North Shore | Listings, Lifestyle, And FAQ

The North Shore of Oahu is well-known for its natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere. It is home to a close-knit community deeply connected with nature, with surfing being a significant part of the local culture and outdoor activities like hiking and snorkeling commonplace.

Area Overview

The North Shore typically experiences a warm and dry summer season of May to October, with a winter season of November to April that is slightly cooler and wetter. The climate is relatively consistent in this area year-round, but during the winter season, the weather can produce large ocean swells. North Shore is known for hosting world-class surfing competitions due to their surf spots.

Residential properties in this area range from small beach cottages to luxurious estates near the ocean. The primary attraction of the North Shore for potential residents is the stunning natural beauty, the nearby surf spots, and the relaxed outdoor-oriented lifestyle. It is also home to one of the few resort-zoned areas on Oahu, where short-term vacation rentals can be purchased.

The biggest downside is the commute time to get around the island - the drive time to Honolulu can easily take upwards of an hour in good traffic conditions.

Listings

If you would like more information on any of the below North Shore real estate listings, just click on a property to access the full details. From there, you can request more information or schedule a tour. And we'd be happy to provide you with disclosures, past sales history, dates and prices of properties which have recently sold nearby, and more, so just let us know how we can help!

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North Shore Real Estate For Sale March 2, 2024
68
Listed
112
Avg. DOM
$1,803.79
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$2,596,000
Med. List Price
68 Properties
Page 1 of 6
$15,000,000
Neighborhood: Waialua
5
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
5,500
Sq.Ft.
2013
Year Built
32
Days on Site
202401614
MLS
$12,500,000
Neighborhood: Sunset Area
2
Beds
2
Baths
960
Sq.Ft.
2011
Year Built
144
Days on Site
202323638
MLS
Active Under Contract
59-069 Hoalua Street Haleiwa,  HI 96712
$10,500,000
Neighborhood: Sunset Area
5
Beds
6F21/2
Baths
8,625
Sq.Ft.
2000
Year Built
86
Days on Site
202326723
MLS
Open 3/3
59-023 Holawa Street #C Haleiwa,  HI 96712
$7,890,000
Neighborhood: Sunset Area
5
Beds
5
Baths
3,773
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
175
Days on Site
202319891
MLS
$6,999,500
Neighborhood: Sunset Area
4
Beds
4
Baths
2,377
Sq.Ft.
1944
Year Built
110
Days on Site
202325499
MLS
$6,995,000
Neighborhood: Kawailoa-North Shore
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,311
Sq.Ft.
1961
Year Built
5
Days on Site
202404027
MLS
$6,800,000
Neighborhood: Sunset Area
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,061
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
97
Days on Site
202325880
MLS
$6,500,000
Neighborhood: Malaekahana
6
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
4,480
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
249
Days on Site
202313615
MLS
$6,000,000
Neighborhood: Kawela Bay
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,284
Sq.Ft.
1926
Year Built
80
Days on Site
202324947
MLS
$5,700,000
Neighborhood: Pupukea
4
Beds
4
Baths
5,298
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
202
Days on Site
202319324
MLS
$5,479,000
Neighborhood: Pupukea
7
Beds
6
Baths
7,000
Sq.Ft.
1983
Year Built
180
Days on Site
202320490
MLS
Active Under Contract
57-020 Kuilima Drive #318 Kahuku,  HI 96731
$5,295,000
Condo: Ocean Villas At Turtle Bay
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,391
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
171
Days on Site
202319659
MLS

FAQ

What is the North Shore known for?

The North Shore of Oahu is world-renowned for its spectacular surfing beaches, particularly during the winter months when the waves are at their peak. It's also known for its laid-back lifestyle, natural beauty, and strong preservation of Hawaiian culture.

What is the climate like on the North Shore?

The climate is tropical with two main seasons. Summers (May to October) are warm and drier, while winters (November to April) are cooler with more rainfall. The area enjoys temperate weather year-round, thanks to ocean breezes.

Are there public transportation options to the North Shore?

Yes, Oahu's public bus service, TheBus, has routes that service the North Shore. However, these trips are infrequent and take longer than driving. You can find more here.

What types of activities are popular on the North Shore?

Surfing is the most popular activity, especially in winter. Other activities include snorkeling, hiking, paddle boarding, and exploring the local shops and eateries in the towns like Haleiwa.

What types of residential properties are available on the North Shore?

The North Shore offers a range of residential properties, from beach cottages and single-family homes to luxury estates and condominiums, accommodating various lifestyles and budgets.

How far is the North Shore from Honolulu and what is the typical commute time?

The North Shore is about 30-35 miles from Honolulu. The commute can take around an hour under light traffic but can extend to 1.5-2 hours or more during peak traffic times.

Are there shopping and dining options on the North Shore?

Yes, the North Shore has a variety of shopping and dining options, especially in towns like Haleiwa. These range from local boutiques and art galleries to a variety of restaurants offering local and international cuisine.

What is the community vibe like on the North Shore?

The North Shore community is known for its laid-back, relaxed atmosphere with a strong emphasis on outdoor living and a deep connection to nature and Hawaiian traditions.

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