Kamehame Ridge homes is located in one of those neighborhoods that you have to go looking for to find. Not only is it up a hillside, it's set far from any roads that someone 'passing through' would use. Above them is only the upscale Napali Haweo homes, which are higher in both elevation and price. The best way to place it is to say that it's behind, but right in line with the west side of Koko Head crater.
That positioning is crucial, because it's kept the views south to the ocean unblocked by the towering cone. The vertical heights of Kamehame Ridge bring much of the natural, and artificial, beauty of the area right to you, too.
Make your home on the west side of the ridge and you'll look out on the marina and central Hawaii Kai. If your house is on the east, you can take in the waves heading into Sandy Beach. From up here it's an embarrassment of visual riches.
Kamehame Ridge real estate didn't exist until the early 1980's when these properties were finally developed. The approximately 200 homes you see today were almost all built between 1982 and 1988.
These aren't template houses, though. Drive the streets here and you'll see a wide variety of styles. The lots are also larger than the average home in Honolulu, so many have not just a lawn but elements like palm trees accenting their residence. When you have the room, why not use it?
The higher elevation means the temperatures are lower, so expect a cooler daytime to go along with the tropical evenings we all love. For those who like those evenings peaceful, it's difficult to up here.
Kamehame Ridge homes for sale generally start in the high six figures, most in the seven these days. For many, it's worth it to come up this hillside and know what's waiting for them at the end of the drive. It's very hard to put a price on that.
The median price of houses sold in Kamehame Ridge year-to-date (Jan - Aug 21, 2017) is $945K. In previous years it was $1.58M (2016), $1.15M (2015), $830K (2014), $1.26M (2013), $1.25M (2012), $1M (2011), $1.11M (2010), $795K (2009), $1.32M (2008), $750K (2007), $965K (2006), $824K (2005), $720K (2004), $862K (2003).
1 house has sold in Kamehame Ridge year-to-date (Jan - Aug 21, 2017). In previous years, the total number of houses sold were 4 (2016), 4 (2015), 2 (2014), 3 (2013), 2 (2012), 7 (2011), 4 (2010), 3 (2009), 4 (2008), 3 (2007), 3 (2006), 1 (2005), 3 (2004), 7 (2003).
On average Kamehame Ridge houses were on the market for 94 days before they were sold (Jan - Aug 21, 2017). In previous years it was 110 days (2016), 41 days (2015), 67 days (2014), 69 days (2013), 94 days (2012), 126 days (2011), 135 days (2010), 134 days (2009), 50 days (2008), 61 days (2007), 48 days (2006), 44 days (2005), 56 days (2004), 113 days (2003).
The total dollar volume sold in Kamehame Ridge year-to-date has been $945K(Jan - Aug 21, 2017). In previous years sold dollar volume was $6.8M (2016), $4.9M (2015), $1.66M (2014), $3.56M (2013), $2.5M (2012), $7.6M (2011), $4.55M (2010), $2.82M (2009), $5.1M (2008), $2.48M (2007), $3.03M (2006), $824K (2005), $2.15M (2004), $5.86M (2003).
The most recent sale in Kamehame Ridge was a house located at 7391 Ainanani Place, sold for $945K on Apr 28, 2017. It had 1423sf of interior. 9 other recent sales include: 7878 Hawaii Kai Drive (3,722sf) sold for $2.55M on 8/3/2016. 7938 Hawaii Kai Drive (3,958sf) sold for $1.9M on 7/6/2016. 1085 Kamehame Drive (2,498sf) sold for $1.07M on 3/31/2016. 1035 Kamehame Drive (2,947sf) sold for $1.27M on 2/5/2016. 7404 Ainanani Place (1,315sf) sold for $945K on 11/4/2015. 1041 Kamehame Drive (2,181sf) sold for $1.12M on 9/14/2015. 7888 Hawaii Kai Drive (2,990sf) sold for $1.65M on 9/2/2015. 7425 Ainanani Place (2,395sf) sold for $1.18M on 8/7/2015. 1038 Kamehame Drive (1,416sf) sold for $905K on 3/14/2014.