Diamond Head HI Real Estate, Diamond Head area and Community Information

Real estate in Diamond Head is always in demand for a number of very good reasons. This area of Hawaii is uniquely beautiful, with stunning shoreline views surrounding the scenic old volcanic crater.

History of Diamond Head

Diamond Head sits on O'ahu, a Hawaiian island. The shape of the volcano resembles a tuna dorsal fin. It is considered to be more of a volcanic tuff cone than an actual volcano. A tuff cone is the result of eruptions from a vent where the molten rock meets the ocean and produces steam. The area around Diamond Head is where Fort Ruger, the first US military base on Hawaii, once existed. The crater got its name from British sailors in the 1800s who believed there were diamonds stuck in the crater's soil. But the "diamonds" were calcite crystals lodged in the lava rock. Today, those seeking Diamond Head real estate know that the key feature of the area is a view of the crater, which is now a US monument.

Parks and Recreation for the Diamond Head Home Buyer

A very popular hiking trail leads to the crater's rim, at its edge. It takes hikers to a coastal artillery observation area. Above that platform at the summit, one can view Waikiki and the Pacific Ocean. This gorgeous trail is a favorite with tourists and homeowners alike. Residents in Diamond Head HI have access to the world's most recognizable volcanic crater that tourists travel thousands of miles to see every year. The crater is 3500 feet in diameter and is 760-feet high, offering a view to remember.

Attractions and Activities

The most popular activity to is visiting Diamond Head. This is a fantastic family trek, offering spectacular views. In the surrounding community, you can take advantage of courses offered at Kapi'olani Community College in Honolulu, check out the Lama Library, and the Kapiolani Community College Farmers Market. Diamond Head is also in the proximity of the Diamond Head Theatre, Kaimuki in Honolulu, a cultural US institution, offering 6 major theatrical productions per year.


The Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic highlights 8 top college basketball teams in a multi-day destination event. The event is held at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. It is a Christmas holiday tradition in O'ahu. Basketball fans will appreciate being able to attend this yearly tournament, an ESPN event.

Get in touch with your Diamond Head real estate agent to view homes for sale in this community just miles from downtown Honolulu. Whether you are seeking a private home or a condo, your Diamond Head realtor will find that special home for you in O'ahu, Kahala or other nearby communities.
Howard C. Richmond (R) Realtor
Howard C. Richmond (R) Realtor
Realtor Principal Broker RB-19627