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Wahiawa Real Estate Analysis

At nearly 1,000 feet above sea level, the town of Wahiawa is situated in the center of the island of Oahu, about 4 miles north of Mililani and some 20 miles north of traditional downtown Honolulu. It has a population of almost 18,000. Wahiawa, which means “place of noise”, sits on the plateau between Oahu’s two mountain ranges, the Waianae Mountain range, and the Koolau Mountain range. One unique characteristic about Wahiawa is that it is surrounded on three sides by Lake Wilson, also known as Kaukonahua, the Wahiawa reservoir.

Sunset from Wahiawa Heights

Sunset from Wahiawa Heights

Wahiawa is also surrounded by agricultural fields and military facilities. Wahiawa is home to Schofield Army Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield, and East Range. The U.S. Navy’s Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific are also in Wahiawa. In addition, Wahiawa is also now home to Daniel K. Inouye Elementary School.

Most people know Wahiawa as the town they drive through to get to the North Shore, However, there is much more to Wahiawa than just Kamehameha Highway.  Wahiawa is not really a tourist town, however, there are many interesting sites in the area. Kamehameha Highway is dotted with several great places to eat. In addition to your typical franchise burger joints, Wahiawa boasts their own Teddy’s Bigger Burgers, Maui Mikes Roasted Chicken, and Kiani’s Original Guava Chicken Just off Kamehameha Highway, you can also find delicious pies and breakfast at Sunnyside (currently closed for renovations) and yummy fudge brownies from Kilani Bakery. Dot’s in Wahiawa has been a mainstay for decades, along with their catering service, Marian’s Catering. Taqueria El Ranchero is arguably one of the best Mexican restaurants on the island. There’s also, JJ Spaghetti, Dong Yang Korean restaurant, Great Wall Chinese restaurant, and Shige Saimin, just to name a few. Of course, Wahiawa also has their very own Zippy’s, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Jack in the Box, Golden Coin, and more recently, Panda Express and Surfer’s Coffee Bar.

Wahiawa is also home to one of the largest populations of churches on the island. In Wahiawa Heights, you will find sprawling yards and beautiful homes. Wahiawa is home to Cherry Blossoms and lychee, fresh chicken eggs, banana pie, fudge brownies and great bbq.

Two hidden gems in Wahiawa are the Wahiawa Botanical Gardens and the Kukaniloko Birthing Stones, an ancient Hawaiian site. Another popular visitor attraction near Wahiawa is the Dole Plantation. Visitors to Dole can see how pineapples and other tropical fruit grow. There is a nice botanical garden that features many colorful native flowers. Visitors can also hop on the Pineapple Express, a small train that takes you on a narrated tour through the pineapple fields. Dole Plantation is also home to the largest permanent hedge maze, according to the Guinness Book of World Records 2007.

So you see, there is much more to Wahiawa than just an old plantation town. Next time you find yourself headed to the North Shore, make an extra stop and grab some mouthwatering ono food, fantastic coffee or lemonade, or just take in a historic site.

References:

http://wahiawahistoricalsoc.com/brief.html

http://www.hawaiiforvisitors.com/oahu/attractions/wahiawa.htm

http://www.hawaiistateinfo.com/wahiawa.php

http://www.wahiawageneral.org/home/view-history-html

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/hawaii/wahiawa-hi

Wahiawa Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Wahiawa

209 Lanialii Street Wahiawa, HI 96786
Photo of 209 Lanialii Street, Wahiawa, HI 96786 (MLS # 202002967)
5 beds 2 baths 1,804 sqft $720,000
421 Iliwai Drive Wahiawa, HI 96786
Photo of 421 Iliwai Drive, Wahiawa, HI 96786 (MLS # 202002931)
3 beds 2 baths 1,317 sqft $600,000
54 Mahele Loop Wahiawa, HI 96786
Photo of 54 Mahele Loop, Wahiawa, HI 96786 (MLS # 202003123)
3 beds 2 baths 1,464 sqft $679,000
134 Makaweo Avenue Wahiawa, HI 96786
Photo of 134 Makaweo Avenue, Wahiawa, HI 96786 (MLS # 202001582)
3 beds 2 baths 1,149 sqft $649,000
36 Ilima Street Wahiawa, HI 96786
Photo of 36 Ilima Street, Wahiawa, HI 96786 (MLS # 202002353)
11 beds 7 baths 1,912 sqft $1,349,000
1951 California Avenue Wahiawa, HI 96786
Photo of 1951 California Avenue, Wahiawa, HI 96786 (MLS # 202002289)
4 beds 2 baths 1,449 sqft $825,000
2185 California Avenue Wahiawa, HI 96786
Photo of 2185 California Avenue, Wahiawa, HI 96786 (MLS # 202001018)
3 beds 2 baths 1,129 sqft $520,000
1790 Walea Uka Place Wahiawa, HI 96786
Photo of 1790 Walea Uka Place, Wahiawa, HI 96786 (MLS # 202000339)
4 beds 1 bath 1,224 sqft $615,000
166 Muliwai Avenue Wahiawa, HI 96786
Photo of 166 Muliwai Avenue, Wahiawa, HI 96786 (MLS # 202000141)
4 beds 2 baths 864 sqft $648,000
324 Thomas Street Wahiawa, HI 96786
Photo of 324 Thomas Street, Wahiawa, HI 96786 (MLS # 202000051)
4 beds 1 bath 1,785 sqft $595,000
1628 California Avenue Wahiawa, HI 96786
Photo of 1628 California Avenue, Wahiawa, HI 96786 (MLS # 201933686)
3 beds 2 baths 984 sqft $749,000
2066 Puu Place, C Wahiawa, HI 96786
Photo of 2066 Puu Place, C, Wahiawa, HI 96786 (MLS # 201932817)
3 beds 1 bath 902 sqft $574,750
17 Auhili Place Wahiawa, HI 96786
Photo of 17 Auhili Place, Wahiawa, HI 96786 (MLS # 201932591)
4 beds 2 baths 1,308 sqft $629,000
236 N Circle Mauka Street Wahiawa, HI 96786
Photo of 236 N Circle Mauka Street, Wahiawa, HI 96786 (MLS # 201930984)
4 beds 2 baths 1,300 sqft $699,000
339 Iliwai Drive Wahiawa, HI 96786
Photo of 339 Iliwai Drive, Wahiawa, HI 96786 (MLS # 201930311)
3 beds 2 baths 1,248 sqft $599,000

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Wahiawa School Data

Wahiawa School Districts

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Wahiawa Schools

Leilehua High School
9-12, public
Major Sheldon Wheeler Middle School
6-8, public
Major Sheldon Wheeler Elementary School
PK-5, public
Wahiawa Middle School
6-8, public
http://www.wahiawamiddle.org/
Wahiawa Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://wes.k12.hi.us/
Sergeant Samuel K Solomon Elementary School
PK-5, public
Kaala Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.kaala.k12.hi.us/
Iliahi Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.iliahiel.k12.hi.us/
Helemano Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.helemano.k12.hi.us/
Hale Kula Elementary School
PK-5, public
Our Lady of Sorrows School
K-8, private
Leeward Adventist Mission School
K-8, private
Trinity Lutheran School
PK-8, private
http://www.tls-hawaii.org
Maranatha Christian Church & Academy
PK-12, private
Ho’Ala School
K-11, private