North Shore Oahu Real Estate

February 1, 2012 by  
Filed under Real estate

With 51 beaches, oceanfront living is practically guaranteed when you purchase North Shore real estate. A haven for surfers, you’ll find everything from charming beach cottages to exclusive estates.

The North Shore is just one hour from Waikiki. As you drive north, as soon as you hit Ka’ena Point, you’re within the community’s boundaries. From there to Kahuku Point, 17 miles further, you’ll find the wild waves that made Hawaii famous with surfers around the world.

The Dole pineapple plantation in Wahiawa is a major North Shore landmark and offers tours, via train, through the pineapple fields. There’s also a botanical maze – the world’s largest – that includes three acres in which to become hopelessly lost.

One of the more popular communities on the North Shore is Hale’iwa, a laid-back beachside area that promises a simpler lifestyle. Hale’iwa, once a sugar plantation town, features some of the original plantation building in its “downtown” area.

If you like to surf, Oahu’s North Shore Real Estate beckons. Living here you’ll be able to ride some of the most famous waves on earth at legendary beaches such as Waimea Bay, the Banzai Pipeline (Ehukai), Sunset Beach and Velzy Land.

Golfers love living on the North Shore for the incredible beauty and challenge offered at the Turtle Bay Resort’s two courses. Golf Digest named the signature tract, the Arnold Palmer course, one of the Top 100 Golf Courses in the U.S.

Shopping and dining are a snap when you live on the North Shore. Most of the shops and eateries are located in Haleiwa’s old plantation buildings.

When you purchase a home on the North Shore the keikis will attend one of five public elementary schools or one of several private schools in the area.

Older kids attend Kahuku or Waialua Intermediate and High Schools.

The median sales price of a home on Oahu’s North Shore in 2011 was $581,625. You’ll find the lowest prices in Kahuku and Laie and pricier real estate in Malaekahana, Pupukea, Mokuleia and in the Velzy area.

If you’re looking for a North Shore condo you may want to check out those near Turtle Bay.


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