10. Central Oahu

Central Oahu is consist of Mililani, Wahiawa and Waipio. As the name suggests, it is located in the central of Oahu Island. This area has two military bases, Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield. If you take H-1 from Honolulu town, there is a split at Pearl City. One way is H1 going towards to west side, and the other is H-2 going to North Shore. Central Oahu is on H-2 on the way to North Shore.


Mililani is located north of Waipio and south of Wahiawa. It takes about 40 minutes drive from Downtown Honolulu. Mililani is one of Hawaii's first planned communities by Castle & Cooke. Before developed, the area was a plantation fields. Castle & Cooke's plan was to collaborate with planners and architects on making Mililani Town a satellite city that would satisfy Oʻahu's demand for housing with a new affordable community. In 1976, H-2 highway was open and it cut the commuting time to Honolulu in half.

It is consists of two areas - Mililani Town and Mililani Mauka. Mililani Town is located on west of H2 highway. It is a older community which was developed in 1960'.  There are townhomes, low-rise apartment and single family homes. Mililani town has shopping center too. One is Town Center of Mililani and it has Wal-Mart, Long's, City Mill, Times Supermarket etc. Another one is called  Mililani Shopping Center and this also provides supermarket and eateries.


Wahiawa is located in central Oahu above Mililani and it is a small town. Surrounded by Lake Wilson and the Koolau and Waianae mountain ranges. It is cooler climate, lush scenery. The military bases (Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield) are close to this area so it is popular to the people who works for the base. It takes about 30minutes from center of Honolulu (downtown) without traffic. To North Shore, it takes about 20 minutes.

Homes in this areas are mostly single family homes with plantation style and a lot of them were build before 1950'. The price starts from $600K. The median price is about from $800k to 850k.

If you would like to know more details about the neighborhood, please contact Maki Nakjao at 808-425-6827 or makin@betterhawaii.com!