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Waipahu Oahu Neighborhood Information by Better Homes & Gardens Advantage Realty

In the Middle of O’ahu

For decades, central Oahu was agricultural country. But in the 1970’s and 80’s, when sugar started to fail as a viable crop, real estate development took hold, waking up this sleepy part of Oahu and offering new families the chance to buy their own homes. Waikele and Waipio rest on slightly elevated land, offering vast views all the way from Diamond Head to the Waianae Mountains. These are communities of beautifully designed homes, townhomes and condos in lower to middle price ranges, with a nice selection of affordable rentals as well.

The community of Waikele is built around gently curving, tree-lined streets, beautiful Waikele Golf Course, and Oahu’s leading premium factory outlet center. The 50 discount outlets, shops and restaurants of Waikele Shopping Center include such celebrated names as Donna Karen, Tommy Hilfiger, Saks Fifth Avenue, Anne Klein, Brooks Brothers and Banana Republic.

The Waipio Peninsula is the site of the City and County of Honolulu’s Waipio Soccer Complex, providing playing fields for 23,000 local youngsters.

Waipahu has undergone several transformations over the years, from fishing village to wetland farming area to sugar town. Part of the community’s rich and colorful history can be viewed in the 50-acre Waipahu Cultural Garden Park, a must-see attraction. Visitors are able to experience what life was like from 1850 to 1930 in the park’s Hawaii Plantation Village.

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