Ewa Beach Real Estate
Is living in Hawaii your dream?
The Aloha State isn’t exactly known for its inexpensive real estate (or anything, really), but as far as a great place to live, it’s hard to beat. The weather is balmy all year round, you’re always close to the beach and the pineapple is to die for.
Though Hawaii is relatively small (6,423.4 square miles to be exact), there are a variety of neighborhoods offering different vibes for newcomers to choose from. Today, let’s check out Ewa Beach.
Easy Access to Honolulu
Ewa Beach is a quiet community perfect for residents who want to live a bit outside the hustle and bustle of the city. For a big shopping trip or a night on the town, it’s about 45 minutes to get to Honolulu. However, there is plenty to see and do in Ewa Beach so traveling to the city often isn’t necessary.
As the name suggests, Ewa Beach is right on the ocean, making it a perfect community for those who want to live on the beach, but not quite in the busy heart of Waikiki.
The community offers modestly-priced real estate (for Hawaii) and newer homes. This means most homes offer 3-4 bedrooms, at least 2 bathrooms, enclosed garages, and the sidewalks are large and perfect for taking your dog or your kids for an afternoon stroll.
Its close proximity to Schofield Barracks makes it a great option for service members to buy or rent a home when they come to Hawaii.
Neighborhoods in Ewa Beach
Hoakelei is a desirable neighborhood with many homes having a view over the famed Hoakelei Golf Course. Many luxury homes in Hoakelei also benefit from an array of amenities like community centers, pools, and a private lagoon.
Hoopili offers more affordable real estate and a wide variety of options. This is a younger neighborhood, but there are plenty of retail and dining establishments coming to the area, making it a happening spot.
Ocean Pointe is a delightful spot that offers some jaw-dropping living opportunities. People love the area for its amazing curb appeal. Most homes have air conditioning and two-car garages.
This is only a sampling of the areas available in Ewa Beach. The community is small, but tight-knit and homes (and their prices) offer something for everyone!
What is there to do in Ewa Beach? We’re so glad you asked! Islanders who haven’t been to Ewa Beach in a while will tell you there isn’t much happening here, but that has all changed in recent years.
The neighborhoods of Ewa Beach are filled with parks, swimming pools, and other community attractions that offer plenty of things to do for both families and as a weekend getaway.
Because of its location on the beach, there are a plethora of water activities available. Go snorkeling, sailing, waterskiing, surfing, boogie boarding, and more. Head inland for some gorgeous hiking and biking opportunities, the beach isn’t the only thing that’s breathtaking in Hawaii.
To learn about the area’s sugar plantation history, you can go on a 90-minute train ride. It’s kind of a touristy thing to do, but definitely worth doing at least once if you’re new to the area. There’s ice cream at the end of the ride!
Pearl Harbor is about half an hour away and a visit to the museum is a great way to spend an afternoon and take in a bit of history.
Catch a movie at Olino by Consolidated. The posh new theater features reclining leather seats for enjoying the hottest new hits in comfort.
Of course, it wouldn’t be Hawaii with lush green golf courses and Ewa Beach has several to offer. Check out the Ewa Beach Golf Club, Coral Creek Golf Course, or the sprawling Hawaii Prince Golf Club, among others.
Shopping and Restaurants
A big shopping center Ka Makana Ali’i was built and welcomed big anchor stores like Macy’s, Old Navy, Sephora, and Bath and Body Works. Restaurants have flooded the area with delightful eats such as the Kountry Style Kitchen, the California Pizza Kitchen, the Spoon Korean Kitchen, and the crowd-pleasing favorite, the Cheesecake Factory.
For additional shopping options, a new shopping center in Kapolei, a fast-growing town known as “the second city of Oahu”, is just 6 miles away. Tucked over on the west side of town, you can find big stores like Costco and Target without having to go to Honolulu.
Ewa Beach’s position on the leeward side of the island means it doesn’t get hammered by Hawaii’s famous trade winds. Instead, residents enjoy steady temperatures in the 80s, not too much humidity, and lots and lots of sunshine! The “winter” months bring a bit more rain and lower temperatures, maybe even down to the lower 60s on a particularly cool morning!
Families will be happy to hear there are a variety of schooling options to choose from in Ewa Beach. In addition to a handful of public schools, there are a few private options (both Christian and Catholic).
The area is also home to the University of Hawaii’s West Oahu campus for those seeking higher education.
The Queen’s Medical Center West Oahu is located here in Ewa Beach. If you’re not familiar with Hawaii, Queen’s is one of the big medical providers on Oahu. This means easy access to an emergency room and quality medical care.
There are also smaller doctor and dentist practices scattered around town. For more ancient healing arts, check out West Oahu Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine.
Moving to Ewa Beach?
There is a lot more we could say, but we’ll stop there for now. If you’re intrigued about Ewa Beach, why not come and check it out for yourself? We’re certain you’ll love it here!
If you’re looking to buy a house or sell a house in Ewa Beach, don’t hesitate to give us a call! As a full-service team of local real estate experts, we can help you find the perfect place in this delightful community whether you’re looking to buy, sell, rent, or invest in residential or commercial property.