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Aiea is a suburb of Honolulu with a population of more than 9,000 people spread out over 1.8 square miles. Separated from Pearl Harbor by the Kamehameha Highway, Aiea heads up the ridge line from the harbor and abuts Pearl City on its western edge. Great schools, shopping, residential neighborhoods, farming, and Aloha Stadium are among the area’s highlights. Unique elements of the Aiea community include Sumida Farm, Hawaii’s largest watercress farm, and Keaiwa Heiau, an ancient medicine shrine.
Aiea is comprised of a number of neighborhoods including Aiea Heights, Newtown Estates and Royal Summit. Many homes in Aiea Heights offer views of Pearl Harbor. Newtown Estates and Royal Summit are on the western edge of Aiea closest to Pearl City. Homes in Aiea run the gamut, from condos to single family homes.
Aiea is a desirable spot for families as it is home to 11 preschools, 10 elementary schools, 6 middle schools, 3 high schools, including 7 public schools and 9 private schools. Pearl Ridge Elementary School, Aiea Intermediate School and Gustav H Webling Elementary School are among the top ranked schools in the area. Education is a driving factor for Aiea real estate.
Aiea is home to two shopping centers, Pearlridge and the Aiea Shopping Center. Pearlridge is Hawaii’s largest covered shopping center, so large in fact that it is divided into two sections, Uptown and Downtown, with a monorail making it easy for shoppers to get from one end to the other. The Aiea Shopping Center has notable stores that include Times Supermarkets, Starbucks and Jamba Juice.
Real estate in Aiea offers a convenient location and lifestyle options. Once home to one of Hawaii’s largest sugar plantations people are now drawn to Aiea for all it has to offer. The individual neighborhoods, parks, and schools offer a sense of community while the shopping and dining options have all of the conveniences one is looking for, all of this in an area rooted in history.