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    Āina Haina

    Aina Haina neighborhood guide

    Aina Haina’s location makes it one of the most sought-after neighborhoods on O’ahu. Nestled between Waialae Iki Ridge and Hawaii Loa Ridge, Aina Haina lies 6 miles east of Waikiki and takes only 15 minutes to drive into downtown.Aina Haina is a residential neighborhood located on the eastern portion of Honolulu, Hawaii’s Oahu island. The name itself translates to “Hind’s Land,” and it was once known as Wailupe – which ancient Hawaiians used as a fishing village. Nowadays, fishermen still try their luck fishing here amongst shallow waters; however, you’ll often also spot surfers, windsurfers, and stand-up paddlers out surfing or windsurfing! Nowadays, Aina Haina remains quiet, with some homes owned by 2nd or 3rd generation families living here; newly constructed homes usually result from demolishing older properties though some original homes may still exist, so buyers have opportunities for building “sweat equity” if desired.Nowadays, Wailupe sits atop a small peninsula along the ocean with direct access to it and many homes situated along its shores. In the early 1900s, Aina Haina was an agricultural plantation, and many of its houses were designed specifically for workers employed on the plantation. After World War II, however, veterans returned from overseas and began building homes there in droves. Nowadays, Aina Haina mainly consists of residential neighborhoods with many single-family homes as well as some condominiums. It is renowned for its stunning ocean and mountain views as well as its tranquil, suburban atmosphere. Recently, Aina Haina has seen significant development, such as the construction of a new shopping center and renovation to the Aina Haina Shopping Center with supermarkets, restaurants and other stores. Despite these changes, the area still retains its residential character and appeals to families and retirees alike.

    Aina Haina Homes for sale statistics(2023):

    • Average home price: $2,768,444
    • Price per square foot: $1,133
    • Average days on the market: 271

    Public Schools:

    Aina Haina Elementary School

    Address: 801 W Hind Dr, Honolulu, HI 96821, United States Grades: Prekindergarten to Five. Visit their website herefor more information!

    Niu Valley Middle School

    Address: 310 Halemaumau St in Honolulu, Hawaii 96821, USA, and offers grades 6-8. Visit their website herefor more information!

    Kalani High School

    Located at:4680 Kalanianaole Hwy in Honolulu, Hawaii 96821, USA, and offers grades 9-12. Visit their website herefor more information!

    Private Schools:

    Holy Nativity School

    Address: 5286 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96821, United States Grades: PreK-6. Visit their website here.

    Other resources:

    • Aina Haina Association: Click herefor more information.
    • Aina Haina public library: Click herefor more information.

    Looking for an Oahu Realtor?

    Are you planning to sell or buy your property in Aina Haina? Working with experienced and knowledgeable real estate agents in Aina Haina can make all the difference. The Ihara Team can provide you with valuable home buying and selling tips tailored to the Aina Haina real estate market. We can also help you explore different neighborhoods in Aina Haina and provide insights into the schools of Aina Haina. When you’re looking to find the right home, explore property listings, and find homes for sale in Aina Haina that meet your needs. We can also connect you with lenders for mortgages and financing options and offer closing assistance. Once the deal is done, we can recommend moving services to ensure a smooth transition to your new home. Looking for an Aina Haina realtor?  Schedule a free real estate planning session with the Ihara Team, your trusted Aina Haina Realtor.  

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