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A Quick Peek at Oahu’s North Shore

In this blog post, I will show you the “North Shore” of Oahu, and I will give you a quick peek of a few spots for you to judge to see if this is the right side for you to buy your home and embrace your new lifestyle.

The North Shore is a place to be adventurous and admire the beauty around you. Waimea Valley offers you a true taste of Hawaiian culture along with a botanical garden and a waterfall. After that, get the adrenaline pumping by cliff jumping into the sea from the Waimea Bay rock!

This side of the island is considered to be the most laid-back side and is full of chickens roaming around, surfers and adventurers alike along with many beautiful oceanfront properties or larger estates. The majority of world-famous surf tournaments take place here, making the North Shore a desirable and exciting place to live.


Waialua is a sugar mill town and these guys know how to use it! Waialua is home to the best “Snow Puffies” (famous pastry); it also has the Waialua People’s Market which has a large offering of great local products at good prices. This town has a variety of single-family homes, low-rise apartments, and oceanfront homes. Eat-Surf-Sleep-Repeat!


Haleiwa is a beautiful historic old Hawaii town with a lot of fun things to do, you can paddleboard or even kayak in the Anahulu River that is full of turtles. Shop in all the bohemian boutiques, surf stores, and art galleries or go for a surf at one of the nearby breaks.

Turtle Bay

Are you looking for a vacation home on the North Shore? Turtle Bay might be the right place for you, this resort/residential community offers you a ton of amenities like access to the pool, tennis court, restaurants, spa, you name it (except the golf course, they only give you a special price).

This blog post is part of a mini-series about Oahu. If you feel curious about any of these areas or you want more specific information about houses in the North Shore. Feel free to call me, text me or email me. Whatever is more convenient for you.

As always, aloha!

About the Author

Gabriela Bustamante Jimenez

Gabriela Bustamante Jimenez is a REALTOR Associate with Hawai'i Life. Hi, I’m Gaby! I very much look forward to working together with you. I’m best at helping my clients find homes that fit their desired lifestyle, long term financial goals or helping my clients sell their property in a timeline manner while providing regular updates along the way. My #1 value is communication and it’s something my clients have grown to love. Lastly (and sorry to beat a dead horse here) what my clients seem to appreciate most about me is the level of personal service I provide to them; my clients are not just a number to me, they are truly someone I cherish and desire to help. You can email me at or via phone at (808) 783-5285.

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