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About - The Island of Oahu lives up to its name as ‘The Gathering Place’ with a population of nearly one million residents. The third largest island in the state of Hawaii, Oahu is home to Honolulu, the state’s largest city. Oahu offers a vibrant island lifestyle complete with great restaurants, a lively arts scene, plenty of nightlife, unparallelled shopping, stunning beaches, outdoor adventures, lush green mountains, and rich mix of cultures. 

What You’ll Find - Rest assured that Oahu real estate is as diverse as its people, with lifestyle options for every taste. Whether you’re looking for a charming cottage in a small beach community, or a grand waterfront estate, or an ultra-modern high-rise condo with a panoramic ocean view, Oahu has it all. There isn’t enough space here to detail the lifestyle offerings of every Oahu neighborhood, but you can click through to view Oahu’s twelve distinctive districts at the bottom of this summary. We’ve also outlined some of the most popular areas to find homes for sale on Oahu under the lifestyle section. 

Lifestyle - Oahu offers so many lifestyle options depending on where you decide to purchase a home. From urban living in downtown Honolulu, to country living on Oahu's North Shore, there's a little something for everyone. Of course, Honolulu’s Waikiki neighborhood has been a popular oceanfront destination and neighborhood for decades. Slightly east of Waikiki, you’ll find some of the island’s most notable luxury estate properties in Diamond Head and Kahala. For a little distance from the city, there’s plenty of spectacular views and luxury homes for sale. Take in the views from Tantalus, a posh enclave overlooking Honolulu and the Pacific Ocean.

  • Waikiki - Waikiki features predominantly apartments, condos, townhomes and high-rise residences. Waikiki is nestled next to the iconic Diamond Head neighborhood on the island’s southernmost shores. Waikiki offers an eclectic mix of historical and newly built apartment living, all within walking distance to some of the island’s best shopping, dining retail and nightlife, not to mention the gentle waves and legendary surf culture of world-famous Waikiki Beach.
  • Windward Side - Choose quiet beach town life in Kailua, a sought-after neighborhood of mostly older single-family homes and some newly built condos fronting the stunning, 2.5-mile Kailua Beach, on the island’s Windward Coast. Just next door, Lanikai is full of ultra-luxe homes located on one of the world’s prettiest beaches. Kaneohe offers incredible ocean and mountain views that's just a short commute to Honolulu.
  • North Shore - If you’re looking for a slow pace, there are charming beach communities and surf towns Haleiwa on the fabled North Shore. Here you’ll find Oahu plantation-style homes for sale, as well as condos, gated townhomes, agricultural land, and sprawling cliffside residences overlooking some of the world’s largest surf breaks at Pipeline and Sunset Beach. If you’re looking for resort living, you’ll also find an array of Oahu condos and townhomes near to the the beautiful Turtle Bay Resort. On the Leeward coast, more resort living can be found in the off-the-beaten path community of Ko olina, home to luxury resorts and and packed with resort amenities.
  • Kakaako - In recent years, the highlight of Oahu real estate sales has been the appeal of sustainable urban living and a walkable lifestyle in the heart of Kaka‘ako and Ala Moana, where Honolulu has been undergoing a stunning urban redevelopment led by Howard Hughes Corporation, whose master-planned community Ward Village offers high-rise condominium options to suit every taste and budget. Ward Village is located at the heart of the city’s urban core, and is the largest Platinum LEED certified community in the country. This area is now credited with the state’s largest number of sales above the $3 million luxury benchmark, though there are still new construction options under $1 million in this corridor tucked conveniently between downtown Honolulu and iconic Waikiki.

Appeal - Incredible shopping and dining, outdoor activities on land and in the ocean, near perfect weather and a rich cultural diversity make Oahu an amazing place to live. Honolulu is one of the most livable, walkable, and safe cities in America, though residents can also choose to live in many of Oahu’s smaller beachfront towns, or opt for country living with quick and easy access to a major urban center. Oahu’s natural beauty draws many visitors from around the world. Lush green mountain ranges, world-renowned beaches, and some of the most epic surfing in the world make Oahu both a favorite travel destination, and an ideal location to purchase a home. 

Amenities - Living on Oahu gives residents access to everything available in any major city. With a population of over one million people, Oahu residents enjoy convenient, easy travel with direct flights to many cities around the Pacific Rim from the Daniel Inouye International airport. Oahu residents have easy access to excellent health care, public and private schools, multiple supermarkets chains (both local and national), and great shopping. Oahu is a major hub for international business, serving as a gateway to Asia and to Oceania. We Welcome Our Military - As a strategic location for military defense, Oahu is home to a sizable military community working on the various Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force bases here. Explore the many housing options and homes for sale for military families convenient to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Schofield Barracks, Wheeler AirField, and others. For a list of bases on Oahu, please click here.

Market Info - Oahu real estate features a wide array of options, including single-family homes, luxury real estate, high-rise condos, apartments and townhomes. The average Oahu single-family home for sale is priced above $1 million, yet the island also offers an array of condominiums, townhouses, apartments all price points. Oahu land prices show wide variances for agricultural land on the North Shore versus property ripe for development in the heart of Honolulu. Average condo prices have seen a bump in recent years due to the influx of luxury high-rise condos dotting Honolulu’s skyline.

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