Diamond Head


Diamond Head Real Estate: A Peaceful Retreat in Honolulu

201332220-0The neighborhood of Diamond Head surrounds the famous landmark volcanic tuff cone of the same name on the southeastern shore of the island of Oahu in Hawaii.  Interestingly, Honolulu is one of the four cities in the U.S. to have a volcano within its boundaries.  Due to Diamond Head’s defining feature of Oahu’s geography, the proximity of the scenic shoreline and downtown Honolulu, the neighborhood of Diamond Head is a coveted and often very expensive area.

The vast majority of homes in Diamond Head are single-family homes and buyers will be hard pressed to find anything else in this established area.  The neighborhood is known for its solid middle class, “old-timer” residents who have lived in the area for generations, having passed down the home from generation to generation.  Due to this, the sale inventory can be quite low in this area but the neighborhood is safe, quiet, and great for families.

Those looking to buy such a historic home may be in for sticker shock: These homes start at about $750,000 on the low end.  These “starter” homes tend to be un-renovated since their first construction perhaps in the 1950’s and 1960’s, on smaller lots (about 4,000 to 6,000 square feet), and smaller living space (about 1,100 to 1,600 square feet in living space).  Notwithstanding these facts about the homes themselves, buyers and residents love this neighborhood because of its location, excellent school district, and security.

Residents who work in downtown Honolulu have a very easy commute, taking about 15 to 20 minutes to drive from Diamond Head to downtown Honolulu and it takes even less time if there is no traffic.  It is close to the major universities of University of Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific University, and Chaminade University.  Kapiolani Community College, known for its culinary program, is located within the Diamond Head neighborhood.

Diamond Head real estate is even closer to Waikiki and flanks the ultra exclusive neighborhood of Kahala.  Waialae Avenue, just north of the area, contains many delightful shops and restaurants.  For shopping malls, a short five to ten minute drive will take you to Kahala Mall or Ala Moana Shopping Center.

Latest Diamond listings

3007 Hibiscus, Honolulu HI 96815

$4,750,000

3007 Hibiscus, Honolulu

Located in one of Honolulu’s most desirable neighborhoods, at the foot of World Famous Diamond Head, adjacent to Kapiolani Park, a…

  • Beds 6
  • Baths 4.02
  • Tenure FS
  • SqFt. 5,287
  • MLS 201332583

2987 Kalakaua Unit 206, Honolulu HI 96815

$899,000

2987 Kalakaua Unit 206, Honolulu — 2987 Kalakaua

Fabulous ocean front unit on the Gold Coast of Wakiki. Only unit available in the building. Small boutique building. Private gate…

  • Beds 1
  • Baths 1.0
  • Tenure FS
  • SqFt. 769
  • MLS 201332121

3653 Diamond Head, Honolulu HI 96815

$4,800,000

3653 Diamond Head, Honolulu

Solid masonry 10,000+ sf home on desirable Diamond Head Circle ready for your imagination. Commercial sized elevator, detached po…

  • Beds 10
  • Baths 9.01
  • Tenure FS
  • SqFt. 11,877
  • MLS 201332538

3017 Alapali, Honolulu HI 96815

$3,050,000

3017 Alapali, Honolulu

Top quality custom Diamond Head residence! Prized location. Excellent VALUE! Gated, private, secure. OCEAN VIEW! Overbuilt with st…

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 4.01
  • Tenure FS
  • SqFt. 4,372
  • MLS 201332379

2947 Kalakaua Unit 603, Honolulu HI 96815

$369,000

2947 Kalakaua Unit 603, Honolulu — Diamond Head Bch Hotel

Oceanfront building on the highly desirable Gold Coast, the slopes of Diamond Head, The Best Hawaiian lifestyle: Swim, play tennis…

  • Beds 1
  • Baths 1.0
  • Tenure LH
  • SqFt. 729
  • MLS 201332220