1336 Dominis Street
5 Beds / 2 Baths / 1,774 sqf

Conveniently located in the center of Makiki, easy access to every where.

2179 Makiki Hts Drive
4 Beds / 2 Baths / 2,128 sqf

Country living in the city! Located at the entrance to the Hawaii Nature Ce...

Makiki Homes (undisclosed address)
4 Beds / 4.5 Baths / 11,592 sqf

One of a Kind estate of over 2 acres on the slopes of Tantalus encompassing...

2064 Makiki Street
4 Beds / 3 Baths / 2,091 sqf

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!!! This 1920s colonial revival home sits atop a ...

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1233 Luna Place
5 Beds / 2 Baths / 2,194 sqf

House has good, needs work, but has potential. 2 story 3/1 up with finishe...

1060 Kinau Street
4 Beds / 2.5 Baths / 1,687 sqf

Super convenient location in Makiki, close to hospital, downtown Honolulu, ...

2439 Makiki Hts Drive
3 Beds / 3 Baths / 1,122 sqf

A rare opportunity in Makiki Heights, a much desired neighborhood of great ...

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1913 Mott Smith Drive
5 Beds / 3 Baths / 2,923 sqf

Well-maintained home in lower Makiki Heights, with beautiful views of City,...

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2394 Aina Lani Place
5 Beds / 4 Baths / 3,851 sqf


2035 Round Top Drive
5 Beds / 4 Baths / 3,453 sqf

This classic property evokes the grace & beauty of old Hawaii. The 1933-bui...

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See our video of Makiki Heights homes.

Makiki - the childhood neighborhood of President Barack Obama - is an older established neighborhood of approximately 500 homes just north-east of downtown Honolulu, bordered by Punchbowl to the west and Manoa to the east. Makiki homes for sale are often valued between $600K to $1M on lot sizes between 2,000 to 9,000 sq ft. Makiki Heights homes for sale tend to be more valuable at $850K to $8M with lot sizes between 5,000 sq ft to 1 acre plus.

Makiki consists of 2 distinct communities: Makiki with mostly modest homes on the flat section hugging the foothills to the south, and Makiki Heights with some luxury homes on the hillside above to the north.

Insight to Makiki Homes
Makiki, the diverse and densely populated lower section south of Nehoa St, consists of a mix of older homes, often on smaller lots, as well as a number of small to medium size apartment buildings and several high rise condos, predominantly built during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Some of Makiki’s perimeter streets include Nehoa St, Pensacola St, Ward Ave, S.King St and Punahou St.

Makiki Heights, the hillside community located on the elevated lush green foothills above, is separated from Makiki below by Nehoa St, which runs along the bottom of the hill. Homes in Makiki Heights include the properties on the lower section of Tantalus Dr from the 2500 block up, as well as several streets ascending into the mountain off Nehoa St, including Makiki St, which splits into Makiki Heights’ main two roads, Makiki Heights Dr and Round Top Dr. Higher up the mountain to the north, Makiki Heights is bordered by the rain forest neighborhood of Tantalus. Makiki Heights real estate boasts a number of luxurious estate properties, offering privacy, serenity and spectacular views overlooking the city and ocean beyond.

Makiki Neighborhood
It’s diversity and central location, with easy access to the freeway and a number of excellent schools, makes Makiki a popular area for many to reside. Several parks are located throughout Makiki, including, adjacent to Makiki’s Library, the large and popular Makiki District Park with a great swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts. Makiki also has its own local mall - Makiki Shopping Village - which offers a number of casual eateries, a grocery store and some specialty stores. Punahou School, considered one of Hawaii’s top private schools - elementary through high - is located on the border of Makiki.

The Honolulu Museum of Arts, formerly known as the Contemporary Art Museum Spalding House, located at 2411 Makiki Heights Dr, is a remarkable place to experience art surrounded by nature in the heart of the Makiki Heights neighborhood. The Hawaii Nature Center, located at 2131 Makiki Heights Dr, in the midst of the Makiki Valley State Recreation Area, is a fabulous spot to learn about the natural and cultural history of Makiki Heights and Tantalus. From here you may start exploring some of the most amazing interconnected hiking trails in Hawaii. Puu Ualakaa State Park along Round Top Dr offers several iconic lookout points.

Come and experience the diversity and magic of Makiki.

