4 O’ahu Cities That Rank as the Best Place to Buy a Home in Hawaii

In a recent study by Niche.com, four O’ahu cities ranked among the Best Places to Buy a House in Hawaii! Here’s why Kapolei, Waimalu, Kailua, and Honolulu are among the best places to live on the island… and in the state.

#10 Kapolei, HI

undeveloped beachThere’s so much to love about this beautiful Leeward city. Though it is growing with new residents, new businesses (including a recently-opened mall), and new developments, Kapolei still enjoys a small-town charm that makes it truly feel like home. Its plethora of retail and restaurants present plenty of options for convenience and entertainment, yet its surrounding beaches and natural beauty ensure there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors, stay active, and stay healthy. Median home values are currently $451,200, and current developments include plans for a commuter lightrail to Honolulu.

# 12 Waimalu, HI

pearl harbor, hiOutdoor activities abound in Waimalu, from outstanding mountain hikes to scenic waterfront parks along Pearl Harbor. There are also plenty of amenities to be found throughout the area, including the thriving Pearlridge Center, giving the community a slightly urban feel, though it sits on the edge of beautiful Hawaiian wilderness. High health and fitness ratings, plenty of nightlife, good schools, and a good job market (largely based in its ideal location between Honolulu and Mililani as well as its proximity to several military bases) are just part of what makes life in Waimalu so great.

#13 Kailua, HI

breathtaking mountain hikesQuaint and charming, filled with boutiques, eateries, and unique corners to explore and discover, Kailua is decidedly a local favorite. It’s also one of the best cities for lovers of the great outdoors, as its location places it in the heart of beautiful beaches and exceptional hiking excursions, while its proximity to bustling Honolulu ensures an easy commute to a healthy job market filled with opportunities. Other perks of living in Kailua? Plenty of small-town nightlife, low crime rates, and a robust housing market.

#16 Honolulu, HI

beautiful downtown honoluluThe bustling city of Honolulu, Hawaii’s principal and capital city, offers no end of possibilities. The list of amenities and attractions is nearly endless, from shopping, dining, and nightlife at Ala Moana, Waikiki, or the International Marketplace, to the breathtaking white-sand beaches of the Pacific. Diverse, friendly, and filled with interesting residents and visitors alike, Honolulu truly is a one-of-a-kind place to live. Great schools, lots of outdoor activities, some of the best nightlife in the state, short commutes, and a thriving job market present endless reasons to list Honolulu among the best places to live not just in Hawaii, but in the US.

Find Your Perfect Place on O’ahu

Considering a move to O’ahu? Then it’s time to contact RE/MAX Honolulu. We’re here to show you around the area, help you explore the cities of O’ahu, teach you more about buying a home in Honolulu, and ensure that you find your dream home in Hawaii.

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