230 Metro Honolulu Homes for Sale

Sun Open House 2-5pm
Just listed
2827C Booth Road
5 Bd | 3 Ba | 1,587 sqft
Sun Open House 2-5pm
Just listed
1954 Ahuahu Place
3 Bd | 2.5 Ba | 1,584 sqft
3505 Puuku Makai Drive
2 Bd | 1.5 Ba | 748 sqft
1510 Haku Street
4 Bd | 2 Ba | 1,616 sqft
530 Waipa Lane
8 Bd | 4 Ba | 2,838 sqft
1156 Puolo Drive
3 Bd | 2 Ba | 1,388 sqft
1216 Kohou Street
7 Bd | 3.5 Ba | 2,208 sqft
319 Iolani Avenue
3 Bd | 1 Ba | 922 sqft
2394 Manoa Road
4 Bd | 3 Ba | 1,686 sqft
Year Remodeled: 2018
2324 Palena Street
7 Bd | 4 Ba | 2,885 sqft
Built: 2018
1619 Makiki Street
4 Bd | 3 Ba | 1,869 sqft
Wed Open House 9:30-11:30am
Sun Open House 2-5pm
1462 Alani Street
11 Bd | 7 Ba | 4,180 sqft
Ocean view
3628 Puuku Mauka Drive
4 Bd | 1.5 Ba | 824 sqft
Year Remodeled: 2018
Sun Open House 2-5pm
1608 Kilohi Street
4 Bd | 2 Ba | 1,448 sqft
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Metro Honolulu Homes Overview
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Being the most urbanized part of Honolulu, that can limit your choices somewhat. Some Metro Honolulu neighborhoods, like Ala Moana, Waikiki and Kakaako are today almost exclusively condos. However, there are some great options for single-family homes in the Metro region.

A perfect example are the homes in the Nuuanu neighborhoods, which stretch up the hills above the central business district with wonderful vistas for many down on the city and even the Pacific.

Nuuanu gets a lot of rainfall so it is covered in many areas with large trees whose canopies spread widely to give shade and cool relief that can be very welcome. That can block off the long views in some cases, however, giving a secluded, protected feel that some prefer.

Houses in Nuuanu span every era of the last 100 years, but the greatest attractions are the large, old houses that were built for wealthy Honolulu businessmen in the early 20th Century. These wooden structures have exquisite architectural touches that are a special part of local history. It's not unusual for passing cars to slow down for a better look.

Pacific Heights, across the Pali Hwy to the east, is equally historic and even more exclusive. The neighborhood was developed in the 1920's after an earlier attempt or two didn't pan out. It did finally happen and in a big way as a number of the most notable families in Honolulu flocked to these lots and built beautiful houses that looked down at the downtown area and the Pacific that stretched out before them.

The vintage homes remain there today, famous for being well-maintained and, in some cases, remodeled, but without losing any of their appeal. Some of them are almost 100 years old now, but all command high prices due to the the sweeping views and the early 20th Century architecture and workmanship. The streets they gaze out on have changed dramatically since these Pacific Heights houses were built, yet they have remained perfectly timeless.

If Pacific Heights isn't right for you, but you like the idea of living at a higher elevation, heading a little in the direction of Diamond Head to Tantalus is a good bet. The first real homes on Tantalus were summer retreats for the wealthy families who wanted to escape the heat. Now you can live year-round in cooler temperatures thanks to advances in building technology.

Most homes are set closely together, some on steep slopes but the panorama from your window can be spectacular. Limo companies sell trips up to Tantalus at night for tourists to see the city lights, so incredible are the views from here.

This is another place you can find an old Hawaii home from the early to mid 20th Century, preserved and cared for by their owners. This is a community where neighbors have known each other for years, some for generations, and the houses reflect that longevity in the very best way.

Makiki sits below Tantalus with Manoa on its east side. The neighborhood has a proud history that saw a mix of plantation workers who struck out to run their own businesses as well as many of the established upper class whose children attended nearby Punahou School. That mixture is still present today, at least in the varied sizes and styles of houses contained in this community.

One area that is distinctly upscale is Makiki Heights, where more than a few of the upper classes of the early and mid 20th Century put up unique residences that looked out at the land and the waves from very comfortable rooms. The properties often feature large lanais and open areas so that the outdoors, especially the views, can be enjoyed fully.

Manoa, which crosses over seamlessly at some points with Makiki, is more than just a valley, it's a tropical rainforest. Homeowners love the daily rain because it keeps the greenery flourishing everywhere you look. Houses built in the 1930's and 40's are a common sight back here, preserving the old kamaaina atmosphere that never fails to charm.

Manoa properties also tend to have a larger footprint, with more space between them, than other parts of Oahu. That, combined with the rain, produces exceptionally green lawns. The temperatures are also cooler in the valley, giving commuters a great incentive for getting home after a day in the hotter city. Coming back into this retreat is somehow always a happy surprise, so removed is it from the world just a few minutes away.

Though the most developed part of the Island, you still have these wonderful communities that have kept the classic Hawaii way of life alive in the midst of the large build-up of the past decades. This gives you the best-of-both-worlds in many cases, with access to all kinds of shopping and entertainment, yet you can still go home where neighbors wave to each other and genuinely care about how you're doing. That's two sides that make up one great neighborhood.

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Recently Sold in Metro Honolulu

2322 Manoa Road
3 Bd | 3 | 1,935 sqft
Year Remodeled: 2018
1801 Eluwene Street
5 Bd | 2 | 1,731 sqft
2664 Waolani Avenue
10 Bd | 5.5Ba | 2,373 sqft
1407 Ala Iolani Street
3 Bd | 2 | 1,660 sqft
Ocean view
213 Jack Lane
3 Bd | 1.5Ba | 1,788 sqft
983 Prospect Street
4 Bd | 2.5Ba | 2,020 sqft
1128 Hoolai Street
3 Bd | 3 | 1,312 sqft
Year Remodeled: 2009
2230 Oahu Avenue
3 Bd | 1 | 1,100 sqft
1511 Makiki Street
5 Bd | 3 | 1,540 sqft
Year Remodeled: 2018
1016 Noble Lane
2 Bd | 1 | 816 sqft
1663 Waikahalulu Lane
5 Bd | 4 | 1,917 sqft
Built: 2014
2997 Koali Road
5 Bd | 4 | 2,696 sqft
2626 Ferdinand Avenue
6 Bd | 4.5Ba | 4,701 sqft
Year Remodeled: 2015
1732 Waiola Street
2 Bd | 1 | 672 sqft
Year Remodeled: 2013
2630 Kalihi Street
8 Bd | 4 | 2,420 sqft
2320 Ferdinand Avenue
6 Bd | 4 | 4,837 sqft
Ocean view
2065 Iholena Street
4 Bd | 3 | 1,976 sqft
Ocean view
716 Alewa Drive
3 Bd | 3.5Ba | 3,710 sqft
Ocean view
2845 Lawa Place
2 Bd | 1 | 878 sqft
724 Alewa Drive
7 Bd | 4 | 2,464 sqft
Ocean view