Quote from Rikomama
Now, my questions are:
Which side of Oahu island has more rain?
It rains more on the windward (east) side. There has been more rain all over recently which made everything grow so now there is more fodder for the brush fires. There was one last night past Waianae.
Why is Waianae area so much cheaper than other areas?
Waianae has a reputation for being a "wild west town." The residents there like that reputation but they are as nice as anywhere else. They would just like for it not to change so much. The leeward side of the island has more pure Hawaiians than the rest of the island. However Waianae ranks second only to the North Shore in the fastest rising house prices. I live in Waianae and my house has gone up $120,000 in less than a year. I'm about ready to sell it though as we plan to move to the Big Island for me to go to school.
I'll email you some pics if you want to look at it. You have crack heads all over the island and people will steal your car, mostly Toyotos and Hondas no matter where you live.
How long would it take to commute to Honolulu from Waianae or north of the island? Is it common for people to commute that distance?
I have two jobs, both in Honolulu. I would not want to brave the traffic anywhere on the island for the day shift but the evening and night shift is fine. Takes me about 40 minutes both ways.
Is there such a tour which we can check all main islands of Hawaii?
Yes, but you need 2-3 days per island. All the islands have websites also, at least the ones you're allowed to visit.
If you remember that Hawaii is a third world country, you'll do fine here. Oahu is the most "advanced." It goes downhill rapidly from that point especially in healthcare.