Why Toby Clairmont left Hawaii

“My wife and I left Hawaii in September 2018. Hawaii was my home for over 60 years. We left because we wanted to retire in a place that was less costly (cost of living, taxes, anticipated future tax burdens) and less politically one-sided (two-party system is absent).

“We left behind the graves of my parents (two generations) and one son. I am not optimistic regarding the future of Hawaii; the business climate is poor, politicians are ineffective at solving problems (traffic, homelessness), and all this appears to be trending unfavorably. Leaving Hawaii was a multi-year and difficult decision.”

Toby Clairmont
Battle Ground, Washington
Former resident of Mililani

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