1. Metropolitan living in paradise.
At nearly 1 million people, Oahu’s population is greater than the rest of Hawaii combined, with Honolulu ranking as America’s twelfth-largest city.
2. Quality education.
Some of Hawaii’s best private schools – including Punahou, Iolani and Mid-Pacific Institute – combine with a comprehensive public school system to give residents a wide range of choices. Additionally, the University of Hawaii’s main campus is located on Oahu.
3. Cultural melting pot.
Gain insight into Hawaii’s rich cultural history at any of the Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Portuguese and Korean festivals and events held throughout the year.
4. Legendary surfing locale.
Each winter, Oahu’s North shore, home to such famous surf breaks as the Banzai Pipeline, plays host to some of the largest waves on the planet. If the inspiration to learn hits, famous Waikiki beach is a great place to start.
5. International air travel.
Honolulu International Airport (HNL) gives you the freedom of choice when you need to travel. Hosting more than 20 million visitors annually, it is one of the world’s highest volume airports.