Waikiki HI Real Estate, Waikiki area and Community Information

Waikiki, HI is known throughout the world as a top tourist destination because of its abundance of activities and white sandy beaches. Waikiki is a beach community located in the suburbs of Honolulu, the state capital of Hawaii on the island of Oahu. While it only encompasses less than 4 square miles, the perimeter of the neighborhood is surrounded by Waikiki beach making it ideal for those who want to relocate to paradise. The Waikiki real estate market offers many homes for sale that range from small, one-bedroom flats to spacious condos and townhomes. As Waikiki real estate agents, we can assist the Waikiki home buyer find the perfect home that will meet all their needs while providing them access to a fun filled, adventurous life in paradise.

History of Waikiki

Waikiki is rich in history dating back to the 1800’s. The area was a retreat for Hawaiian royalty who enjoyed surfing on carefully crafted boards. It was not until 1893 that a Greek-American named George Lycurgus named the house he was leasing as “San Souci,” which translates to “no worries.” This created the first Waikiki resort, launching the community into tourism history. The beach community is still known as a top surfing destination, hosting multiple national surfing competitions every year. Though it is still a top tourist destination, there are still plenty of homes for sale in Waikiki for both the permanent resident and those who want a place of their own to escape to.

Parks and Recreation

Waikiki has surf and beaches that are among the best in the world. Since temperatures in Waikiki typically stay between 70 and 80 degrees, the weather is perfect for year round surfing, swimming and, of course, the luaus. The entire neighborhood is one big park, providing opportunities for just about any outdoor recreation from water sports to roller blading and skateboarding. If residents just want to relax, they are sure to find the perfect spot to take a break on the beach. When the perfect real estate in Waikiki is found, all of these recreation opportunities can be enjoyed year round.

Attractions and Activities in Waikiki

There are many attractions and things to do in Waikiki but the Kapiolani Park is the most popular. Host to the Waikiki zoo and aquarium, this 28-hectare park was given as a gift to the city from King Kalakaua and is now the oldest park in Honolulu. In addition to the zoo and aquarium it also provides tennis courts, jogging paths and picnic tables so everyone can find something to do in this historic park.

There is always something to do in Waikiki from surfing to shopping to just relaxing, when you are looking into Waikiki HI real estate; you are looking into finding a life in paradise. With the abundance of Waikiki properties, everyone is sure to find the perfect home in this paradise location.

Howard C. Richmond (R) Realtor
Howard C. Richmond (R) Realtor
Realtor Principal Broker RB-19627