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Waikiki

Waikiki is Oahu’s most iconic tourist destination, and a diverse and vibrant residential neighborhood. Waikiki has grown from a small community of surfers and artists in the 1960s to an urban neighborhood of high rises after a $100 million initiative in the 1970s. In addition to gorgeous beaches such as Waikiki Beach, Kuhio Beach, Grays Beach, Fort DeRussy Beach and Kahanamoku Beach, Waikiki also includes local attractions Kapiolani Park, Kahanamoku Lagoon, Kuhio Beach Park, and Ala Wai Harbor.


Overview

Waikiki remains one of Oahu’s most iconic tourist destinations, but it is also home to a diverse and vibrant residential neighborhood. Waikiki has grown from a small community of surfers and artists in the 1960s to an urban neighborhood of high rises after a $100 million initiative by several private developers in the 1970s. A real estate boom in the mid-2000s added a plethora of new developments and gave Waikiki the look it has today.

Family-oriented attractions in the area include the Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, and the famous Waikiki shoreline with its soft sand and gentle surf. Kapiolani Park serves as a practice arena for various sports and activities that local teams utilize year-round. The Kapiolani Bandstand and Waikiki Shell offer concert venues for rising, local artists and nationally recognized acts to share their music and message with the people of Hawaii.

The Waikiki shoreline also offers fun family entertainment. You can surf where the founder of modern day surfing, Duke Kahanamoku, once taught movie stars to surf in the 50s and 60s. Don't want to work that hard? Take a cruise on one of the many catamarans and see the Waikiki skyline from a new perspective.

Listing Data for Waikiki

  • Median List Price
    $475,000
  • Average Days on Market
    91 Days
  • Active Listings
    671 VIEW

MARKET INSIGHTS

While Waikiki is a largely condominium market, median list prices are historically high despite a fair amount of inventory reflecting the neighborhood's status as one of the most iconic holiday destinations in the world.  High demand from local residents, foreign investors, and everybody in between makes this one of the hottest areas on the island.

Around the Neighborhood

Life in Waikiki has morphed from a small community of surfers and artists in the 1960s to an urbanized neighborhood of high-rises after a $100 million initiative in the 1970s.

Waikiki is Oahu’s most iconic tourist attraction and a diverse and vibrant residential neighborhood.

Waikiki is more than just a tourist destination. It's a multi-cultural gathering place that offers the best restaurants, retailers, and people from around the world and the perfect place to live, work, and relax 
T. Doran, Waikiki Resident

Waikiki also includes local attractions Kapiolani Park, Kahanamoku Lagoon, Kuhio Beach Park, and Ala Wai Harbor.

World class amenities at your doorstep, gorgeous beaches perfect for surfing, and a variety of housing options makes Waikiki a great place to live as well as a great place to invest
T. Presler, Waikiki Resident