Ewa Beach, HI is an ever expanding community on Oahu island. Situated along the southern, leeward coast of the island with a population of about 15,000 people. The region was once prime sugar cane land that has since become the state's hot spots for Oahu new construction homes and commercial retail development. Residential developers like Gentry Homes, DR Horton Hawaii, and Haseco have transformed the region by way of thousands of new Hawaii homes over the last 20 years while showing no signs of slowing down. Over the course of the next 15 years, there are as many 14,000 New Hawaii homes planned for West Oahu with 75% of them being new Ewa Beach homes.
Propsective buyers looking at homes for sale in Ewa Beach will be greeted by copious amounts of Sunshine, summertime average highs hover around 85 degrees Fahrenheit, and convenient access to some of the best beaches on Oahu. Learn to surf at White Plains or the recently revitalized Hau Bush Beach, or head a few minutes west to the lagoons of Ko Olina Resort or the miles of white sand beaches on the Waianae Coast. Ewa Beach provides incredible aquatic experiences, recreational activities, and a handful of the top golf courses on Oahu to complement arguably the best bang for your buck, relative to all Oahu Real Estate.
New Ewa Beach vs. Old Ewa Beach
The age and construction quality of Ewa Beach homes sees a notable difference between "Old Ewa Beach" and "New Ewa Beach" which is divided by Papipi Road. Everything south of Papipi Road would constitute Old Ewa Beach, while every north of Papipi Road constitutes New Ewa Beach. Here's how the regions differ:
- Original or Old Ewa Beach consists of primarily of 1970's homes of single wall construction, with post and pier foundations carports, and a lower entry-level price point as a result. Air Conditioning is not a standard feature of these homes, but many homeowners will have opted to install window unit air conditioning or split air conditioning units due to Ewa having one of the warmer climates on island with hundreds of days of Sunshine. These Ewa Beach homes for sale will offer some of the more entry-level price points in the region due the age and construction quality of the homes, as well as their lengthier commute up Fort Weaver road to the freeway. Old Ewa beach owners are subjected to many more stop lights in their commute to work or school which can make for a more frustrating commute.
If you're looking for Beachfront homes in Ewa Beach or Ewa Beach Oceanfront Homes then Old Ewa Beach it is. Beachfront homes for sale in Ewa Beach offer some of the best values of all Oahu Beachfront homes for sale, while still providing premier access to crystal blue waters and some of the best options for homes with Diamond Head views on Oahu.
- New Ewa Beach is identified as anything north of Papipi Road and sees homes built in the early 1990's up to the numerous present day Oahu new construction home opportunities in the region. All homes for sale in Ewa Beach that are north of Papipi Road, with a few exceptions, should consist double wall construction, slab on grade foundations, garages, and Air Conditioning.
If you're looking for Ewa beach homes for sale with golf course frontage, you should focus your search to the newer side of the region. Ewa Beach Golf Course homes can be found at various communities throughout neighborhood with frontage on Hawaii Prince Golf Course, Hoakalaei Golf Course, Ewa Beach Golf Club, Ewa Villages Golf Course, and Coral Creek Golf Course. Read More...
Ewa Beach Real Estate Overview
- Over 60 distinct micro-neighborhoods
- Former sugarcane and pineapple field hub (flat, arid plains)
- Rich history steeped in the plantation industry where trains and railways were once the lifeline for the sugar industry into Honolulu
- The Region has undergone major new redevelopment within the past 3 decades (Castle & Cooke, DR Horton, Haseko, Gentry)
- One major vein providing thoroughfare to and from Honolulu (Fort Weaver Road)
- One of the primary regions besides Kapolei slated to be included as part of Oahu's Second City
Ewa Beach Micro-Neighborhoods
1: Golf Villas at Lokahi Greens (2010, DR Horton). Homes have split A/C and steel frame construction. Surrounded by Ewa Villages Golf Course, there are underground utilities. The ingress/egress is congested due to one way in, and one way out only, and need to travel through older neighborhoods to get here. Homes are the same models as Mehana, which is also a DR Horton project. Community is not in a flight path. Due to proximity to the golf course, maintenance of the course (including pesticides) and player interactions are present. Parking limited in the neighborhood. Some lots have golf course frontage and views, which make them premium lots in the neighborhood. Conveniently located near the golf course clubhouse.
