Neighborhood Spotlight: Pearl City

Known locally as “Central Oahu”, Pearl City is a wonderful and bustling residential area bursting with natural splendor and local amenities. It’s one of the best places on the island to find an unbeatable variety of housing options and scenic views with easy access to all the conveniences of modern life.

Pearl City at a glance

Pearl City is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located on the north shore of Pearl Harbor with a population of about 45,000. It’s bordered by Waipahu on the west and Waimalu on the east and is located about 11 miles west of downtown Honolulu. Once a popular location of rice paddies and fields, it became the final stop of a rail line in 1889 and residential lots were made available that same year. These days, you’ll find high-rise buildings sharing the skyline with mountain peaks and residential neighborhoods cozied up to expansive forests. While not as popular a tourist destination as other nearby neighborhoods, many people do travel to Pearl City to visit the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.

Pearl City real estate

One of the most attractive features of Pearl City is the number and variety of homes you’ll find available. No matter your style or budget – from sophisticated luxury homes to charming condos – you’ll find what you’re looking for in this neighborhood. The neighborhood is ideally situated, allowing residents easy commuting to wherever they need to go. The median sale price of a home in Pearl City is approximately $550,000.

Pearl City amenities

There are so many interesting things to see and do in Pearl City! Perhaps the most famous local attraction is the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor which commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor and the entry of the United States into World War II. Visitors to the memorial can explore onshore exhibits, watch video remembrances, and tour a sunken battleship in the harbor. 

Pearl City is also a wonderful place to explore the beauty of nature. There are many beautiful hiking trails in the neighborhoods. The Waimano Pool Trail is a popular trek that takes you to a waterfall. The Waimano Ridge Trail is a challenging 16.6-mile that is great for birding, camping, and enjoying some solitude.

Residents of Pearl City also enjoy several shopping options where you can find just about everything under the sun. Popular shopping destinations in the neighborhood include Pearl City Shopping Center, Pearl City Gateway, Pearl City Shops, and Pearl Highlands Center.

Pearl City schools

Students in Pearl City are served by the Central Oahu Public School District. Elementary schools in Pearl City include Manana, Momilani, Palisades, Pearl City, Pearl City Highlands, Waimalu, and Waiau. Secondary schools include Highlands Intermediate School and Pearl City High School. The neighborhood is also home to several private and charter schools as well as the University of Hawaii-Leeward Community College.

Explore today!

Would you like to learn more about this attractive and convenient community? Then view available properties in Pearl City and contact Keller Williams Honolulu today at 808-596-2888 or [email protected]. Our team of experts is ready to answer your questions and discuss all your real estate needs.

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