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 $719K to $1.57M with a median price of $1.15M, median interior of 1,967sf and median land size of 8,216sf.
The median price of houses sold in Aina Haina year-to-date (Jan - Sep 23, 2017) is $970K. 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).
21 houses have sold in Aina Haina year-to-date (Jan - Sep 23, 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 22 days before they were sold (Jan - Sep 23, 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 3 days August 2017 compared to 56 days August 2016.
The ratio of Aina Haina houses sales price vs list price were 105.9% August 2017 compared to 98.6% August 2016.
1 Aina Haina house was sold August 2017 compared to 5 houses sold August 2016.
The total dollar volume of houses currently for sale in Aina Haina is $16.09M and the sold dollar volume year-to-date (Jan - Sep 23, 2017) is $21.46M. 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 765 Ahuwale Street, sold for $949K on Sep 13, 2017. It had 2111sf of interior. 9 other recent sales include: 5411 Opihi Street (2,781sf) sold for $1.5M on 9/11/2017. 5323 Manauwea Street (1,870sf) sold for $1.16M on 8/23/2017. 815 Hao Street (1,240sf) sold for $1.07M on 7/19/2017. 5231 Makalena Street (1,968sf) sold for $1.5M on 7/12/2017. 925 Ahuwale Street (1,072sf) sold for $886K on 7/7/2017. 5308 Olapa Street (1,306sf) sold for $875K on 7/6/2017. 756 Ailuna Street (1,665sf) sold for $910K on 6/8/2017. 119 Hind Drive (3,019sf) sold for $1.4M on 5/31/2017. 5451 Oio Drive (2,238sf) sold for $1.05M on 5/26/2017.
8 of the houses have ocean views and 11 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?