Oahu’s North Shore is often overshadowed by the high profile areas of Honolulu , Waikiki, and Diamond Head. Locals in the know however, realize just what a find the North Shore neighborhoods are. With more elbow room, gorgeous views, world class surfing, and a laid back atmosphere, the North Shore is much more attractive to residents. The Polynesian Cultural Center is popular for entertainment. The nearby Turtle Bay Golf resort provides aficiandos with 36 holes of championship golf as well as practice areas, lessons, and equipment. Shopping is convenient, with a wealth of small shops, boutiques, and local businesses, as well as the ongoing North Shore Country Market.
The beaches are a prime reason for investigating the North Shore. If you live for surfing, sailing, fishing or snorkeling, the area has a wealth of locations for you to enjoy. Alii Beach Park, Haleiwa Beach, and Turtle Beach are just a few of the areas for you to investigate. Shops and equipment rentals are also available, with a variety of surf shops centrally located.
North Shore Real Estate is a mix of affordable, middle class housing, and ultra-luxurious mansions. Be prepared to spend at least $500K for a single family home on the North Shore, while condominiums can be had for $300K and up. View and location mean everything here, so be prepared for higher prices if you are looking at prime spots. Some areas, such as Laie, have homes priced well into 7 digits, with the views, beach access, and amenities to match.