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 $1.79M to $22M with a median price of $3.97M, median interior of 3,664sf and median land size of 9,120sf.
The historic median sales price of houses sold in Diamond Head was $3.28M (2016), $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).
0 houses have sold in Diamond Head year-to-date (Jan 23, 2017). In previous years, the total number of houses sold were 12 (2016), 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).
Historically, the average number of days it took to sell houses in Diamond Head was 146 days (2016), 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 354 days December 2016 compared to 135 days December 2015.
The ratio of Diamond Head houses sales price vs list price were 89.8% December 2016 compared to 94.9% December 2015.
1 Diamond Head house was sold December 2016 compared to 2 houses sold December 2015.
The total dollar volume of houses currently for sale in Diamond Head is $126.73M . The sold dollar volume in previous years was $44.22M (2016), $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 4312 Kaikoo Place, sold for $4.48M on Dec 23, 2016. It had 4088sf of interior. 9 other recent sales include: 3703 Diamond Head Circle (8,883sf) sold for $3.37M on 10/5/2016. 678 Paikau Street (4,204sf) sold for $2.35M on 10/4/2016. 4218 Kaimanahila Street (5,156sf) sold for $4.8M on 9/8/2016. 4203 Kaimanahila Street (4,857sf) sold for $2.6M on 9/6/2016. 3735 Diamond Head Circle (8,426sf) sold for $6.9M on 8/8/2016. 3019 Diamond Head Road (1,826sf) sold for $2.01M on 6/24/2016. 4260 Kaimanahila Street (2,774sf) sold for $1.7M on 6/14/2016. 4347 Kaikoo Place (5,332sf) sold for $4.87M on 6/7/2016. 659 Hakaka Place (4,007sf) sold for $3.2M on 4/28/2016.
14 of the houses have ocean views, 14 have Diamond Head views and 10 have mountain views.