Aina Haina is a quiet established neighborhood of around 650 homes in Honolulu located between 2 popular view ridges, Waialae Iki and Hawaii Loa Ridge. Sometimes referred to as ‘the next Kahala’, the properties offer generous, mostly level, lot sizes between 7,500 to 10,000 sq ft. Aina Haina homes for sale are typically valued in the $800K to $1.5M range.
Insight to Aina Haina Homes & Neighborhood Originally developed in the 1940’s and continued through the 1950’s and 1960’s this area has a feel of not being overcrowded with simple, often single level, designed homes. Some of the homes in Aina Haina located on perimeter streets of the valley - such as Hao St and Ahuwale St - have enough elevation to offer modest valley and ocean views.
The local mall - Aina Haina Shopping Center - boasts about 30 tenants, including Foodland Farms, a yoga studio, a pet hospital, several restaurants and more. There are 3 neighborhood parks among Aina Haina real estate and across Kalanianaole Hwy are Wailupe and Kawaikui Beach Park, both offering ample parking and beach access for surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing and more.
The price range of houses for sale in Aina Haina is $688K to $1.68M with a median price of $1.17M, median interior of 1,844sf and median land size of 9,398sf.
The median price of houses sold in Aina Haina year-to-date (Jan - May 28, 2017) is $917K. In previous years it was $940K (2016), $877K (2015), $894K (2014), $855K (2013), $830K (2012), $772K (2011), $780K (2010), $677K (2009), $832K (2008), $780K (2007), $735K (2006), $725K (2005), $600K (2004), $577K (2003).
12 houses have sold in Aina Haina year-to-date (Jan - May 28, 2017). In previous years, the total number of houses sold were 29 (2016), 28 (2015), 26 (2014), 27 (2013), 29 (2012), 18 (2011), 21 (2010), 15 (2009), 16 (2008), 23 (2007), 36 (2006), 34 (2005), 33 (2004), 20 (2003).
On average Aina Haina houses were on the market for 29 days before they were sold (Jan - May 28, 2017). In previous years it was 72 days (2016), 78 days (2015), 71 days (2014), 54 days (2013), 34 days (2012), 79 days (2011), 38 days (2010), 78 days (2009), 51 days (2008), 75 days (2007), 64 days (2006), 38 days (2005), 27 days (2004), 59 days (2003).
The average days on market for Aina Haina houses before sold were 83 days April 2017 compared to 23 days April 2016.
The ratio of Aina Haina houses sales price vs list price were 98.8% April 2017 compared to 101.6% April 2016.
1 Aina Haina house was sold April 2017 compared to 2 houses sold April 2016.
The total dollar volume of houses currently for sale in Aina Haina is $14.62M and the sold dollar volume year-to-date (Jan - May 28, 2017) is $11.2M. In previous years sold dollar volume was $29.4M (2016), $26M (2015), $24.46M (2014), $25.6M (2013), $24.95M (2012), $15.38M (2011), $17.76M (2010), $11.71M (2009), $13.08M (2008), $18.93M (2007), $28.7M (2006), $24.28M (2005), $20.89M (2004), $10.87M (2003).
The most recent sale in Aina Haina was a house located at 5451 Oio Drive, sold for $1.05M on May 26, 2017. It had 2238sf of interior. 9 other recent sales include: 5631 Opihi Street (1,362sf) sold for $970K on 5/19/2017. 445 Lawelawe Street (2,012sf) sold for $1.16M on 5/9/2017. 962 Ahuwale Place (1,092sf) sold for $865K on 5/5/2017. 868 Ahuwale Street (912sf) sold for $750K on 4/3/2017. 1198 Mona Street (1,716sf) sold for $728K on 3/13/2017. 5221 Pilikai Street (1,345sf) sold for $850K on 3/10/2017. 5229 Liwai Street (1,680sf) sold for $1.05M on 3/2/2017. 952 Lawelawe Street (3,724sf) sold for $1.45M on 2/9/2017. 1132 Mona Street (1,296sf) sold for $736K on 1/20/2017.
4 of the houses have ocean views and 10 have mountain views.
Aina Haina History Debate rages over how Aina Haina got its name. Some believe it is rooted in 'Haina' as the Hawaiian word meaning 'sacrifice'. The presence of the ancient Kawauoha Heiau deep in the valley, believed to have been the site of human sacrifice, strengthens the case.
Another, more popular story, is that 'Haina' is also the Hawaiian translation for 'Hind', which was the name of the dairy farm, and its owner, that took up much of this district; Aina Hina = Hind's Land.
Robert Hind established the Hind-Clarke Dairy on this real estate in 1924, the business continuing here until 1946. Robert died in 1938, but his family carried on, ultimately selling the dairy operation in the late 1940's.
It was time to develop their vast landholdings and take advantage of growing demand for housing. With the population swelling, Aina Haina real estate sold quickly to families seeking more rural comfort and space in this new suburb.
You'll find homes in Aina Haina occupied today by 2nd or 3rd generation families, making it a place where lifetime neighbors aren't unusual. After all, when you find a great place to live, why would you leave?