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  • Makiki Houses - Trends & Statistics

  • The price range of houses for sale in Makiki is $795K to $18.7M with a median price of $1.43M, median interior of 2,558sqf and median land size of 9,801sqf.
  • The median price of houses sold in Makiki year-to-date (Jan - Oct 21, 2016) is $1.31M. In previous years it was $1.2M (2015), $1.1M (2014), $865K (2013), $855K (2012), $1.11M (2011), $840K (2010), $719K (2009), $990K (2008), $792K (2007), $867K (2006), $1.05M (2005), $683K (2004), $550K (2003).
  • 24 houses have sold in Makiki year-to-date (Jan - Oct 21, 2016). In previous years, the total number of houses sold were 21 (2015), 17 (2014), 26 (2013), 20 (2012), 16 (2011), 12 (2010), 10 (2009), 17 (2008), 28 (2007), 24 (2006), 37 (2005), 42 (2004), 33 (2003).
  • On average Makiki houses were on the market for 114 days before they were sold (Jan - Oct 21, 2016). In previous years it was 127 days (2015), 109 days (2014), 82 days (2013), 84 days (2012), 77 days (2011), 34 days (2010), 65 days (2009), 95 days (2008), 97 days (2007), 68 days (2006), 56 days (2005), 73 days (2004), 83 days (2003).
  • The average days on market for Makiki houses before sold were 327 days September 2016 compared to 125 days September 2015.
  • The ratio of Makiki houses sales price vs list price were 86.2% September 2016 compared to 95.1% September 2015.
  • 1 Makiki house was sold September 2016 compared to 2 houses sold September 2015.
  • The total dollar volume of houses currently for sale in Makiki is $50.93M and the sold dollar volume year-to-date (Jan - Oct 21, 2016) is $32.87M. In previous years sold dollar volume was $31.1M (2015), $24.85M (2014), $33.44M (2013), $19.77M (2012), $24.93M (2011), $10.03M (2010), $8.88M (2009), $19.26M (2008), $26.01M (2007), $23.01M (2006), $42.02M (2005), $37.24M (2004), $20.9M (2003).
  • The most recent sale in Makiki was a house located at 2513A Tantalus Drive, sold for $1.22M on Oct 07, 2016. It had 2944sqf of interior. 9 other recent sales include: A Spreckels Street 1517 (892sqf) sold for $538K on 9/16/2016. 1526 Evelyn Lane (2,400sqf) sold for $1.09M on 8/31/2016. 1930 Nehoa Place (1,578sqf) sold for $1.05M on 8/29/2016. 2150 Mott Smith Drive (3,252sqf) sold for $1.4M on 8/15/2016. 1509 Ualakaa Place (3,304sqf) sold for $1.71M on 8/11/2016. 1968 Makiki Hts Drive (2,131sqf) sold for $1.68M on 8/9/2016. 2342 Hoalu Place (1,950sqf) sold for $1.38M on 7/29/2016. 1324 Lunalilo Street (1,884sqf) sold for $860K on 7/28/2016. 1615 Makiki Street (1,796sqf) sold for $1.02M on 7/22/2016.
  • 6 of the houses have ocean views, 3 have Diamond Head views and 3 have mountain views.
Makiki History
The Makiki neighborhood's history is an intriguing mix of the Honolulu elite and the lower classes, specifically former plantation workers who had moved on to seek another livelihood. The community did not truly emerge until the early 1900's as Japanese, Chinese & others finished their obligation to the plantations and began moving to this 2 mile area between Manoa & Downtown to start their own businesses or at least get better paying jobs. This wasn't a place where just the aspiring classes owned real estate, though.

This same neighborhood was also the site of Punahou School, an institution that had taught the children of Hawaii's political & economic elite since 1841. Many of the students' families lived right nearby. Side by side, the residents of Makiki homes were a broad mingling of the classes that existed in few other places in Honolulu.

Today you still see these roots of this integration alive in Makiki's plantation style homes that are still there or in the small, family run shops & businesses along School St. It is fitting that President Obama came from this neighborhood, attending the, still today, upper class Punahou School, though he came from a family that was not. His story is truly Makiki's.
The MLS properties are based on information from the Multiple Listing Service of Hicentral MLS, Ltd. Listings last updated on October 21, 2016. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.