The South Shore of Oahu

Not the largest or the oldest of the major Hawaiian Islands, Oahu is the center of commerce, government and finance in Hawaii. With close to a million in population, Oahu has grown from a collection of coastal Hawaiian villages to the tenth largest metropolitan area in the United States. Oahu’s south shore is a collection of neighborhoods, resort areas, natural wonders, historical sights, beaches and shopping areas that defy this small island of just 597 square miles.

Urban Honolulu is concentrated around the downtown financial district where Honolulu Harbor is flanked with historical buildings that house plantation and territorial era industrialists including Alexander and Baldwin and C. Brewer and more modern gleaming monoliths with names like First Hawaiian Bank and the Pacific Guardian Center. Downtown is also home of several luxury condominiums. Many have large oversized condominiums that offer stellar views of the harbor and the glorious Hawaiian sunsets in addition to being walking distance to federal and state courts, restaurants, shopping, entertainment and public transportation including the soon to be completed HART or Honolulu Area Rapid Transit.

The Ala Moana area is a favorite district of condominium aficionados. Spanning the area from the Ala Wai Canal to Ward Avenue, this area is a rapid growing area that runs the length of the most popular beach park on the island. Ala Moana Beach Park is a family friendly city park that hosts the annual July Fourth fireworks celebration along with the annual Lantern Floating event each Memorial Day weekend. The park is a bustle of locals who gather daily for tennis, jogging, outrigger canoe paddling sessions and surfing. Just across the boulevard a gaggle of gleaming ultra-modern condominiums have raised seemingly overnight along the park. Many offer upscale amenities and unobstructable ocean and sunset views. The Ala Moana Shopping Center is the most important member of the neighborhood. The center is the largest open-air shopping center in the world and serves as the very heart of shopping and transportation needs to urban Honolulu.

Honolulu is myriad of other neighborhoods that run from Koolina to Hawaii Kai and offer residents and visitors a wealth of cultural, natural and urban explorations that rival some of the more distinctive cities of the world, but no neighborhood more exciting or popular than Waikiki. This beachfront resort has just over 80,000 island visitors each day who come for the sun, sand and surf. Waikiki is also home to about 20,000 residents who live in condominiums that range from the simple to the grand. Waikiki’s newest luxury developments include everything from upscale timeshare properties to luxury condo-hotels including the new Trump Waikiki in the newly refurbished Beach Walk area.

Those who prefer quieter neighborhoods with more character, there are many to choose from. Manoa Valley has a distinctive reputation for waterfalls and rainbows, while Hawaii Kai is an abundance of sunshine and homes that range from the older and simple to the opulent and beachfront. The leeward suburbs have an abundance of residential neighborhoods, schools and parks that enjoy sunshine and warmer temperatures and are in closer proximity to the several military bases on the island.

Oahu is one of those special places where urban meets nature and lifestyles can range from country casual to city chic. Oahu certainly has something for everyone.

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Living on the Big Island

The Big Island of Hawaii gets its name for a reason. It is actually bigger than all of the other Hawaiian Islands. This allows for a unique and interesting feel, as you can set yourself up for traditional island living, or go inland enough and feel like you are living on the mainland. Plenty of single family homes, townhouse and condos are available on the Big Island (Hawaii Island) so whether you are looking to rent or buy you will be able to find something.

With comfortable year round weather, some of the most unique beaches in Hawaii, and wide open spaces, Big Island is second to none when it comes to amazing living experiences. Perhaps this is why so many people have chosen to make the Big Island of Hawaii their living destination.

The most appealing aspect of Big Island living is the price of Real Estate. No other place in Hawaii allows for the same price range as the Big Island does. When you are viewing single-family homes, townhouses and condo on the Big Island you feel like you are looking at properties on the mainland. This is because the prices for Real Estate properties on the Big Island are the most affordable in the state of Hawaii.

While it may feel like mainland prices, it definitely isn’t mainland living. You get the full feel of island living on the Big Island of Hawaii. Luscious and tropical greenery and amazing Pacific Ocean surf await you in this island paradise with mainland prices.

The Big Island has perhaps some of the most recognizable and unique destinations in the world. From the hikes and valleys to the black sand beaches, Big Island living is second to none when it comes to adventure and family friendly living.

One of the most well known attractions/destinations on the Big Island is Volcano National Park. Home to an always erupting volcano, it is definitely a must see if you chose to call the Big Island your home. Recognized around the world, living on the Big Island will allow you to gain access to this one of a kind national park almost anytime.

The Big Island is continually growing, both population wise and land mass wise, and it has become one of the more popular destinations for people moving to Hawaii. While the population is still much smaller than say Oahu, the fact of the matter is that the Big Island homes for sale has so much land available that it makes even a larger population look small.

Whether you are looking for a permanent home or a place to hang your hat for a spell, the Big Island is a great place to set up. Check it out today! Living on the Big Island is a truly rewarding and unforgettable experience.

Large Single-Family Home in Makakilo

Great prices on single-family homes in the Makakilo area of Oahu are currently available, and what better place to start looking than with this large single-family home located on Hoalii Place in majestic Makakilo. This is a must see for anyone who is looking for a great price on a single-family home that is perfect for a family.


This large 4-bedroom, 2,5 bathroom single-family home is in excellent condition and is ready to move into right now! With over 2,00 square feet of living space, this gorgeous single-family home in Makakilo has plenty of room for an entire family. Located in Kumulani, the house is close to Kapolei middle school and Kapolei high school, and is also close to Mauka Lani elementary school; for those families that still have little ones.

The home includes all the normal amenities that you would expect, but the single-family home also includes a bedroom on 1st floor, private entry, full bath on 1st floor, landscaped lawn, lawn sprinkler, and a patio/deck. There is so much to see in this amazing home that you will definitely want to take your time during the showing.

The house sits in a gated community that also has plenty of security. The property is amazing, as is the home. You and your family can sleep well at night knowing you purchased a great home in a great neighborhood. Good security, great prices, good schools and plenty of family friendly activities make the large single-family home in Makakilo worth a look.

Take this opportunity to view this listing and many other fantastic listings that are available in the Makakilo area. Purchase this home and give your family the security they need. A beautiful floor plan and amazing layout awaits you in this home in Makakilo.


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