The childhood home of Barack Obama, Makiki gained recognition on July 11, 1842 when Punahou School opened its doors to educate missionary children. Located near the site of the Kapunahou water spring, the school was made possible by a 200-acre land grant provided by Governor Boki. Barack Obama is an alumni of the school, as are several members of the Hawaiian royal family. Located northwest of Downtown Honolulu, Makiki stretches east to west from Punahou Street to Pensacola Street and north to south from Round Top Drive/Makiki Heights Drive to Lunalilo Freeway. While the neighborhood consists mostly of older homes, smaller apartment buildings and side streets, major roadways include Pensacola Street, Punahou Street, Nehoa Street, Pi’ikoi Street and Wilder Avenue.
Makiki is home to a number of restaurants and shops, while area parks offer a variety of recreational opportunities. Among these are the hiking trails within valley heights, which are available for public use.
Single family homes in Makiki range in price from around $998,000 to $18 million, with the median price being $1.87 million. The median interior size is 2,881 square feet while the median land size is 10,037 square feet.
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Makiki features a community center, a market place, several churches of various denominations, a library and parks. Through community partnerships among nonprofit organizations within the neighborhood, Makiki offers a variety of recreational, cultural, educational and social service events to its residents.
Public & Private Institutions Of Learning
The Makiki area is served by 8 primary and secondary schools, including Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School. The community is also home to the private, co-educational, college preparatory school of Punahou School. Also known as Oahu College, the school serves students from kindergarten through twelfth grade.