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Centrally located, Wahiawa, HI is 46 minutes away from everywhere on the island. Primarily residential, the area combines affordable prices with cooler weather. A significant portion of Wahiawa, HI is split between two major military bases: Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Air Force Base.

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Wahiawa, HI is a town composed partially of residential districts and partially of expansive military bases. Residents of Wahiawa are close to Mililani Town, where the majority of the commercial center of the central region exists. A small town, and virtually every apartment building is easily accessible through the award-winning public transit system and directly on the bus line. 

Shopping in Wahiawa, HI

The majority of the shopping in Wahiawa, HI is done at the Wahiawa Shopping Center & Wahiawa Town Center. This area of commerce forms a central hub where everything a Wahiawa resident needs is easily accessible. The Wahiawa Shopping Center includes grocery stores, restaurants, car rentals and even a bank. Events are also held at the town center throughout the year, such as music events by children and holiday gatherings.

Apart from the Wahiawa Shopping Center Wahiawa residents can go to the nearby Mililani Town Center in nearby Mililani Town. The Mililani Town Center contains entertainment options such as an arcade, laser tag center and entertainment center. Mililani Town also includes a wide variety of pet stores, salons and specialty stores that are not found in Wahiawa.

Dining in Wahiawa, HI

Like many places in Hawaii, there's an eclectic selection of dining options in Wahiawa, HI. For Italian food, the Cafe Olive offers delicious and authentic Italian dishes at a reasonable price. Some of their most popular dishes include their Fettuccine Alfredo and shrimp scampi.

El Palenque is known in the area for its Mexican cuisine, with a selection ranging from hearty menudo and corn tortillas. Dong Yang Inn is one of the most popular Korean BBQ restaurants in the area, and Maui Mike's Fire-Roasted Chicken provides a wide selection of American food.

Nightlife in Wahiawa, HI

As a primarily military and suburban area, the nightlife in Wahiawa, HI is often fairly calm and enjoyable. Kemo'o Farms Bar and Grill is a friendly local bar with good food, pool tables and live music. The major music venue in Wahiawa is the Surfer's Coffee Bar, which is a great place for the entire family. Many Wahiawa residents commute to Honolulu and Waikiki for their fill of fun, which is actually only a short drive away.

In nearby Mililani, only 15 minutes away, the most exciting nightlife venue is The Shack. The Shack is a burger restaurant and bar with regular live music. Extremely popular with both locals and the military, The Shack is both a bar and a family-friendly restaurant.

Transportation Options in Wahiawa, HI

Like everywhere else on the island of Oahu, Wahiawa is serviced by The Bus, one of the best public transportation systems in the country. Virtually every location on the island is accessible by The Bus, and the bus runs every day, nearly 24 hours a day. Apart from The Bus, there is also an extensive selection of taxi services throughout Wahiawa and a rail is in the process of being built.

Kamehameha Freeway cuts straight through the heart of Wahiawa, enabling quick and easy access to Honolulu at the south and to the North Shore to the north.

The Weather in Wahiawa, HI

The weather in Wahiawa, HI tends to be a little cooler and rainier than the weather in the towns. Nestled deep in a valley in the center of the island, the mountains tend to collect the clouds and thus lead to rain showers. Like most cities in Hawaii, Wahiawa weather is not usually extreme. The weather averages between 62 and 77 degrees throughout the year, compared to 65 and 88 degrees in Honolulu and Waikiki.

Wahiawa, HI is an excellent location for anyone who enjoys cool weather and inexpensive housing. It's long been popular among mainland transplants and those interested in getting the most out of the island; from Wahiawa, you can easily access anywhere in the island through either the major bus lines or highways. The apartment complexes in Wahiawa, HI are some of the least expensive on the entire island, and the area is replete with affordable entertainment venues, restaurants and nightlife options.

Rent Trends

As of September 2018, the average apartment rent in Wahiawa, HI is $1,207 for one bedroom, $1,621 for two bedrooms, and $1,898 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Wahiawa has increased by 1.5% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
1 BR 476 $1,207
2 BR 722 $1,621
3 BR 795 $1,898


66 Walk Score® Somewhat Walkable
39 Transit Score® Some Transit


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