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Kaimuki homes

Kaimuki is a favorite neighborhood because of its location near downtown and it's next door to Kahala, an upper class and more expensive area.

kaimuki homes near kahala and kapahulu

Kaimuki driving directions

From the H-1 freeway heading east, three exits access different sections of Kaimuki.  Exit 25A is closest to 1st Avenue.  Exit 25B accesses 6th Avenue and exit 26A leads to Koko Head Avenue (in between 12th and 13th Avenues).

Westbound on H-1, take the Waialae Avenue offramp (exit 26) to access Kaimuki.

Kaimuki History

In the late 1800's, Kaimuki consisted mostly of red dirt and brush.  At that time it was not a popular neighborhood.  As the island's population grew, so did Kaimuki.  In 1884, Daniel Paul Isenberg bought the area from William Lunalilo.  From there the land was sold off in smaller parcels and developed.  Waialae Avenue was the main street in Kaimuki.

In the 1960's, the H-1 freeway was built and Kaimuki's businesses suffered dramatically.  Motorists that used to stop and do business along Waialae Avenue now bypassed the area and went directly to Hawaii Kai, Kuliouou and other east Oahu neighborhoods.  In the 1990's the city made improvements to Waialae Avenue's streets and sidewalks.  New stores and restaurants appeared and customers are back for shopping and dining.

Now Kaimuki is a favorite neighborhood, bordered by Kahala to the east and Honolulu to the west.  Landscaped lawns and parks have replaced the red dirt and brush.  Homes on the hillsides have pleasant views of the city, ocean and mountains. 

When you're in the area, make sure and take a look at the restaurants and coffee shops near the intersection of Waialae Avenue and Koko Head Avenue.  Other interesting things are the "mom and pop" shops selling crack seed, furniture and swimwear.  Harry's Music Store was a fixture on Waialae Avenue since 1946.  The store moved its original location to another building near McDonald's in 2012 and then closed for good in 2017.


25 Results Days on Site (new to old)
12
$1,300,000 New For Sale
1142 8th Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
4 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,890 sq ft; lot: 12188 sq ft
24
$1,395,000 For Sale
1009 2nd Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
5 beds, 5 baths | Single Family Home
2,764 sq ft; lot: 4500 sq ft
24
$1,395,000 For Sale
1009 2nd Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
3 units | Multi Family Home
4500 sq ft
23
$1,250,000 For Sale
3423 Maunaloa Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
3 beds, 1 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
912 sq ft; lot: 7501 sq ft
22
$940,000 For Sale
3020 Lincoln Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96822
3 beds, 1 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
880 sq ft; lot: 2858 sq ft
12
$849,000 For Sale
1122a 2nd Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
1,535 sq ft; lot: 3537 sq ft
25
$1,000,000 For Sale
618 11th Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
1 bed, 1 bath | Single Family Home
943 sq ft; lot: 2100 sq ft
14
$1,350,000 In Escrow Showing
3553 Kilauea Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
1,956 sq ft; lot: 5001 sq ft
Open House Wednesday Nov 14, 9:30am–11:30am
12
$1,010,000 For Sale
4065 Iwalani Place
Honolulu, HI 96816
3 beds, 1 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,192 sq ft; lot: 5354 sq ft
20
$999,000 For Sale
1042 8th Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
3 beds, 1 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,168 sq ft; lot: 6752 sq ft
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Kaimuki Home Sales Comparative Market Analysis - September and October 2018

kaimuki home sales market analysis september and october 2018

Six properties sold in Kaimuki during September and October, 2018. The lowest selling price was $735,000 for a three bedroom, one bath home on Lincoln Avenue.  That house was in average condition and on a 2,859 square foot lot. 

The highest selling price was $1,250,000 for a five bedroom, three bath home on 4th Avenue. The house has 2,476 square feet of living area and is located at the corner of 4th and Harding Avenues near Long's and Times Supermarket.

The average interior area for the four homes sold was 1,504 square feet. Selling prices on average were 98.2% of the list prices - that works out to $756 per square foot of living space.

Some list prices were reduced and the average represents the sale price divided by the list price at the time the offer was accepted.

Kaimuki community information

  • Kaimuki's population is approximately 48,000.

  • Average household size: 3 people.

  • Median year Kaimuki homes were built: 1960.

  • Median age of Kaimuki's residents: 47 years of age.

  • Kaimuki's owner/occupancy rate is 60%.

Public schools serving Kaimuki include:

Info about Kaimuki

Driving eastbound on the H-1 freeway, note that you're going up a hill towards Koko Head Avenue.  At the top of the hill on the right is the Kaimuki Fire Station.  This hill is a cinder cone, named Pu'u O Kaimuki.  Inside the cinder cone is a small neighborhood of homes and a circular structure made from lava, which was a water tank for the neighborhood a century ago.  Now the structure is used as a sort of mini stadium for community activities.

Another way to spell Kaimuki

Hawaiian language speakers spell the name as Ka'imuki.  That's Ka-imu-ki.  Few people spell and pronounce the name as it was originally conceived.  Instead, most of us pronounce it Kai-mu-ki.

Ka-Imu-Ki Public Library

 


Mike Bates
Realtor Associate
RS-54129
Century 21 iProperties Hawaii

1585 Kapiolani Blvd #1533
Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone: 808-548-1220
Email: hawaiihomes1@gmail.com

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Mike was awesome. He was very patient and understanding with us. There were times where we just wanted to put things on hold due to the frustration however Mike stuck in with us. We truly appreciate all that he has done for us and will definitely recommend hom to any family or friends that are looking to buy a home. Alton and Janeen K. - August 2018
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