Waianae

The main town in Oahu’s leeward coast, Waianae includes Makaha, Nanakuli and Maili. Known mostly for its largest Native Hawaiian population, Waianae is a dryer and warmer part of the island when compared to the windward side. Often considered to be one of the island’s best kept secrets, Waianae boasts some of the best beaches that Hawaii has to offer.

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About Waianae

Often referred to as the Waianae Coast, the Waianae area is largely undeveloped. This does not mean that modern conveniences are sacrificed, however, as the area is home to a mall with a drugstore, a bank, food and clothing stores, and fast food eateries. The region also has a post office, a public library and a high school. With its pristine beaches and ample wildlife, Waianae offers abundant opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. At the Waianae Small Boat Harbor, a number of tour operators offer opportunities to take people out to snorkel with the wild dolphins or to cruise along the coastline. Fishing boats and small yachts can also be seen frequenting the harbor. Meanwhile, swimming opportunities can be found in the area’s many beaches, with Poka’i Bay being the most popular choice for swimming. Resting at the foot of the Waianae mountain range, Waianae offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. With its picturesque towns, off-the-beaten path beaches and rural landscapes, the leeward side of the island is a nature-lovers paradise. Yet, while Waianae may feel worlds away from the busy city life, it is only 25 miles away from Waikiki. Boasting a total area of just 7 square miles, only 5.4 square miles of Waianae is land. The other 1.6 miles consists of beautiful waters that serve as home to dolphins, a variety of whale species, coral reefs, turtles and tropical fish

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Living in Waianae Homes

With its dry climate and white sand beaches, Waianae offers ample opportunity to swim, fish, snorkel and otherwise enjoy the beautiful waters of Hawaii. The leeward beaches of this region are also known for their spectacular sunsets, while the winter months bring some of the world’s best surfing opportunities to the area. Makaha Beach, which is one of the best-known surfing spots in Hawaii, is located in the Waianae region, while Yokohama Bay offers one of the few places in Oahu that is completely unspoiled by development.

Waianae Real Estate

Offering small town Hawaii living, Waianae offers some of the most affordable property on the Hawaiian market. While there are more than just a few homes that exceed the $1 million mark, homes with multiple bedrooms in Waianae frequently go for between $300,000 and $400,000. While some parts of the area are still largely undeveloped, there are some gated communities in the area with some boasting mansion-sized houses on one-acre lots.

Waianae Sales Data

The median price of a home in Waianae is around $550,000, with both condos, detached houses, townhouses, two-unit structures, 3-to-4-unit structures, 5-or-more-unit structures and mobile homes all being available in the community.

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Neighborhood Demographics & Stats

Waianae boasts a population of around 13,000 that is far more racially diverse than the other side of the island. In fact, over 40 percent of the population identifies as being from two or more races.

Population by Age Level. Median Age 32.64. Households: 12,374.

In Thousand of Dollars. (Median Income: $57,603 )

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Waianae Schools & Education

Public & Private Institutions Of Learning

Waianae is served by Leihoku and Waianae elementary schools as well as Waianae Intermediate School and Waianae High School. The charter school of Ka Waihona O Ka Na’auao – New Century Pcs is also located within the community.

Avg School Rating 1.3 / 5

Where To Drink, Dine, Shop, Relax & Recline

Waianae is home to a mall, a library and several restaurants for residents to enjoy. The area also boasts numerous beaches and ample opportunity to enjoy outdoor recreation and wildlife viewing.

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