Oahu is known as one of the most beautiful places a person can live in due to it being paradise. But with that beauty, comes a price. The most expensive neighborhoods on Oahu offer views, amenities, amazing homes and so much more. If you are looking to spend a little more, but also receive a little more, take a look at these neighborhoods:
Kahala is located near the eastern end of Diamond Head. When one thinks of luxury in Oahu, this might just be the first neighborhood that comes to mind. The real estate market is extremely expensive, but that money gives some of the best oceanfront views on any island. The homes are far enough away from downtown to be quiet and comfortable, but it is only a few minutes to drive to get to any stores and restaurants that you want. This is definitely the place for anyone who has a little extra money to spend for an opulent lifestyle.
This gated community is often overlooked because it is very small and located on a peninsular. However, most people never get there because everyone is very private. This is definitely the place to go if you want peace, quiet, and seclusion. There is still some great beach real estate here, and the views are breathtaking, especially at night.
For those who like the best of both worlds: oceans and beautiful greenery, Lanikai is one of the premiere areas to set up a home. This area is somewhat small, coming in at only 0.5 miles, but it is known for having amazing beaches. This area is known for beautiful water views, but also the views of the Mokulua Islands. Finally, this area is very, very calm with a sense of tranquility and a “slower” lifestyle.
Hawaii Loa Ridge
Hawaii isn’t always known for its gated communities, but Hawaii Loa Ridge is the one you will want to live in if you want to have it all. This community is about 15 minutes away from downtown, but also offers some of the best views of the Pacific Ocean. Even better, this neighborhood is the best for those who want to live an active lifestyle. On a daily basis, you will be able to see hikers up and down the Hawaii Loa Ridge.
If you want to ensure that you won’t have to deal with tourists and their screaming children, Beachside is the perfect place. These luxury homes come with private access beaches of the Kailua Bay, meaning no one can just hop onto the beach. However, that does not mean that the area is lacking in amenities or special little things that make it relaxed and luxurious. Still, it will feel homey and you definitely won’t have to worry about any snobbish behavior - a lack of outsiders really brings this community together!
No matter where you go in Oahu, luxury and serenity will go hand in hand. However, living in some of these neighborhoods on Oahu will definitely cost you more than others.