2: Ewa Beach Considered "original Ewa," lots are wider and more square. There is more space between neighbors than other a neighborhoods. Most construction is post and pier, and most homes are 1920-1950s plantation-type homes with higher ceilings and smaller interiors. Close to schools, there are multiple ingress/egress paths. Burke St. homes have golf course frontage. Ho'onani, a new Castle & Cooke project, is a collection of duplexes and attached single-family homes, with 3 to 5 bedrooms. Affordable housing consists of small, low-rise rental condos.
3: Ewa Villages (known as Pepper Row). Built in the 1990s with long driveways and cottage-style homes
4: Ewa Villages (known as Park Row). At one point this neighborhood had affordable HHFDC units available, with shared appreciation with the city and county. There is one way in and one way out to this neighborhood, which is surrounded by the golf course. Mostly all the homes are plantation-style cottages.
5: Ewa Villages are a mix of older and new homes. Some homes were re-built as late as 2003. Plantation-cottage style homes, with some historic homes built in the 1920s and re-built under the Ewa Villages historic restoration program. Elevated homes. Some homes sit along the 9th hole of the Ewa Beach Golf Course. Some people refer to this area as “managers row” because the managers of the old Plantation millhouse lived here.
6: Old Ewa Village, established in the late 1940s and early 1950s, is the first neighborhood as you come from Fort Weaver Rd. There are large lot sizes, multi-generation homes and overhead electricity. The majority of the homes were built with carports on the side of the home.
7: Ewa Villages (known as Lincoln Village). Built in 1995, plantation cottages with carports on the side of the home and steps to the porch/entrance of home. Underground electrical and the majority of lots under 5,000 sqft.
8: Ewa Villages, developed from 1985 to 1987 on leased land by City and County of Honolulu. Many homeowners bought the fee but there are still some leaseholds in neighborhood. Lot sizes are less than 3,000 sqft. with A-1 zoning and many multi-generational homes.
9: Palm Villas I are older, have a maintenance fee and a one-way ingress/egress (need to travel through Soda Creek).
10: Koka St. to get home; homes ewa of Koka has access to alternate routes to get home). Gas utilities piped in.
11: Palm Court townhomes have maintenance fee and piped gas. A/C is recommended due to heat. A gated community,
12: Kula Lei, built by Gentry, has gas utilities, zero-lot line homes and no A/C (owners need to install their own). It was the premier development by Gentry when introduced. There is one-way ingress/egress, and walls block traffic noise along Kapolei Pkwy.
13: Palm Villas II have maintenance fee and are similar to MN 4.
14: Arbors is a gated community with townhomes with enclosed garages, larger interiors, large enclosed yards and maintenance fee.
15: Kula Lei. Single-family homes on on the golf course. Has has less traffic congestion than MN 9, and no parking in front of homes.
16, 17, 18: Sun Terra South/Sun Terra on the Park, Coral Creek. On the golf course, maintenance (including pesticides) and human interactions present at golf courses are a factor. Homes are closer to the front of the lot in order to make space for a larger yard in the back. Homes are larger and many have two entrances. Some lots have elevated views of Coral Creek. Homes have gas utilities, no central A/C and are mainly two-story single-family homes.
19, 20: Coronado and Sunrise are walk-up units with maintenance fee
21: Woodbridge I. Built in 2004. Homes are 3,000 sqft. Three model homes available only. Unveiled as luxury homes, they feature central A/C, long driveways (ability to put up basketball rims, additional parking), open concept kitchens and 4-5 bedroom plans. There is a rec center nearby. Homes are a departure from traditional plantation home style and represent the new architectural design of the early 2000s.
22: Ewa Gentry Carriages. Built in 2000.
23: Breakers. Large single-family homes.
