13 Makiki & Makiki Heights Homes for Sale

2134 Mott Smith Drive
3 Bd | 3 Ba |  1,476 sf
Sun Open House 2-5pm
1446 Liholiho Street
5 Bd | 3 Ba |  2,369 sf
1330 Dominis Street
6 Bd | 4 Ba |  2,696 sf
1341 Kinau Street
5 Bd | 2 Ba |  1,430 sf
Year Remodeled: 2016
Sun Open House 2-5pm
2324 Mamane Place
4 Bd | 3.5 Ba |  5,334 sf
Ocean view
1718 Lewalani Drive
3 Bd | 1.5 Ba |  869 sf
1511 Makiki Street
5 Bd | 3 Ba |  1,540 sf
Year Remodeled: 2018
2299 Round Top Drive
6 Bd | 5.5 Ba |  6,141 sf
Ocean view
2443 Makiki Hts Drive
6 Bd | 8 Ba |  8,323 sf
Ocean view
1417 Alexander Street
5 Bd | 3 Ba |  2,374 sf
Sun Open House 2-5pm
2117 Keeaumoku Street
3 Bd | 3.5 Ba |  3,277 sf
Ocean view
2549 Tantalus Drive
4 Bd | 4.5 Ba |  11,592 sf
Ocean view
2727 Kolonahe Place
4 Bd | 3 Ba |  3,189 sf
Ocean view
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Makiki Homes Overview
See our video of Makiki Heights homes.

Makiki - the childhood neighborhood of President Barack Obama - is an older established neighborhood of approximately 500 homes just north-east of downtown Honolulu, bordered by Punchbowl to the west and Manoa to the east. Makiki homes for sale are often valued between $600K to $1M on lot sizes between 2,000 to 9,000 sq ft. Makiki Heights homes for sale tend to be more valuable at $850K to $8M with lot sizes between 5,000 sq ft to 1 acre plus.

Makiki consists of 2 distinct communities: Makiki with mostly modest homes on the flat section hugging the foothills to the south, and Makiki Heights with some luxury homes on the hillside above to the north.

Insight to Makiki Homes
Makiki, the diverse and densely populated lower section south of Nehoa St, consists of a mix of older homes, often on smaller lots, as well as a number of small to medium size apartment buildings and several high rise condos, predominantly built during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Some of Makiki’s perimeter streets include Nehoa St, Pensacola St, Ward Ave, S.King St and Punahou St.

Makiki Heights, the hillside community located on the elevated lush green foothills above, is separated from Makiki below by Nehoa St, which runs along the bottom of the hill. Homes in Makiki Heights include the properties on the lower section of Tantalus Dr from the 2500 block up, as well as several streets ascending into the mountain off Nehoa St, including Makiki St, which splits into Makiki Heights’ main two roads, Makiki Heights Dr and Round Top Dr. Higher up the mountain to the north, Makiki Heights is bordered by the rain forest neighborhood of Tantalus. Makiki Heights real estate boasts a number of luxurious estate properties, offering privacy, serenity and spectacular views overlooking the city and ocean beyond.

Makiki Neighborhood
It’s diversity and central location, with easy access to the freeway and a number of excellent schools, makes Makiki a popular area for many to reside. Several parks are located throughout Makiki, including, adjacent to Makiki’s Library, the large and popular Makiki District Park with a great swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts. Makiki also has its own local mall - Makiki Shopping Village - which offers a number of casual eateries, a grocery store and some specialty stores. Punahou School, considered one of Hawaii’s top private schools - elementary through high - is located on the border of Makiki.

The Honolulu Museum of Arts, formerly known as the Contemporary Art Museum Spalding House, located at 2411 Makiki Heights Dr, is a remarkable place to experience art surrounded by nature in the heart of the Makiki Heights neighborhood. The Hawaii Nature Center, located at 2131 Makiki Heights Dr, in the midst of the Makiki Valley State Recreation Area, is a fabulous spot to learn about the natural and cultural history of Makiki Heights and Tantalus. From here you may start exploring some of the most amazing interconnected hiking trails in Hawaii. Puu Ualakaa State Park along Round Top Dr offers several iconic lookout points.

Come and experience the diversity and magic of Makiki.

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Makiki History
The Makiki neighborhood's history is an intriguing mix of the Honolulu elite and the lower classes, specifically former plantation workers who had moved on to seek another livelihood. The community did not truly emerge until the early 1900's as Japanese, Chinese & others finished their obligation to the plantations and began moving to this 2 mile area between Manoa & Downtown to start their own businesses or at least get better paying jobs. This wasn't a place where just the aspiring classes owned real estate, though.

This same neighborhood was also the site of Punahou School, an institution that had taught the children of Hawaii's political & economic elite since 1841. Many of the students' families lived right nearby. Side by side, the residents of Makiki homes were a broad mingling of the classes that existed in few other places in Honolulu.

Today you still see these roots of this integration alive in Makiki's plantation style homes that are still there or in the small, family run shops & businesses along School St. It is fitting that President Obama came from this neighborhood, attending the, still today, upper class Punahou School, though he came from a family that was not. His story is truly Makiki's.

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Makiki Photos

Makiki Heights Homes with Kakaako and Punchbowl in Background - Drone Photo
Luxury Home on Makiki Heights Drive
Makiki Heights Luxury Home Surrounded By Other Homes - Drone Photo
Makiki Heights Homes With Diamond Head in Distance - Drone Photo
Homes in Makiki Heights with Diamond Head in Distance - Aerial Photo
Makiki Luxury Homes - Aerial Photo
Makiki Real Estate - Aerial Photo

Recently Sold in Makiki

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Sold7/12/'18
$2,210,000
1068 Kinau Street
10 Bd | 4 |  3,502 sf
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Sold7/6/'18
$1,400,000
1952 Mott Smith Drive
5 Bd | 2 |  3,438 sf
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Sold5/17/'18
$1,635,000
1911 Makiki Street
4 Bd | 3 |  2,325 sf
Built: 2005
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Sold5/9/'18
$1,150,000
1949 Nehoa Place
5 Bd | 2.5Ba |  2,190 sf
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Sold2/7/'18
$1,150,000
1511 Makiki Street
4 Bd | 2 |  1,540 sf
Year Remodeled: 2014
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Sold1/31/'18
$850,000
1227 Luna Place
5 Bd | 4 |  2,310 sf
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Sold1/26/'18
$810,000
2020 Makiki Street
3 Bd | 2 |  1,120 sf
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Sold12/11/'17
$1,111,000
1336 Dominis Street
5 Bd | 2 |  1,774 sf
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Sold11/21/'17
$3,994,000
2399 Aina Lani Place
6 Bd | 5.5Ba |  4,002 sf
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Sold11/13/'17
$1,250,000
1882 Mott Smith Drive
3 Bd | 2 |  1,550 sf
Year Remodeled: 2015