I chose to leave Hawaii because it is expensive, crowded and lots of locals seemed to have a sense of entitlement. My wife is a mainland girl and she pointed out that the education system in the islands is broken. Kids were fighting with the teachers and teachers were being threatened by parents.
We moved to where housing and land is affordable. There are lots of job opportunities and better pay. The education system is among the best in the country. Ethnicity is diverse and rich. Not as much as the islands, but good enough.
Apple Valley, Minnesota
Former resident of Kailua, Oahu