Nuuanu Real Estate

    Living in Nuuanu


    About Nuuanu
    Nuuanu is a beautiful area located on the town (Honolulu) side of the Pali Highway. Its very
    conveniently location is just a short, straight shot into downtown Honolulu and an easy drive to the H-1 freeway and Windward Oahu. Despite the close proximity to the busy downtown area and though the Pali Highway runs through the middle of the neighborhood, Nuuanu is an incredibly quiet, peaceful place to live.



    Following the slope of the Koolau Mountains as they descend toward the ocean, the
    neighborhood feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, enveloped by
    mountains and lush, green vegetation.

    Insight to Nuuanu Homes
    The houses in Nuuanu are on either side of the Pali Hwy, down quiet roads that
    intersect with the Pali and wind toward the mountain ridges on either side. The
    neighborhood stays so quiet because its narrow roads dead end into the mountains.
    There are no through streets that offer shortcuts into downtown or to the Windward
    side. There’s also no real town center or commercial area in Nuuanu. It’s almost 100%
    residential – and residents like it that way. But because of the close proximity to town,
    residents have easy access to shopping centers, malls, and everything else that
    Honolulu has to offer.

    Nuuanu is an area with a lot of history. The land that’s covered by homes today, was
    once covered by taro fields, and the irrigation ditches that watered the taro hundreds
    of years ago still run through the yards of some Nuuanu homes. The Queen Emma
    Summer Palace is also located in Nuuanu. Built in the 1800s, this is the place King
    Kamehameha III and his wife Queen Emma chose to escape the summer heat. The
    palace is a beautiful summer home, surrounded by an array of native Hawaiian
    flowers and plants, and open to the public for tours. The Oahu Country Club is another
    historic landmark. this highly-respected club is over 100 years old, has a beautiful golf
    course offering views of the Koolaus in one direction and downtown and the ocean in
    the other. With fine dining restaurants, an extensive fitness center, pool, and social
    events throughout the year, it’s a desirable place to spend your free time.

    You can find a variety of homes in Nuuanu, from small country cottages to large
    estates. Most of the homes here were built in the early to mid-20th Century, which
    adds to the old Hawaii charm of the neighborhood. There’s also more variety in the
    design of Nuuanu’s houses than you’ll find almost anywhere else on the island. You’ll
    find homes with significant Asian influences, houses that channel the design of a
    Mediterranean villa, plantation-style homes and cottages. A typical Nuuanu home sits
    on a 5,000 – 8,000 sq. ft. lot; however there are estates here boasting 4 or more
    bedrooms that sit on much larger lots of land. The views from homes in Nuuanu vary
    depending on their location. Houses at the top of the hill can offer spectacular views
    of Honolulu and the ocean, others offer unbeatable mountain views, while houses at
    the end of Nuuanu’s streets are surrounded by so many trees and flora that it feels
    like you’re in a mountain rain forest. The Nuuanu Stream and smaller streams run by
    homes at the back of the neighborhood as well, offering an even more organic feel to
    those properties.

    Families tend to hold onto their Nuuanu homes. Many have been occupied by
    members of the same family since they were built, which demonstrates what a special
    area this is. In many cases, the homes have been renovated and modernized as the
    younger generations have moved in and taken ownership.. Those that haven’t been
    renovated present a great opportunity to create the home that you’ve always wanted.

    Nuuanu, with its history, natural beauty and incredibly convenient location, offers
    beautiful homes in a great location. It’s ideal for anyone working in downtown
    Honolulu or in any of the three hospitals located within 5 miles of the neighborhood.
    More-affluent singles, families and retired couples make their home in this peaceful

    Schools in Nuuanu
    Public Shools in Nuuanu: Nuuanu Elementary School, Pauoa Elementary School,
    Prince David Kawananakoa Middle School, President Abraham Lincoln Elementary School

    Private Schools in Nuuanu: Pacific Buddhist Academy, Soto Academy, and Hawaii Baptist Academy