Tired of the daily grind? Find a slower-paced, stress-free life in these dream towns
Anywhere on this lush, easygoing island would suffice for the average overworked Mainlander, but hot spots to consider include Puna (the fastest-growing district in eastern Hawaii), with its black-sand beaches and macadamia nut farms; and timeless towns like Waimea and Hawi, where artists, surfers, and disenchanted daily grinders are filling up the cafes. But daydreamers, prepare for sticker shock the first time you buy a carton of OJ or fill your gas tank.
Median home price: $250,000