Hawaii Gold Coast Luxury in Diamond Head
Diamond Head is possibly the most famous volcano in the world, sitting above beautiful Waikiki. Its name in Hawaiian language is "Le’ahi" because it resembles the dorsal fin of the tuna fish, which is a local favorite fish. The English name "Diamond Head" was given by British Sailor's in the 19th century who thought the calcite crystals (limestone) from the volcano crater were diamonds. It turned out they were no geologists. But, the name “Diamond Head” lives on.
Diamond Head continues to be the gem on the island. This iconic structure sits atop the Waikiki glistening with luxury, oceanfront condominium and estates, lavishly decorated with the interior living space blending seamlessly with the outside space, which is a unique feature with condos in Hawaii, especially properties next to ocean or water. So you can enjoy every last drop of the gorgeous ocean view.
Diamond Head and Kahala are Hawaii’s most sought-after luxury real estate neighborhoods. Some of the famous names who call Diamond Head their home include the late Duke Kahanamoku, Doris Duke, and Don Ho.
Today it continues to be the home of choice to many "movers and shakers" of Honolulu, CEO's of corporations, and second or vacation homeowners.
Majority of the condos in Diamond Head condos are populated in two main locations – the Gold Coast at the end of Kalakaua Ave and Pualei Circle, across from Kapiolani Park.
Gold Coast is well-known for its cluster of luxury oceanfront high-rise condominium. Condos found at Pualei Circle are mostly average two to three stories walk-up apartment buildings. They offer the same great amenities of the Diamond Head lifestyle at a fraction of the cost.
A single family home in Diamond Head neighborhood starts around $1.5 Million for a fixer upper and running up to about $12 million mansion. In the Diamond Head condo market, a studio or one-bedroom condo in Pualei Circle starts in the $300,000, and goes as much as $4.5 million for a Gold Coast oceanfront penthouse.
Endless activities await you in Diamond Head - surf, stand-up paddling, kayak, swim, kite-surfing jog, run, tennis, yoga, volley ball, soccer, golf, tai chi, lacrosse, canoe-paddle, stand-up paddle, bike ride.
Kapiolani Park, Kahala and Diamond Head residential area is a marathon and triathlon training grounds. Every Sunday mornings you’ll see groups of runners and cyclists on the road. Their route usually starts at Kapiolani Park at Paki Road, up Diamond Head Avenue, through the residential area to Kalanianaole Highway to Hawaii Kai and back. Cyclists continue on all the way to Sandy Beach through Hahaione up the Heart Break Hill and return.
Top Public Schools in Diamond Head
Aliiolani Elementary (grades k – 5)
Kahala Elementary (grades k – 5)
Liholiho Elementary (grades k – 5)
Wilson Elementary (grades k – 5)
Kaimuki Middle School (grades 6 - 8)
Top Private Schools within 5 miles radius:
Hoaloha Kai Montessori School (Grades PK – 12)
Honolulu Waldolf High School (Grades PK – 12)
Iolani School (Grades K – 12)
La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls (Grades K – 12)
Punahou School (Grades K – 12)
Sacred Heart Academy (Grades K – 12)
St. Louis School (Grades 5-12)
Living in the Diamond Head area, there's an endless possibility of things to do and enjoy.
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