A Quick Peek at the Honolulu Metro Area

In this blog post, I will show you the “Honolulu Metropolitan Area” of Oahu, and I will give you a quick peek of a few spots for you to judge to see if this is the right side for you to buy your home and embrace your new lifestyle.


Kaka’ako is, without question, a must-see on your list. These guys have a cool thing going on, they are planning the “Ward Village,” a master-planned community of more than 1000 homes and they’ve have thought about everything, even the ocean views. All of the highrises are alined in a strategic way to preserve the scenery from each home.

These guys are green to the core all the community is planned to promote a healthy lifestyle by biking or walking through the community. Bus stops, proximity to rail extensions (coming soon) and businesses inside the community lead you to this question.

Do I need a car?

Pow! Wow! Hawaii

This is a yearly event artist from all over the world with different backgrounds come to Hawaii and work along local artist to bring art for the people in the form of murals. You can have a beer in your favorite brewery and walk through Kaka’ako admiring all this cool art that would be renewed in a year.


What can I tell you that you haven’t heard yet? Beautiful beaches, great restaurants, outstanding shopping experience, best piña coladas, fireworks every Friday, fabulous surf, and everything is true. Highrise condos between Waikiki Beach and the Ala Wai Canal make this an unforgettable place to call home.

Manoa Falls

This hike leads you through a valley with lush vegetation, and it looks almost from another planet and ends on a huge waterfall. Even in the metropolitan area, you are in touch with nature.

Manoa Valley

This is one of the coolest residential areas in the metro area; rainbows are part of the scenery along with charming older renovated homes built before the ’60s. This iconic neighborhood is also home to the University of Hawaii.

I was raised in a big city and let me tell you, Honolulu Metro area is, without question, the sweetest city in the world, the aloha vibe is in every hectic corner. The scenery is breathtaking, but people are what make this city great.

This blog post is part of a mini-series about Oahu. If you feel curious about any of these areas or you want more specific information about houses in the Honolulu metro area. Feel free to call me, text me, or email me. Whatever is more convenient for you.

As always, aloha!

About the Author

Gabriela Bustamante Jimenez

Gabriela Bustamante Jimenez is a REALTOR Associate with Hawai'i Life. Hi, I’m Gaby! I very much look forward to working together with you. I’m best at helping my clients find homes that fit their desired lifestyle, long term financial goals or helping my clients sell their property in a timeline manner while providing regular updates along the way. My #1 value is communication and it’s something my clients have grown to love. Lastly (and sorry to beat a dead horse here) what my clients seem to appreciate most about me is the level of personal service I provide to them; my clients are not just a number to me, they are truly someone I cherish and desire to help. You can email me at GabrielaJimenez@HawaiiLife.com or via phone at (808) 783-5285.

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