About Ewa Plain Real Estate
If you are looking for newer-looking neighborhoods, consider Ewa Beach real estate (Ewa is pronounced “ehvah”). The community of Ewa is located on the southwest side of Oahu and is a huge plain of newer subdivision homes. If you drive along the two main roadways (Ft. Weaver Rd. and Kapolei Parkway), you will see models for new homes which are still being built.
Ewa is now a large, fairly new community with Queen’s Medical Center and Laulani Village Shopping Center, several strip malls, golf courses, parks and a lot of beach front property. What’s exciting are the plans for Haseko Development’s waterfront retail, dining and entertainment center at Ewa Beach. Haseko Development plans to build the 215,000-square-foot complex at its Hoakalei property, Wai Kai at Hoakalei. This shopping and resort complex would include at least 110 retail establishments and shops, a 10,000 sq.ft. specialty market and a 15,000 sq.ft. health club and spa. Its targeted date of completion is the end of 2019 or 2020.
Developers are continuing to build more homes, and cannot keep up with the demand for new construction. While Ewa and Ewa Beach is not really next door to the military bases or large employers, it is an attractive, large community of distinct subdivisions. The nice thing is that a few neighborhoods such as Ocean Pointe are still eligible for 100% USDA rural financing. (Ocean Pointe does not look rural. However, the most recent Census statistics show that the area is not heavily populated.)
The weather is definitely sunny, and there are many parks which dot the neighborhoods. Plenty of family homes are available, and every park seems to have children playing on the playground equipment with adults nearby.
Originally, a very nice town developed around sugar, one friend remembers Ewa as “back then it was a small community, caring and friendly…you could leave your doors unlocked and feel safe. As a childhood, I remember looking forward to the Santa parade through the neighborhood and a party in the gym.”
Today, tourists can catch the small train and take a ride to Kapolei listening to the guide reminisce about the sugar days.
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Ewa Plain Properties
You can find homes & property for sale in Ewa neighborhoods right now. Use the links below and you’ll be looking over full MLS listings in moments.
There are a lot of neighborhoods in the Ewa Plain. If you want to search for your next home by Neighborhood click here.
Housing Information for the Ewa Plain
All things considering, you probably get the most value for your dollar when looking for a home large enough for you and your household here in Ewa.
Many of the homes were built after 1990 (vs. 1940 – 1960 in town).
There are a variety of homes and construction types available. Ewa Plain has the newest developments on the island and provides a wide degree of price points to consider depending on your budget and financial situation. Some examples of homes in Ewa Plain:
- Westloch Fairways starting around $555K having 1,300 interior sq.ft on approx 3,800 sq.ft. lot.
- Ewa Gentry homes starting around $500K having 1,260 interior sq.ft on 1,350 sq.ft. lot. One of their larger subdivisions is Woodbridge I & II which have homes approximately 2400 sq.ft.
- Ocean Pointe homes starting around $600K, built 1999-2004, having 1,400 interior sq.ft. with a small 4,000 sq.ft. lot.
- Cottage properties starting from $350K (sometimes less), built in the 1930’s which provides a unique 566 sq.ft. cottage on approx. 3,500 sq. ft. lot.
- The Arbors Condominiums starting around $312K having $900 sq.ft, gated community, and an enclosed garage.
Many of the homes have central or split AC.
Depending on the wind and consequently flight patterns, the airplanes may fly across your neighborhood while approaching the Honolulu International Airport.
To drive from Ala Moana Shopping Center to Ewa Beach takes about 45 minutes with no traffic, and if you commute to “Town” (or the financial district of Honolulu) it may take an hour or slightly more.
Recent road widening and other street developments have lessened traffic on Fort Weaver Road, which is the main artery in and out of Ewa Plain.
With the ongoing light rail construction, Oahu continues to add new commuting options and will increase the value and convenience of living in Ewa Plain. http://www.honolulutransit.org/
Parks and Recreation in Ewa Plain
Ewa Plain is commonly considered the newest area of Oahu for newly developed homes and has a diverse set of attractions.
Oahu Railway and Land Company
Enjoyable for both young and old alike. Take a ride onboard a steam locomotive, and see how Oahu was developed.
At its peak, the railway was approximately 160 miles in length and move the agriculture from the fields to the docs and local factories. The rail has served multiple purposes on the island, from military and civilian transportation in World War II to construction materials during the Ewa Plain build up.
The Hawaiian Railway Society now hosts guided train rides on Sundays, year-round. Definitely worth an excursion to gain an interesting perspective on Oahu and the Ewa Plain specifically.
Ewa Plain also has several golf courses that are available for locals and tourists alike. Kapolei and Ko O’lina have both hosted various PGA and LPGA events, and there are many options available for players of every skill level.
When considering the history of the Islands, be sure to pay your respects to the ancient settlers of Oahu through the many burial sites and religious artifacts which have been discovered.
There is currently a proposal in the state legislature which would establish the West Oahu Historic District.
Ewa Plains Neighborhoods
Whether you are looking for panoramic ocean views, a historical adventure, a golf outing, a day in the park, or shopping in some of Oahu’s newest shops, Ewa Plain provides you an option to enjoy.
|Ewa Gen Kula Lei
|Ewa Gen Sonoma
|Hawaiian Homes Land
|Campbell Ind Park
|Ewa Gen Las Brisas
|Ewa Gen Summerhill
|Ewa Gen Latitudes
|Ewa Gen Sun Terra
|Ewa Gen Laulani-Tides
|Ewa Gen Sun Terra on the Park
|Ewa Gen Lofts
|Ewa Gen Sun Terra South
|Ewa Gen Alii Court
|Ewa Gen Lombard Way
|Ewa Gen Terrazza
|Ewa Gen Alii Cove
|Ewa Gen Meridian
|Ewa Gen Tiburon
|Ewa Gen Breakers
|Ewa Gen Montecito/Tuscany
|Ewa Gen Trovare
|Ewa Gen Carriages
|Ewa Gen Prescott
|Ewa Gen Tuscany II
|Ewa Gen Cortebella
|Ewa Gen Sandalwood
|Ewa Gen Woodbridge
|Ewa Gen Cypress Point
|Ewa Gen Sea Breeze
|Ewa Gen Haleakea
|Ewa Gen Soda Creek