Both Waipahu and Waikele homes are built on lands that held sugar plantations as late as the 1990's. The conversion into the places we know today started primarily in the 1970's as the agricultural economy started to die out and it has never looked back.
Waipahu is easily the oldest and largest of the two, with multiple neighborhoods within it. In fact, Waikele is technically one of them. One of the enduring attractions of Waipahu are the more affordable houses it offers, still in reasonable commuting range for downtown workers.
Those more moderately priced residences tend to be in the sections of Waipahu south of H-1, where the town's first communities were built in the 1960s and 70's.
With new development over the years the varieties of homes has broadened, creating properties for almost every level of the market. The Royal Kunia neighborhood, for instance, which sits north of H-1, has large, upscale homes with 3 to 5 BRs priced in the $600Ks and $700Ks.
Harbor View is another extremely attractive community, with some homes that have views of both Pearl Harbor and Diamond Head. Not a bad vista. Pricing starts lower than Kunia, in the $400Ks, but the range is higher, going up to almost $1M for certain properties.
Waikele's homes sprang up on the plantations' last remaining vestiges in the mid-1990's. Many houses sit right on the golf course fairways, enjoying their well kept grounds. The green theme extends to the entire neighborhood, with numerous parks and spaces throughout as well as the buried utilities that keep the skies wide open.
Though known primarily for townhomes, Waikele has numerous beautiful houses, starting mostly in the mid-$600Ks. For those prime residences encircling the fairways, it'll be a little more, of course.
No matter where you are, you're always in easy range of the Waikele Outlets, which, for some pro shoppers, is a good enough reason alone to set up camp here.
Waipahu remains an excellent option for those with a lower home buying budget, but its appeal doesn't end there anymore. Along with Waikele it now boasts houses with space, comforts and views that can compete just fine. If you didn't know that, come and see what you've been missing!
Waikele / Waipahu Houses - Trends & Statistics
The price range of houses for sale in Waikele / Waipahu is $250K to $979K with a median price of $679K, median interior of 1,522sf and median land size of 5,128sf.
The median price of houses sold in Waikele / Waipahu year-to-date (2016) is $629K. In previous years it was $600K (2015), $583K (2014), $540K (2013), $499K (2012), $499K (2011), $503K (2010), $502K (2009), $550K (2008), $576K (2007), $575K (2006), $525K (2005), $399K (2004), $315K (2003).
212 houses have sold in Waikele / Waipahu year-to-date (2016). In previous years, the total number of houses sold were 221 (2015), 206 (2014), 217 (2013), 200 (2012), 200 (2011), 225 (2010), 217 (2009), 187 (2008), 312 (2007), 349 (2006), 370 (2005), 402 (2004), 374 (2003).
On average Waikele / Waipahu houses were on the market for 82 days before they were sold (2016). In previous years it was 83 days (2015), 89 days (2014), 73 days (2013), 58 days (2012), 68 days (2011), 61 days (2010), 66 days (2009), 67 days (2008), 68 days (2007), 62 days (2006), 35 days (2005), 36 days (2004), 54 days (2003).
The average days on market for Waikele / Waipahu houses before sold were 103 days November 2016 compared to 73 days November 2015.
The ratio of Waikele / Waipahu houses sales price vs list price were 99.2% November 2016 compared to 99.3% November 2015.
16 Waikele / Waipahu houses were sold November 2016 compared to 17 houses sold November 2015.
The total dollar volume of houses currently for sale in Waikele / Waipahu is $41.59M and the sold dollar volume year-to-date (2016) is $135.94M. In previous years sold dollar volume was $133.71M (2015), $118.35M (2014), $118.15M (2013), $103.49M (2012), $99.77M (2011), $115.86M (2010), $110.83M (2009), $105.01M (2008), $185.83M (2007), $205.71M (2006), $196.16M (2005), $166.25M (2004), $124.93M (2003).
The most recent sale in Waikele / Waipahu was a house located at 94-1201 Keahua Loop, sold for $640K on Dec 02, 2016. It had 1570sf of interior. 9 other recent sales include: 94-1044 Pupuhi Street (1,612sf) sold for $690K on 12/2/2016. 94-819 Nolupe Street (1,398sf) sold for $637K on 12/2/2016. 94-1020 Leihaku Street (1,407sf) sold for $688K on 11/28/2016. 94-274 Kahuanani Street (3,875sf) sold for $777K on 11/28/2016. (1,328sf) sold for $720K on 11/28/2016. 94-1020 Kaaholo Street (2,205sf) sold for $659K on 11/23/2016. 94-1006 Kuhao Street (1,517sf) sold for $700K on 11/23/2016. 94-060 Awamoku Street (1,848sf) sold for $550K on 11/21/2016. 94-1139 Kapukawai Street (1,221sf) sold for $685K on 11/18/2016.
5 of the houses have ocean views, 8 have Diamond Head views and 17 have mountain views.
The MLS properties are based on information from the Multiple Listing Service of Hicentral MLS, Ltd. Listings last updated on December 03, 2016. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.