Overview for Waikiki, HI

18,857 people live in Waikiki, where the median age is 46 and the average individual income is $49,874. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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46 years

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Waikiki: The Vibrant Heart of Honolulu

A tropical paradise blending urban glamour with natural allure

Nestled on the south shore of Honolulu, Waikiki is a vibrant neighborhood known for its iconic crescent beach backed by palm trees and high-rise hotels. The region is not only a hub of tourism but also a locale rich in history and culture. Its name, Waikiki, translates to "spouting waters" in Hawaiian, reflecting the area's natural springs and streams.

Historically, Waikiki was a retreat for Hawaiian royalty, who enjoyed surfing on the long rolling breakers of the Pacific. Today, it has morphed into a bustling center of activity, offering a mix of modern urban life and tropical paradise. The blend of historic sites, shopping venues, restaurants, and pristine beaches makes Waikiki a unique and desirable place to visit and live.

The real estate in Waikiki ranges from luxurious beachfront condos to cozy inland apartments. The architectural styles capture a blend of modern elegance and tropical aesthetics, offering dwellers a unique living experience.

What to Love

  • The iconic Waikiki Beach with its gentle waves and golden sands
  • A lively urban atmosphere amidst a picturesque tropical setting
  • A rich blend of cultural experiences, modern amenities, and outdoor adventures

Local Lifestyle

Waikiki is synonymous with a lively atmosphere, where every day feels like a vacation. The Waikiki Beach Walk is a hub of retail, dining, and entertainment. The nearby Kapiolani Park offers a serene escape with its sprawling green spaces and majestic Diamond Head Crater backdrop.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The dining scene in Waikiki is as diverse as its visitors, offering a medley of culinary experiences from around the world. Duke’s Waikiki is iconic, offering beachfront dining with a side of Hawaiian history. The International Market Place is a hub of shopping and dining, hosting an array of brands and eateries.

Things to Do

The adventure in Waikiki goes beyond its famous beach. Surfing is a must-try, with many surf schools offering lessons. The Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Aquarium are perfect family outings. For history enthusiasts, the Army Museum provides insight into Hawaii's military past. Hiking to the summit of Diamond Head rewards with panoramic views of Waikiki and Honolulu.


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Nearby in Waikiki, HI

There's plenty to do around Waikiki, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Kundalini Coffee, Tapas Kitchen, and Haus Of Fusion.

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Dining 1.37 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.76 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.87 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.59 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.18 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.05 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Waikiki, HI

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The following schools are within or nearby Waikiki. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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President Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
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