Post # 1
My FI is stationed out there and is currently deployed. I am planning on moving out there in August, before he gets home, and I am having a little bit of trouble finding an apartment. Does anyone live on Oahu? We need something close to Schofield, and under or around $2000 a month, and that allows a small dog. I looked online at the Royal Kunia, has anyone been or lived there? Or any other suggestions? I was planning on flying out to look at places, but flights are INSANE, and I dont really want to spend the money, so I am hoping to get an idea and find a place so that when I move out there we already have it. Any advice is appreciated. 🙂
Post # 3
My dad was stationed at Wheeler when I was a kid. Is it possible for the two of you to live on base?
Post # 4
@cmbr: We could, but as we arent married yet we cant get a place, and the wait list is like 6 months after we are married and both on island, so we would have to have a place to wait it out anyways.. So we are just going to rent a place and not deal with any of that.
Post # 5
Anyone living in Oahu, or familiar with apartments on island?
Post # 6
I live on Schofield but on the base. There are apartments pretty close to Schofield but the best bet is to try online in apartment finder or something along the lines since you can’t fly here. Do you think you can get in contact with Housing on the base to ask for information on off-base housing?
Post # 7
@ChellFish22: hi! my FI is on oahu (he’s navy) and I have been there 3 times to visit but I don’t live there. when he was looking for apartments, I just did a ton of googling to help him find something. like you can google the neighborhood names and apartment complexes. so i just googled royal kunia and the reviews are not that promising.
My first thought for you was mililani because it’s close to schofield and I remember reading it was nice when I was looking for FI. disclaimer: I have not been there!! I just love the internet! however I found this forum post that sounds similar to your situation and it sounds like plenty of other people also like mililani too http://www.city-data.com/forum/oahu/1288996-where-live-near-schofield-barracks.html
Good luck!! I wish I had better info for you! also +1 @Doralise: to see if you can get a recommendation from base housing office for an off-base place
Post # 8
@fingerscrossed: we used to rent a house in mililani. But we wouldnt be able to afford it now without having roommates again.. and we really want our own place. Most of the apartments there dont allow pets, or if they do there is something else missing like a/c (which is a must for me) or they are out of our price range
I am going to keep looking, and hopefully something catches me eye and is a good deal, I just feel like im never going to find something. Especially being so far away. Im not sure about contacting base housing.. but I can surely try it later. Anyone else had any experience with this?
Post # 9
My suggestion for a young couple is to not live near post. If you have only one car and he’ll need it to get to work you will need to be able to get to work easily. We lived on Ala Wai Blvd. The nice side is that traffic usually went the opposite direction during my man’s commute and I was able to walk to work. Also, it is key to look at the place or have his buddy’s spouse (if they are deployed also) look at it before sending money. There are lots of scams out there. If you want to msg me I can give you specifics. I say live it up while you live there. Hike, spend time at the beach, live near the beach and take advantage of all the festivals and movies on the beach.
Post # 10
I live in Honolulu, so it’s a bit different from where you’re looking, but when I was trying to move to Oahu, nobody was interested in trying to rent to us “sight-unseen”. Basically, nobody would rent to us without actually being present on the island to view the apartment, fill out the application, etc etc. We ended up doing a vacation rental in Waikiki for a month (which we found on one of those vrbo.com sites or something), and then we used that month to look for apartments (both that we’ve lived in so far we found on craigslist!). Craigslist is great if you just be smart about it, many realtors and property management companies advertise on craigslit. The problem here is that there are so many people looking for housing, and vacant apartments don’t stay vacant for very long!