Waipahu: A Cozy Hawaiian Town

For tropical breezes, lush landscapes, and a variety of things to do, you don't need to look further than Waipahu. Waipahu is a census-designated place on Oahu, home to about 40,000 residents. It's nestled against the Queen Liliuokalani Freeway (H-1), Pearl City, and Ewa Beach.

Not only does it have the unrivaled Hawaiian lifestyle that many people dream of, the town offers an ultra-convenient location on the interstate and to military bases, picturesque views of the water and mountains, and plenty of places to shop and dine. Let's explore this area more in detail.  

Distance from Waipahu to Oahu Military Bases

Waipahu is ideally located near most of the military bases on the island of Oahu. Are you Relocating to Hawaii for the military? Here are the approximate driving times between the town and the military bases to help narrow your home search:

Distance to Schofield Barracks: 20 min.

Distance to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Air Force Base: 15 min.

Distance to US Marine Corps Base Kaneohe: 30 min.

Distance to Ft. Shafter: 20 min.

Distance to Coast Guard Air Station Barber's Point: 20 min.

Distance to Wheeler Air Base: 20 min. 

Nearby Points of Interest and Things to Do

When you're buying a house, it's not just about finding the perfect property. It's also about finding the perfect location, whether it's close to local schools or right on the water in a tranquil, tropical setting. Here are a few top picks for the town. 

Hawaii's Plantation Village

Since Waipahu was originally a sugar plantation town, its heritage lives on at historic sites like the plantation village. Tour restored buildings and get a taste of the local history, and make sure to visit Hawaii's Plantation Village for annual events — including a haunted plantation activities and bon dance. 

Pearl Harbor Bike Path

If you love the outdoors, you'll love the bike path, which is also perfect for walking and jogging. The Pearl Harbor Bike Path traces the shoreline along the harbor, past trees and tropical landscapes, from Waipahu to Pearl Harbor and through many different parts of the community. 

Shopping Centers

Whether you're looking to spend a few hours shopping and dining at local restaurants or just running errands, Waipahu has plenty of shopping centers that offer a variety of services: 

  • Waikele Center
  • Waikele Premium Outlets
  • Waipahu Shopping Plaza
  • Waipahu Town Center
  • Westgate Shopping Center

Local Public Schools: Waipahu Complex

In Hawaii, public schools are separated into complexes, which are small districts; groups of complexes are called "complex areas." For students living in Waipahu, the schools they will attend are within the Waipahu Complex, and include:

  • August Ahrens Elementary (K-6)
  • Honowai Elementary (K-6)
  • Kaleiopuu Elementary (K-6)
  • Waikele Elementary (K-6)
  • Waipahu Elementary (K-6)
  • Waipahu Intermediate (7-8) 
  • Waipahu High (9-12)
  • Hawaii Tech Academy (K-12 charter)

Visit our local school information page to find an interactive map of schools, with information about test score rankings and the physical address of each school. 

Find Your Dream Home Here

Want to find your dream home? Search through all listings in Waipahu and refine your search by price or home features, and contact us when you've found your dream property so that we can schedule a showing — call us at 808-389-0489 or email ken.gines@hawaiimoves.com today.

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