Originally Posted by EODTRD
Sounds like Ewa Beach is pretty popular. I've seen a few listings so far. I don't get there till Aug so I'm sure more will open up as pcs season hits.
I work on Hickam and live in Ewa (Air National Guard). You will hit traffic all the time. I have to be at work at 0530. I leave my house at 0430 and can get to work in about 15-20 minutes. If I leave after 0430 I get caught in traffic. In the afternoon I have to leave base by 1500. Anything later and you will be stuck in bumper to bumper traffic exiting the gate all the way to Ewa. Normal time to get home is an hour. If its around 1700 you'll be in traffic more than an hour and a half. If there are any accidents or road work (which we have had for the past few years) you could be stuck in traffic for awhile. Last Halloween there was an accident on the freeway and it was also raining. I left base at 1500 as usual, it took me two and a half hours to get home! BTW its about 18 miles one way from where I live in Ewa to Hickam.
Your best bet is to live on base. Yeah you wont make money but if you live in Ewa your gonna spend most of your work day in traffic. If you live on Hickam you could ride a bike to work and save money on gas.
If I could, I would live on base in a heartbeat. No traffic, secure, and a good community. Plus there is a cool place to take the dogs on the beach.