Aina Haina homes offer classic Hawaii living in East Oahu. It’s a sunny East Honolulu valley just a short drive from downtown Honolulu. And it offers family-style homes on generous lots. Aina Haina runs from oceanfront beach homes to lush conservation land and dramatic mountains. Aina Haina homes are close to two excellent schools and the Aina Haina Shopping Center.[rblisting view=’gallery’ sort=’status’ days_sold='<= 365′ listing_status=’All Active’ neighborhood=’AINA HAINA AREA’ region=’DIAMONDHD’ area=’OAHU’ search_type=’neighborhood’ ]
Aina Haina History
Aina Haina (in Hawaiian, “Hind’s land”) was named after Robert Hind, the son of a pioneer sugar planter. In 1924, Hind purchased the 2,090 acre valley to run a dairy farm. The valley remained rural into the 1940s. In 1947, the first subdivision homes appeared. Since then, many Aina Haina homes have been rebuilt, including most of its beachfront properties. Throughout the valley, wide streets open to cozy upper-middle-class island-style residences. Today, these are cherished family heirlooms and are true treasures when they come up for sale. Exclusive Waialae Iki and Hawaii Loa estates frame the ridges above.
Aina Haina Homes & Neighborhood Features
Aina Haina homes offer a host of amenities, including public tennis courts, a dog-friendly park, a playground and two waterfront parks. A quaint neighborhood shopping center features an upscale grocery, a post office, banks, medical services and a public library in addition to charming cafes and boutiques. Key attractions in and near Aina Haina homes include:
- Aina Haina Shopping Center, with shops, cafes and services
- Aina Haina Community Park, Wailupe Beach Park and Kawaikui Beach Park
- Kahala Mall, one of Oahu’s premier shopping and social destinations
- Aina Haina Elementary School, one of Hawaii’s top-five public elementary schools
It’s noteworthy that while Aina Haina is a quiet neighborhood away from the inner core of Honolulu, it’s considered a close-in East Oahu neighborhood with minimal commute times as compared to outlying neighborhoods such as Hawaii Kai & Portlock.