Diamond Head - Kahala - Wai'alae

Welcome to Diamond Head/Kahala/Waialae

Enjoy quiet, beachy, and community-oriented luxury in Diamond Head, Kahala, and Waialae.

Located a short distance from the bustle of Waikiki are the serene neighborhoods of Diamond Head, Kahala, and Waialae. These upscale neighborhoods boast great weather year-round perfect for surfing. Everything you could ever need is available, including golf courses, gorgeous beaches, trails, shopping, dining, and more, all within walking distance.

Homebuyers looking for a vacation home or to move here permanently will love what Diamond Head, Kahala, and Waialae have to offer. Options include condos and single-family homes, historical palatial mansions tucked away on some backroads, and oceanfront French Tudors. This area is home to some of the most exclusive beachfront real estate in the country.

What to Love

  • Affluent community
  • Secluded, sandy beaches
  • Family-oriented amenities

Local Lifestyle

You never run out of things to do and see when you live in this region. From great surfing sports and breathtaking views to lively nightlife venues to delectable dining, Diamond Head, Kahala, and Waialae have it all. Residents enjoy a nice mix of athletic, beachy, friendly, and luxurious. They tend to live quiet, community-oriented lives, frequenting the beaches and parks and patronizing the local shops and restaurants. And while Waikiki is only a stone's throw away, the vibe here is infinitely more peaceful. 

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Located at the Kahala Resort, Hoku's creates magnificent dishes served in a beautiful atmosphere. The open kitchen offers a touch of culinary drama, with a grill, wood-burning ovens, and sizzling works providing spectacle as the staff prepares your meal. Everything is first-rate, and the spectacular views complement the experience. This is the perfect spot for date night.

California Pizza Kitchen is known for its fresh take on pasta, pizzas, and salads, such as the Thai Crunch Salad and the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza. You can start your meal with the spinach artichoke dip and some cocktails and enjoy your favorite entree. Leave room for the Butter Cake and Vanilla Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream. 

Foodland's et al Restaurant serves a contemporary American menu with locally sourced and seasonal ingredients in an upscale casual space. Breakfast options include fresh pastries, sweet and savory toasts, loco moco, and smoked meat benedict. The lunch menu includes choices like short rib arancino, lobster roll, pizzas, and ahi tartare. Dinner includes seasonal oysters, Hawaii Meats striploin, Ora King Salmon, and bone-in pork chop. There is also a menu of bar bites, weekend brunch, and drinks. Dolan's is a Chinatown hotspot serving its signature East Coast-style pizza and wings in Kahala. You can expect a perfectly thin crispy crust with fresh quality toppings and attentive staff. 

Things to Do

Malls and marketplaces within and around Diamond Head, Kahala, and Waialae offer world-class shopping, innovative events, and fun, engaging activities for the whole family. These include Ala Moana Center, International Marketplace, and Kahala Mall. Head to KCC Farmers Market for fresh produce, craft goods, plants, and food booths. 

A panoramic 360-degree view of Honolulu and the Pacific Ocean awaits you at the summit of
Diamond Head. The sense of absolute freedom and serenity while watching the sun's rays crash into the ocean makes the 45-minute hike to the crater worth every moment. There are several award-winning golf courses in this region where you can show off your skills, work on your game, and even socialize. The Waialae Country Club hosts PGA and Champions tours several times each year. The Ko Olina Golf Club at the Kahala Hotel & Resort and Hawaii Kai Golf Course are also quite popular. 


Diamond Head, Kahala, and Waialae offer great private and public schooling options. Many of them fall within the Kalani Complex Area. There are great options for those who wish to pursue higher education.
  • Kapi'olani Community College

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Overview for Diamond Head - Kahala - Wai'alae, HI

12,471 people live in Diamond Head - Kahala - Wai'alae, where the median age is 44.3 and the average individual income is $54,900.75. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

44.3 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Diamond Head - Kahala - Wai'alae, HI

Diamond Head - Kahala - Wai'alae has 4,598 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Diamond Head - Kahala - Wai'alae do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 12,471 people call Diamond Head - Kahala - Wai'alae home. The population density is 7,994.39 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.22 / 51.78%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

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Schools in Diamond Head - Kahala - Wai'alae, HI

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The following schools are within or nearby Diamond Head - Kahala - Wai'alae. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Waikiki Elementary School
Variety School Of Hawaii
La Pietra Hawaii School For Girls
Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind

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