Pearl City is located just outside Honolulu at the intersection of H1 and H2. Most of the city lies to the North of the Freeway overlooking Pearl Harbor and home to roughly 48,000 residents. Located in the Ewa District and the city and County of Honolulu, Pearl City borders the communities of Aiea and Waipahu. Is about 11 miles west of downtown Honolulu and of course, our main attraction is Pearl Harbor, the site of the Japanese surprise attack and the beginning of World War II for the US.
While Pearl City offers tourists, locals and visitors alike a unique glimpse into our history, there are many people that choose to call this area home. Pearl City is ranked number four of the 10 best places to live in Hawaii according to low crime rates, total amenities, quality of life, tax rates and commute times. According to Movoto.com Pearl City offers a high quality of life, low unemployment, beautiful weather and high number of amenities. It has a high median income of about $82,000 and a median home price of about $565,000. Rent is approximately $1600 per month and since of the unemployment rate is just 5.7%, residents find Pearl City an ideal place to call home.
As of the publishing of this post home prices in Pearl City ranged from about $165,000 for town homes and condominiums to $1.5 million for single family homes close to the water. The highest priced home is 4800 ft.² and second in line is $930,000. See you can see that overall, Pearl City is a fairly affordable place to call home on the island of Oahu. At any given time there’s roughly 50 to 75 properties for sale in Pearl City.
Pearl City is about 15 minutes from Honolulu but depending on traffic can run up to 30 minutes especially during peak traffic times. However, the Kamehameha Hwy and H1 run parallel to Pearl City so there are quite a few commute routes to take provided there is not construction, which we Hawaiians are known for.
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