Honolulu

Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii, embodies the quintessential island lifestyle. Nestled along the south shore of Oahu, this dynamic city boasts stunning beaches, world-class waves, and a rich cultural heritage. High-rise hotels line Waikiki Beach, the heart of Honolulu's tourism industry, while historic downtown Honolulu offers a vibrant blend of cultural institutions, government buildings, and trendy shops. Established neighborhoods showcase a diverse range of architectural styles, from charming plantation homes to modern condominiums with breathtaking ocean views. Honolulu serves as the state's economic and cultural hub, offering a variety of employment opportunities and a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Despite its urban center, Honolulu offers easy access to hiking trails, scenic drives, and world-renowned surfing spots, allowing residents to embrace the beauty of the Hawaiian landscape. Whether seeking a beachfront paradise or a dynamic urban experience, Honolulu offers a unique and unforgettable place to call home.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Honolulu Real Estate:

1. What is the current state of the Honolulu housing market?

Data suggests a slight shift in the Honolulu housing market in 2024. While median sale prices have experienced a modest decrease compared to the previous year, inventory levels have also seen a rise. This trend might indicate a transition towards a more balanced market environment. However, the market remains competitive for desirable properties, particularly those in established neighborhoods or with ocean views.

2. What types of properties are available in Honolulu?

Honolulu offers a diverse housing landscape catering to various lifestyles and budgets. High-rise condominiums with panoramic ocean views dominate the tourist areas like Waikiki. Single-family homes in a range of architectural styles, from plantation estates to modern luxury residences, are available in established neighborhoods. Multi-family units and apartments are also prevalent, offering a more affordable option for renters or young professionals.

3. What are the advantages of living in Honolulu?

Beyond the undeniable allure of year-round sunshine, stunning beaches, and a laid-back lifestyle, Honolulu offers a plethora of advantages. The vibrant cultural scene, with museums, art galleries, and traditional Hawaiian events, provides a unique perspective. The city serves as the state's economic hub, offering diverse employment opportunities. Numerous parks, hiking trails, and water activities cater to outdoor enthusiasts. Additionally, the strong sense of community and rich cultural heritage add to Honolulu's charm.

4. What are some things to consider before buying in Honolulu?

The cost of living in Honolulu is generally higher than the US mainland average. Real estate prices reflect this, with a substantial investment required to purchase a home in this desirable location. Traffic congestion, particularly during peak hours, can be a factor. While public transportation is available, car ownership might be beneficial for navigating the city and exploring the island.

5. Is Honolulu a good place to raise a family?

Honolulu offers a unique environment for raising a family. The cultural diversity, strong sense of community, and abundance of outdoor activities provide a rich backdrop for children. However, the high cost of living and competitive housing market might be a consideration for some families. The quality of public schools varies depending on the location, so research is essential.

Overview for Honolulu, HI

351,554 people live in Honolulu, where the median age is 42.1 and the average individual income is $41,571. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

351,554

Total Population

42.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$41,571

Average individual Income

Around Honolulu, HI

There's plenty to do around Honolulu, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
6
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
50
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Da Seafood Store, Haus Of Fusion, and Ku’s Canoe.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 1.59 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.19 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.44 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.12 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.86 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.51 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Honolulu, HI

Honolulu has 133,358 households, with an average household size of 2.54. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Honolulu do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 351,554 people call Honolulu home. The population density is 5,806.64 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

351,554

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42.1

Median Age

50.34 / 49.66%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
133,358

Total Households

2.54

Average Household Size

$41,571

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Schools in Honolulu, HI

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The following schools are within or nearby Honolulu. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Princess Ruth Keelikolani Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Myron B. Thompson Academy - A New Century PCS
PUBLIC
K - 12th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Kaimuki Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Chaminade University Montessori Lab School-L Rober
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Pacific Buddhist Academy
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
St John The Baptist Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Manoa Japanese Language School
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Halau Ku Mana - A New Century PCS
PUBLIC
4th - 12th
2/5
Variety School Of Hawaii
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Hawaii Baptist Academy
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Kawaiaha'o Church School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Mid Pacific Institute
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Accelerations Learning Center
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Hongwanji Mission School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
La Pietra Hawaii School For Girls
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
The St Andrews Schools
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Hawaiian Mission Academy
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
University Laboratory School
PUBLIC
K - 12th
5/5
Hawaii Baptist Academy
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Montessori Community School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
St Philomena Early Learning Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Waolani Judd Nazarene School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Hawaiian Mission Academy Ka Lama Iki
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Moanalua Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
Kalihi Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Linapuni Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Princess Miriam K Likelike Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Lanakila Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Prince David Kawananakoa Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Kalihi Waena Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Mayor Joseph J Fern Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Voyager - A Public Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Pearl Harbor Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Pauoa Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Queen Kaahumanu Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Governor Wallace Rider Farrington High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Moanalua Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
Princess Victoria Kaiulani Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Waikiki Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Royal Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
President Theodore Roosevelt High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Nuuanu Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
King William Lunalilo Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Maemae Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
King Liholiho Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Governor Sanford B Dole Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Aliiolani Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Major General William R Shafter Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
Salt Lake Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
Kalihi Kai Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Aliamanu Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
4/5
Puuhale Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Manoa Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
President Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Prince Jonah Kuhio Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Hokulani Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Aliamanu Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
President William McKinley High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
William P Jarrett Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
President George Washington Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Waialae Elementary - PCS
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Kahala Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Ala Wai Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
King David Kalakaua Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Kapalama Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Kalihi Uka Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Kaimuki Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
President Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Mayor John H Wilson Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Palolo Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Noelani Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Kauluwela Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Kaewai Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Red Hill Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5

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