Neighborhoods on Oahu November 14, 2023

What it’s like living in Ewa, Oahu

Welcome to Ewa, a quiet yet vibrant community on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii! Known for its rich history, stunning landscapes, and ideal location, Ewa is a top choice for military families relocating to Hawaii. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll dive into what makes Ewa an exceptional place to call home.

Overview of Ewa:

Ewa, located on the leeward side of Oahu, boasts a unique blend of historical charm and modern amenities. Once a significant sugar plantation area, Ewa has transformed into a thriving residential community. Its proximity to military bases like Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and Schofield Barracks makes it an ideal location for service members and their families.

Ewa, Oahu

Attractions and Amenities:

Ewa’s white sandy beaches are perfect for ocean enthusiasts. Ewa beaches are not as crowded compared to other locations like Waikiki or Kailua.  White Plains Beach which used to be part of Naval Base and One’ula Beach Park offer stunning ocean views, ideal for picnics and water activities. The neighborhood also features top-rated golf courses, there are seven major golf courses including the Ewa Beach Golf Club and Hoakalei Country Club.

Whiteplains Beach, Ewa, Oahu

For shopping and dining, the Laulani Village Shopping Center and the new Ka Makana Ali’I shopping complex provide a variety of options including great restaurants and movie theater. The community is also home to excellent schools, making it a great choice for families with children.

Wai Kai, is a year-round nine-acre waterfront recreation and lifestyle venue offering one of the world’s largest deep-water standing surf wave pool, lagoon for water sports or lounging, great restaurants, and shopping.

Wai Kai, Stand in Wave Pool, Ewa Beach, Oahu

Additionally, Ewa is located within a short distance to Ko Olina Resort area providing you with another adventurous location to explore or relax at.  Further north of Ko Oline Resort is my personal favorite diving destination known as “electric beach” which is a perfect place to snorkel and take in the beauty the ocean has to offer.

Housing Market Trends:

The real estate market in Ewa is dynamic and promising. The area offers a range of housing options, from modern condos to single-family homes. While property values have been on the rise, Ewa still presents more affordable options compared to other parts of Oahu. It’s a wise investment for those seeking a blend of island lifestyle and suburban comfort.  Median sales price for single family homes were $857,000 and for condos $707,000 as of October 2023.  Click here to see properties in Ewa for sale.

Ewa Plains Market Report Oct 2023


Ewa, with its stunning landscapes, vibrant community, and proximity to military bases, offers an unparalleled living experience for military families. Whether you’re seeking adventure, tranquility, or a close-knit community, Ewa is a place where memories are made and traditions are cherished. Book a real estate consultation here with Daniel Lee Kim who is a military veteran turned real estate agent.