The personal-finance website WalletHub.com is here again with one of its fascinating snapshots of American cities, this time about where singles do best. In Honolulu, they don’t do half bad.
Actually, overall the city ranks in the top quarter, No. 11 among best cities for unmarrieds. Per capita, we’re fifth in the number of cafes, for example. And Honolulu tops the charts for the number of shopping centers and wellness and spa centers per 100,000 population. In case you didn’t know: Apparently these places are dating centers, too.
We’re down in the cellar (No. 41) for online dating opportunities. But who needs a website to meet people in such a beautiful place, right?
Bye-bye farm land, but housing is good, too
After years of dispute, Ho‘opili looks like a go. Developer D.R. Horton plans to break ground on an initial phase of the controversial Ho‘opili project next year following the state Supreme Court ruling last week that cleared the way for the master-planned community with 11,750 homes on Oahu’s Ewa plain.
The high court issued a 4-1 decision to uphold a 2012 state Land Use Commission decision to urbanize the area. We hope that Ho‘opili residents eventually will take advantage of another new project — rail transit.