Hawaii has a reputation for being expensive, from housing to cars to day-to-day conveniences. But an affordable life on O’ahu certainly isn’t out of reach, if you know how to go about it. Shopping from local grocery stores and farmers markets is one way to make living in Hawaii more affordable. Knowing where to find an affordable home is another. Here are the top 5 most affordable communities in O’ahu.
1. Ewa Beach
Ewa Beach, or Ewa, is a growing, thriving town home to a wealth of opportunities as well as several different neighborhoods offering highly affordable homes. Beautiful beaches, outstanding golf, and several major military bases in Central O’ahu are just a short drive up the highway.
Historic community meets strong diversity in the charming yet highly-affordable community of Wahiawa, located just north of Mililani. Tucked between two scenic mountain ranges, Wahiawa offers beautiful views and plenty of opportunities for outdoor exploration. The commute into Honolulu is a bit longer, but the beautiful beaches of the North Shore are just an easy drive away, and the homes are some of the most affordable on the island.
Waianae home to some of the most beautiful, quiet, and secluded beaches on the island, as well as some of the most affordable homes. The commute to Honolulu can be long, but the smaller city of Kapolei is just minutes away.
Homes vary widely in price in Kapolei, a thriving and growing city of over 100,000, which means there’s a price tag for every budget. Plus, the city is seeing lots of new residential and commercial development, so travel to Honolulu for employment, entertainment, or convenience might not be necessary.
Located just two miles from Downtown Honolulu, Maikiki is the perfect location for those who want to be close to city amenities and attractions, while still enjoying beautiful views of Diamond Head and some privacy. Pricing is a little more expensive than some of the other communities on this list, but there are definitely affordable homes to be found.