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Ewa Beach-Something for Everyone
Ewa Beach is located on the leeward coast of Oahu. Ewa is used as a direction, meaning west, due to its western location on the island. With a number of highways running through it, Ewa is close to Kapolei, Pearl City, the airport and the military housing of Barbers Point. Close to the H1 freeway, Honolulu is about 35 minutes away during non peak traffic hours, although traffic in this area can be heavy. However, continuing away from Honolulu, there are major resorts, Kapolei, and the outlet malls at Waikele within 15 minutes, as well as a number of golf courses, shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. It provides relatively easy (compared to Honolulu or Waikiki) access to the less urban beaches along the North Shore and Waianae Coast. With an exceptionally dry climate, Ewa is warm and less windy than other spots on the island, with its own beaches to enjoy on the many sunny days.
Ewa, meaning “crooked” or “ill-fitting” in Hawaiian, comes from a Hawaiian myth involving the gods Kane and Kanaloa. While Hawaii was under the rule of Queen Liliuokalani, Ewa Beach was a large plantation, which had great power on Oahu for many years. Until the close of the 20th century, Ewa Beach was only the small town along the coastline, surrounded by farmlands. Once the plantations closed, those agricultural lands began to be developed into residential areas and new communities began to emerge, to the north of the town. Ewa beach continues to grow, with new developments on the horizon. Previously having a reputation of mid to lower income local families, Ewa Beach has changed dramatically in recent years, and with urbanization and the influence of nearby resort Ko Olina, real estate prices have been rising.
There are several newer developments, as the area rapidly expands, gated communities, as well as some older neighborhoods. There are a range homes available in Ewa Beach. More affordable than Honolulu and much of Oahu, Ewa Beach offers more without compromise in terms of size, age, and price. For those looking for space that is rarely found on Oahu, at more affordable prices than the majority of the island, Ewa Beach offers the answer. Ewa Beach real estate has something for everyone, from first time home buyers to new luxury homes in new neighborhoods.
No trip to Ewa Beach would be complete without the perfect accommodations. Ewa Beach vacation rentals offer a variety of spaces rental properties to choose from. These rental properties range in size, and accommodations, to meet any party’s size and needs.