Living In Waianae
Located on the west side of Oahu, Waianae was founded in 1907. One feature that Waianae is known for is the ruined walls of Ku’ilioloa Heiau. Virtually surrounded by water, this three-tiered structure is said to mark the place where the first coconut tree brought from Tahiti was planted in Hawaii. According to legend, Kamehameha offered sacrifices here before launching his first invasion attempt against Kauai.
Popular beaches in Waianae are Wai‘anae Kai Military Reservation Beach and Nene‘u Beach. Due to the breakwaters constructed to protect the boat harbor at its northern end, the main sandy beach in Waianae is the only one on the Leeward Coast where swimming is safe year round. There are also many parks including the Pililaau Community Park, Waianae Regional Park, and Kaupuni Neighborhood Park. Waianae hosts the Waikiki Artfest (I don’t think this is correct) as well as the Thomas Square Artfest every year. For shopping, the Waianae Mall Shopping Center is a popular tourist location.
Real estate on Waianae offers many types and styles of homes for sale, such as single family detached, townhomes and condominiums. The town is also known for its community events and outdoor activities. Just 22 miles northwest of Honolulu, it’s an attractive bedroom community for many residents looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.