1050 Makaikai Street 12B
Mililani Mauka - Launani Valley
Mililani Mauka, HI
Updated October 17 at 8:06pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
95-062 Hokuiwa Street #209
Mililani - Waipio - Melemanu
Mililani Town, HI
Updated October 17 at 8:01pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
City Guide
Wahiawa
Moving to Wahiawa

Get a Studio Apartment or a Roommate

Brace yourself before looking through apartment rentals in Wahiawa. Although rent in Wahiawa is slightly cheaper than in the rest of Hawaii, you can still expect to pay more than you would in many major cities in the US. Groceries and basic essentials are also expensive since everything needs to be shipped from the mainland. To save some money on daily living, you might need to consider opting for a studio apartment for rent. If you prefer a bigger place, get a roommate to help cover the rent. But whatever you do, try to avoid having a spare room (or even a spare couch) at all costs, for as soon as your mainland friends get word that you live in Hawaii, it will constantly be occupied. Believe me, playing tour guide gets old very quickly.

Don't Deal Online

Although you may get a good idea of available apartments and their prices on the Internet, try not to do the whole deal online. It is always best to look your new landlord in the eye when you pay the security deposit. The Internet is rife with accommodation scams, especially when it comes to popular places like Hawaii. Seeing the apartment in person will also quickly reveal any hidden surprises such as an overpopulation of cockroaches or leaky plumbing.

Avoid August

August is the hottest and busiest time of the year in Hawaii, so unless you want to stagger from apartment to apartment and compete with other eager tenants in the heat, book your search between September and October or January and February.

Search in Advance

Tenants are required to give notice before they move out, so keep in mind that many rental condos are not available immediately. Although it might cost you an extra plane ticket and a week's hotel accommodation, do your search at least a month and a half before you are planning to move.

Compromise and Go Fully Furnished

Although about 50% of all properties in Wahiawa are rentals, only a tiny fraction are usually available for rent at any time, which greatly reduces your chances of finding something you like immediately. A savvy choice is to sign a short-term lease for a clean, fully furnished apartment, giving you time to scope the area out until you find a better place. This also gives you enough time to determine whether living in Hawaii is for you before you invest in shipping all of your belongings over.

Fluffy and Max Won't Make Things Easy

If you have furry friends and wish to take them with to Wahiawa, prepare yourself for a lot of blood, sweat and tears. Pet-friendly rental apts are notoriously hard to find in Wahiawa, and good luck on trying to convince your landlord to make concessions for you with a long list of other prospective tenants waiting in line. Hawaii also has a very strict quarantine policy for pets to ensure the state remains free of rabies. There are two main quarantine options: a five-day-or-less release or a 120-day on-island stay. To qualify for the quicker release, Bella or Max will have to have had at least two rabies vaccinations in their lifetime, with one in the past year (but not within the past 30 days). Furries also need to be micro-chipped and quarantined before arrival - and you have to provide a blood sample that has been tested for rabies.

Shipping Your Stuff

Moving to Wahiawa is a different ball game from your average cross-town or cross-continental-country move. It can take up to a month before all of your stuff will be there, so preparation is key. Most people who move to Hawaii either hire a moving company such as Royal Hawaiian Movers or Island Movers or use containers or PODs. Many rental apts in Wahiawa are already fully furnished, so consider only shipping valuables that will cost more to replace, such as your computer, bikes and recreation equipment or stuff that you don't want to sell. Shipping your car can be done but is fairly expensive, but finding a good, pre-owned car should not be hard if you want to save the hassle.

Life in Wahiawa

People and Lingo

People from all across the world end up in Wahiawa, but the ones who stay are the ones who are willing to adjust their lifestyles to survive on the island. Because of the high turnover of people, you better get used to frequenting going-away parties and making new friends. Hawaiians are friendly people and represent a rich blend of cultures. You will find that many people in Wahiawa speak either local Pidgin English or Standard English, and you also often hear Hawaiians proudly speaking their native tongue. Locals use different hand signs in traffic than you may be used to, so don't be offended by signs you don't understand and be sure to learn the "shaka" sign, which shows appreciation. Prepare yourself for a culture shock and be open to learning new ways of doing things.

Living Costs

As mentioned earlier, living in Wahiawa is expensive, so you will need to make certain adjustments. Instead of signing up at the gym, take a daily jog at the Wahiawa Recreation center. Instead of sampling the delicious dishes of Cafe Olive, Molly's Smokehouse or Maui Mike's Fire Roasted Chicken all too often, rather opt for a lovely picnic in the Wahiawa Botanical gardens. Buy local produce, which is usually cheaper than imported foods, and watch the papers for specials at the local grocers or take the trip to Honolulu and buy your monthly groceries in bulk from the wholesalers.

Transport

Most people in Wahiawa use their own cars, although there is a bus system running through Kilani Avenue, California Avenue and the Kamehameha Highway. Be sure to memorize and learn to pronounce the names of the highways and main roads, as most locals don't know the map numbers and won't be able to help you with directions otherwise. If you decide to drive around in your own car, you better start cultivating a lot of patience as the roads around the bridges can become very congested, and parking spots are often hard to find.

Island Fever

Living on a rock in the middle of the ocean, you will soon come to realize that Island Fever is a real thing. At some point, you will start missing your family 2000 miles away. Weekend getaways that don't involve going to yet another island are rare. Heck, even the snow and unpredictable weather of the mainland start to seem like a welcome change. Then again, if you feel the fever coming on, wait for the sunset, drink in hand and then snap the heck out of it. You're living in Hawaii.

If you embrace the "Aloha" spirit and love to walk through life in flip-flops, Wahiawa might just be the place for you. The breathtaking scenery, friendly people, rainbows, mountains and oceans are all a good payoff for the effort of getting there and living a simpler, more frugal life. Pomaika`i (good luck) - we hope you will find your spot in paradise.