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    Fort Shafter, HI Local Information

    Fort Shafter is located in Honolulu, Hawaii on the island of Oahu, in the area known as Honolulu City and County. The population of Honolulu city is around 390,000 and the City and County area has a population of 953,000.

    There are a lot of tourist activities in Hawaii and finding them should be fairly easy. Fun in Hawaii includes beach fun, luaus, exploring Hawaii's interior, and Hawaii's unique local food.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the Fort Shafter area ranges from $750 to $1,500 per month, with a median of about $1,100 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a house in the Honolulu communities is about $574,000, compared to $525,000 for Hawaii. This varies greatly on type of house; condos are a good deal less.

    Short Description of the Area: Honolulu is the capital of Hawaii and is the most populous city in the state. The city is broken down into several different residential, shopping, and tourist districts.

    Climate and Weather: The area has a tropical climate, with year round temperatures between the mid-80s and low-70s; about 5 degrees cooler in winter and 5 higher in summer. There is a slight difference in rainfall from winter to summer, less than three inches a year - the rains are a little heavier in winter. Disastrous weather - hurricanes, tornadoes, and other severe storms - is rare. The islands are volcanically active, but the main volcano in Hawaii is on another island, and there is no expectation of an eruption on Oahu in the near future. Overall the area is very pleasant.

    Local Culture: Hawaii is very removed from the mainland US, and has a different set of customs and habits, its own local cuisine, casual dress styles, a strong local dialect, and other social features, a blend of native Hawaiian, Asian, US mainlander, and other Pacific influences. Ask locals, politely.