Surrounded by waterfalls and tropical gardens, Hilo is a town that may very well be in your dreams.   Polynesian and Asian cultures come together in Hilo to form some of the best cultural living and visiting experiences on any of the Islands.

Hilo is known for its festive attitude, music, and beautiful flora.  The townis also a your typical, Hawaiian “laid back” town with the Aloha lifestyle.  The tropical rainy climate is very comfortable and the people are friendly and helpful.

If you’re thinking of moving to Hawaii’s Big Island, then Hilo is one of the places that you’re probably considering.  If you’re not…well, here’s your chance to start looking into it.


Notable Characteristics About Living in Hilo, Hawaii:

  • During Easter Week, the world famous Merrie Monarch Hula Festival takes place and attracts hula enthusiasts and competitors from around the world.
  • Downtown Hilo is speckled with restaurants, clothing stores, and a Farmer’s Market that will blow you away.
  • Right next door to the town are two of Hawaii’s favorite features. the area of the town sits below Mauna Kea Volcano and rises above Hilo Bay.

Merrie Monarch Festival Hilo Hawaii

Hilo Hawaii Stats (2014)

  • According to Live AreaVibes, Hilo has a livability score of 75. (You can see more in the graphic below for specific grades in each area.)
  • The Median Household income is $52,268 while the Median House Value in is $320,700.
  • The Median rent in Hilo is $851 as opposed to the median rent in the state of $1,303.
  • The average cost of gas is $3.92 per gallon. And the average summer temperature is 76 degrees.
  • The Hilo Crime Rate estimation is 51% higher than the rest of Hawaii averages. It is safer than only 11.6% of other cities in the US.
  • Population is 43,263 in 2013 and the State of Hawaii as a whole was 1,404,054.

See our Hawaii Cost of Living and Housing Articles.

From Areavibes.com