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Popular Honolulu real estate
, 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's 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. You may also be interested in.... Niu Valley homes
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.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?