Diamond Head Boundaries
Come where Royalty spent their days of pleasure. The 650 or so exclusive Diamond Head homes represent some of the finest, most sought after real estate in Honolulu. Just south of Waikiki past the Honolulu Zoo, the Diamond Head neighborhood wraps around Diamond Head Crater and includes the Gold Coast along Kalakaua Ave and Kapiolani Park.
Further circled by Monsarrat Ave and Diamond Head Rd, it also includes Fort Ruger Park - aka Triangle Park - and some of the surrounding streets such as Kaimanahila, Hakaka as well as Papu Circle and Kaikoo Pl. See this brief video flying over the Diamond Head neighborhood.
Diamond Head homes for sale typically range between $2M to $15M with lot sizes from 3,500 sq ft to over 1 acre.
Insight to Diamond Head Homes
About 60 Diamond Head homes are right on the ocean, along a 2 mile stretch of spectacular predominantly white sandy beach. Rarely do these beachfront homes come on the market for sale. One of the more notable homes in Diamond Head is Doris Duke’s famous and opulent Shangri La cliffside estate on Kaikuono Pl. There are a few other of these spectacular jewels here, however.
Diamond Head real estate has many different facets, with some charming historic homes on smaller lots close to Kapiolani Park, built as early as during the 1920’s, and some grand estates on fine streets like Noela Dr, Noela Pl and Diamond Head Cir. Some of these properties offer spectacular ocean, Waikiki skyline and Koolau mountain views.
Diamond Head Neighborhood
The ambiance of Diamond Head is exceptional and like no other in Hawaii. A calm, serene neighborhood surrounded by luxury real estate, you have several options for an active outdoors lifestyle. The area features some of Honolulu’s most amazing beaches with Diamond Head Crater as the backdrop, and is home to the Diamond Head Lighthouse, which marks Oahu’s most southern point. The top of the Crater, at 760 ft, accessible by a popular hiking trail, offers dramatic 360 degree views.
Located along the oceanfront Gold Coast is the Outrigger Canoe Club, a popular social spot among Honolulu’s movers and shakers. Right next door is Kaimana Beach, which is considered by many to be one of the best swimming beaches in Honolulu.
Across the street is Kapiolani Park, a 500 acre grassy level park, playground for all kinds of year-round outdoor sports activities, and the finish line for the annual Honolulu Marathon. Within the park you have public tennis courts, an archery range and the Waikiki Shell, a unique outdoor concert venue, which has created many magical sunset memories. Fascinating and amazing as Diamond Head is, some say the residents simply live better!
The price range of houses for sale in Diamond Head is $2.29M to $13.9M with a median price of $4.2M, median interior of 3,735sqf and median land size of 8,530sqf.
The median price of houses sold in Diamond Head year-to-date (Jan - Oct 27, 2016) is $3.2M. In previous years it was $2.6M (2015), $2.28M (2014), $2.2M (2013), $2.15M (2012), $2.1M (2011), $2.15M (2010), $1.81M (2009), $3.37M (2008), $2.59M (2007), $2.72M (2006), $2.4M (2005), $1.97M (2004), $1.29M (2003).
11 houses have sold in Diamond Head year-to-date (Jan - Oct 27, 2016). In previous years, the total number of houses sold were 19 (2015), 20 (2014), 25 (2013), 25 (2012), 22 (2011), 21 (2010), 20 (2009), 15 (2008), 31 (2007), 27 (2006), 37 (2005), 40 (2004), 26 (2003).
On average Diamond Head houses were on the market for 127 days before they were sold (Jan - Oct 27, 2016). In previous years it was 119 days (2015), 90 days (2014), 106 days (2013), 56 days (2012), 115 days (2011), 107 days (2010), 117 days (2009), 149 days (2008), 132 days (2007), 133 days (2006), 100 days (2005), 89 days (2004), 112 days (2003).
The average days on market for Diamond Head houses before sold were 43 days September 2016 compared to 201 days September 2015.
The ratio of Diamond Head houses sales price vs list price were 84.2% September 2016 compared to 93.0% September 2015.
2 Diamond Head houses were sold September 2016 compared to 2 houses sold September 2015.
The total dollar volume of houses currently for sale in Diamond Head is $88.68M and the sold dollar volume year-to-date (Jan - Oct 27, 2016) is $39.73M. In previous years sold dollar volume was $70.52M (2015), $63.84M (2014), $72.51M (2013), $74.34M (2012), $59.82M (2011), $53.34M (2010), $52.75M (2009), $63.5M (2008), $96.8M (2007), $98.57M (2006), $95.22M (2005), $101M (2004), $44.82M (2003).
The most recent sale in Diamond Head was a house located at 3703 Diamond Head Circle, sold for $3.37M on Oct 05, 2016. It had 8883sqf of interior. 9 other recent sales include: 678 Paikau Street (4,204sqf) sold for $2.35M on 10/4/2016. 4218 Kaimanahila Street (5,156sqf) sold for $4.8M on 9/8/2016. 4203 Kaimanahila Street (4,857sqf) sold for $2.6M on 9/6/2016. 3735 Diamond Head Circle (8,426sqf) sold for $6.9M on 8/8/2016. 3019 Diamond Head Road (1,826sqf) sold for $2.01M on 6/24/2016. 4260 Kaimanahila Street (2,774sqf) sold for $1.7M on 6/14/2016. 4347 Kaikoo Place (5,332sqf) sold for $4.87M on 6/7/2016. 659 Hakaka Place (4,007sqf) sold for $3.2M on 4/28/2016. 4240 Kaikoo Place (5,178sqf) sold for $5.25M on 4/18/2016.
13 of the houses have ocean views, 12 have Diamond Head views and 9 have mountain views.
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The MLS properties are based on information from the Multiple Listing Service of Hicentral MLS, Ltd. Listings last updated on September 22, 2016. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.