24: Ali'i Cove and Lofts are two communities that share one entrance. The Lofts are to the left, and Ali'i Cove is to the right. It has the lowest maintence fees of all CPR communities in Ewa. Zero-lot lines, detached single-family homes, lots less than 3,500 sqft. with small enclosed yards and garages.
25: Sea Breezes
27: Trovare, single-family homes with monier tile roofing.
28: Avalon, three-bedroom/two-bath, two-story townhomes. Built in 2001.
29: Summerhill, detached single-family homes.
30: Lombard Way (on the map, the shape is wrong) Single-family detached CPR homes with A-1 zoning, maintenance fee, guest parking, shared walls and zero-lot lines.
31: SEABridge, by Gentry, consists of single-family detached CPR homes with maintenance fees. Click for energy-saving features and floorplans.
32: Coral Creek, Gentry's newest development (2019) features larger, single-family detached homes (under construction in 2019. Click here for features and floorplans.
33: Huelani, by Gentry, is located next to Coral Creek Golf Course and consists of 101 single-family detached CPR homes with higher maintenance fee than other nearby communities. It is a gated community with rec center, pool. It is one of only two gated communities in Ewa. Some homes border Coral Creek Golf Course. and Jacuzzi.
34: Parkside is a newer development by Gentry with single-family detached CPR homes with maintenance fees.
35: Sun Terra
38: Trades & Tides are CPRs with maintenance fee.
40: Cortabella/Tiburon have narrow roads, no street parking (guest parking only), zero-lot lines and small driveways.
42: Woodbridge II. Some of Prescott is in the beginning – Streets are Hoowalea & Hoowalea Pl. Montecito & Tuscany are in the beginning.
43: Montecito/Tuscany have maintenance fee and guest parking.
44: Haleakea homes have central A/C, in-law suites, large floor plans, 4+ bedrooms.
45: Cypress Point. Executive homes with the largest floor plans in Ewa. Golf course and small neighborhood.
46: Haleakea. Homes have golf course frontage, central A/C with in-law suites, large floor plan and 4+ bedrooms.
47: Hoakalei. Comprised of four neighborhoods: Ka Makana, Kuapapa, Lei Pauku and Kipuka. Townhomes and single-family homes. Higher-priced executive homes along the golf course. (this shape is incorrect as well. Remove the part that butts up to Ewa 31. No more golf course there.
48: Townhomes at Fairways. Maintenance fee. Homes have two-car enclosed garages wiht yard in between garage and home, and central A/C. Some homes have golf course views. Resort-like neighborhood pool.
49: Spinnaker (Ocean Pointe). Maintenance fee. Two-car enclosed garages, yard in between garage and home.
50: Ocean Pointe golf course homes
51: Tract homes of Ocean Pointe, feature alley driveway to access garage, and yard in between garage and house. Some are attached homes. There is association vinyl fencing in between homes. There are guest stalls and no street parking. Situated along Kapolei Parkway, a main road. Homes have central A/C and 2-car garages with parking pad. Built in 1999 with double-pane windows and steel construction. Some homes have in-law suites.
52: Ocean Pointe townhouses
53: Mariners Place townhouses
54: "Old Ewa" includes Leeward Estates (1960s-70s single-wall single-family homes and "monster homes," which are close together. No association. Has carports and cesspools.
55: Kuapapa. on the golf course
56: Kuapapa (Ocean Pointe). Gated community, with some homes on golf course. Enclosed garages, yard in between homes.
57: "Old Ewa" oceanfront (Pupu St. & Oneula Pl.), rocky oceanfront. Small lots with old homes.
58: "Old Ewa" Sandy beachfront, older homes with large lots. Not in flood zone.
59: Along Fort Weaver Rd. and Ewa Beach Rd., Smaller lots (5,000 sqft). Across from military shooting range.
60: Ewa Beach oceanfront. Flood zone (agent to verify). Toward the beach park are "million-dollar" homes (larger lots, private estates). Septic tanks, 2-4 homes per lot. Lots are typically 20,000+ sqft. and extend from Ewa Beach Rd. to sandy oceanfront.
61: "Old Ewa" Across from golf course. Smaller lots, some are beachfront. Show Less...