Nestled against the Ko’olau Mountains in Downtown Honolulu, the neighborhood of Nuuanu offers the perfect location for those who need to be close to work but also wish to live among lush landscape where they can breathe crisp, fresh air. Homes in Nuuanu range from small country cottages to large estates, many of which were built in the early to mid-20th Century.
Located just minutes from downtown, Nuuanu is rich in history and natural beauty. With streets surrounded by trees and flora, living in Nuuanu feels like living in a mountain rainforest. The Nuuanu Stream and other smaller streams run through various parts of the neighborhood, creating an even more organic feel to the neighborhood and its properties. The land that is now Nuuanu was once covered by taro fields and irrigation ditches. Later, the area became home to the Queen Emma Summer Palace, which was built in the 1800s when King Kamehameha III and his wife Queen Emma decided to build a place to escape from the summer heat. The Oahu Country Club, which is over 100-years-old, is another historic landmark located in Nuuanu. This highly-respected club boasts a beautiful golf course offering views of Koolaus, downtown and the ocean. The club, which hosts a variety of social events throughout the year, also features an extensive fitness center, a pool and fine dining restaurants. Other places of interest in Nuuanu include the Pali L ookout and the Foster Botanical Garden, both of which offer additional opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty of the area
Nuuanu consists mostly of single-family houses built in the 60s and 70s. Most of the older homes feature single wall construction, meaning they were built without studs or space between the inner and outer walls. Many homes in the neighborhood boast lovely city views.
While Nuuanu is almost completely residential, its proximity to town makes it easy to access a variety of malls, shopping centers, restaurants and more.
As of 2017, homes in Nuuanu range in price from $400,000 to $2 million, with the median price being $1.19 million. The median interior size is 2,120 square feet, while the median land size is 5,072 square feet.
With its quiet streets and proximity to top-notch schools, Nuunau is known for being a great place to raise families. Boasting a population of over 50,000 people, Nuuanu offers a peaceful atmosphere near to the city.
Population by Age Level. Median Age 44.53. Households: 5,803.
In Thousand of Dollars. (Median Income: $74,703 )
Population by Education Level
Fair Market Rents
Public schools serving Nu’uanu include Nu’uana, Ma’ema’e and Pauoa elementary schools, Kawananakoa Middle School and Roosevelt and McKinley high schools. Other nearby schools include Punahou, Kamehameha, Hanhauoli and Chaminade. The University of Hawaii is also located nearby.
Nuuanu offers easy access to all that the island has to offer, while the Nuuanu Valley in which it sits is home to numerous hiking trails and other opportunities for outdoor recreation.
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