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Metro Honolulu Real Estate Snapshot

Metro Honolulu Real Estate Snapshot

Beautiful Landscape, Excellent Quality of Life

Located on Oahu’s south shore, the capital of Hawaii takes its name from the native word for “sheltered bay”, representing the harbor that contributed greatly to the city’s growth as a center for trade and industry.

As the 47th largest metropolitan area in the United States, as well as its the southernmost major city, Honolulu features an urban core of office buildings and condominium high-rises, surrounded by lower-density townhomes and single-family residences in the surrounding hills and valleys.

Consistently ranking at the top of quality of life surveys in America, the Metro Honolulu area features abundant natural resources for hiking, swimming, surfing and many other outdoor activities. Additionally, construction has recently begun on a fixed-rail mass transit system that will eventually extend from central Honolulu out West to the city of Kapolei.

Rich in History, Full of Modern Vibrancy

Hawaii is famous for its attractions, and the capital city definitely lives up to the expectations. From beach relaxation to adventurous water sports to shopping and dining, Honolulu has it all. Historic landmarks, breathtaking views, arts and culture, and epic eateries are just a few of the attractions that draw people from all over the world to these shores.

Those in search of a little history might be interested in historic sites such as the Iolani Palace, the Kawaiahao Church, or the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site. The Bishop Museum houses an extensive collection of Hawaiian artifacts, and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (also called Punchbowl Cemetery) is a beautiful tribute to fallen soldiers (most famously of the attacks on Pearl Harbor) and is rich with both US military history as well as native Hawaiian cultural history. 

Iconic Landmarks

Some of Hawaii’s most famous attractions are historical landmarks, such as the Aloha Tower, both a landmark and a port complete with a shopping and dining marketplace, the King Kamehameha Statue, a tribute to Hawaii’s greatest King, and the historic Hawaii Theatre, which was named “Outstanding Historic Theatre in America” by the League of Historic American Theatres.

Nightlife and Live Music

From local food to live music, there’s something happening every night of the week in Honolulu. A vibrant and bustling city, Honolulu truly is the hub of entertainment and nightlife in Hawaii. The Waikiki Beach Walk offers clubs and bars for food, drinks, and live music. Downtown Honolulu and Chinatown, besides offering a vast variety of restaurants, shops, and some of the hottest bars and clubs, also host such events as the Chinatown Art Walk and monthly First Friday activities, and the Hawaii Theatre offers live music and shows.

Abundant Outdoor Recreation

Sunbathing, boating, swimming, hiking, scuba and snorkeling… it’s all here in Honolulu. Some of the most popular outdoor spots include:

  • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve: snorkeling tours
  • Koko Crater Trail: a thousand steps up to an amazing view
  • Waikiki Beach and Resort: sunbathe, swim, surf, shop, eat, enjoy nightlife
  • Pali Lookout: beautiful views and a bit of history


Downtown Honolulu and Chinatown are home to a variety of shops and boutiques, including herbalists, lei makers, and antique dealers. Additionally, Chinatown markets offer exotic fruits, seafood, and other interesting cultural foods. Some other hot shopping spots include:

  • Ala Moana Center Shopping Mall
  • Luxury Row
  • Waikiki Shopping Plaza
  • Waikiki Beach Walk
  • Royal Hawaiin Center
  • Aloha Tower Marketplace

Amazing Dining Throughout the City

  • Chinatown restaurants: From Eurasian, Vietnamese, and Malaysian to Cuban and French.
  • Nanzan Giro Giro
  • Tropical Tribe
  • Helena’s Hawaiin Food
  • Steak Shack
  • Ono Seafood
  • Lucky Belly


Served by Hawaii Public Schools, Honolulu has access to a variety of schools, including elementary, middle, and high schools. It is located in the Peralta Proper school district.

Metro Honolulu Real Estate


Homes in metro Honolulu vary hugely in price, based on size, style, and location. Studio and 1-bedroom condos located in the heart of the city start as low as $50,000, while beachfront estates can reach upwards of $36 million.

Metro Honolulu encompasses the following area codes: 96701, 96813, 96814, 96815, 96816, 96817, 96818, 96819, 96821, 96822, 96825, and 96826.

Ready to find your dream home in Metro Honolulu? Contact us at (808) 951-3200 or to schedule a showing.

Neighborhoods and Condo Buildings

Find peaceful bliss minutes from Downtown Honolulu in Manoa.
$1,000,000 - $5,000,000
Charming homes and convenient living await in Punchbowl.
$100,000 - $15,000,000
Diverse community, minutes from Honolulu amenities & attractions.
$150,000 - $1,000,000
Breathtaking ocean sunsets and beautiful city views await at St. Louis Heights.
$650,000 - $1,500,000
Live Hawaii.
$1,000,000 - $4,000,000
$2,000,000 - $36,000,000
A mix of townhomes and single family homes provides plenty of housing options in Waipio Gentry.
$200,000 - $800,000

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