Waianae, HI (Makaha Valley)




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About Waianae, HI (Makaha Valley)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Makaha Valley median real estate price is $315,583, which is less expensive than 84.3% of Hawaii neighborhoods and 84.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Makaha Valley is currently $1,736, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 65.6% of Hawaii neighborhoods.

Makaha Valley is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Waianae, Hawaii. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Makaha Valley real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Makaha Valley neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Makaha Valley. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 32.7%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 95.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (23.4%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Waianae, the Makaha Valley neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Makaha Valley is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, Makaha Valley is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

In addition, the Makaha Valley neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 90.5% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.

Furthermore, the real estate in the Makaha Valley neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 77.1% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 96.9% of American neighborhoods.

Also of note, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Makaha Valley neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 32.7%, which is higher than 95.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Makaha Valley neighborhood has more Portuguese and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Portuguese ancestry and 8.8% have Puerto Rican ancestry.

Makaha Valley is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Makaha Valley (26.8%) than in 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Makaha Valley neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the Makaha Valley neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 9.3% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.7% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

The Makaha Valley neighborhood has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (59.9%) than found in 95.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Makaha Valley neighborhood in Waianae are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 43.8% of the neighborhoods in America. With 59.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 95.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Makaha Valley neighborhood, 45.8% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 22.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (21.1%), and 9.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Makaha Valley neighborhood in Waianae, HI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (18.6%). There are also a number of people of Portuguese ancestry (10.2%), and residents who report Puerto Rican roots (8.8%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (7.8%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (6.7%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Makaha Valley neighborhood is English, spoken by 85.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Japanese, Spanish and German.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Makaha Valley neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (49.7% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (62.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (26.8%) and 5.7% of residents also ride the bus for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Makaha Valley 0.101011101001110
Waianae 0.101011101001110
Hawaii 2.93
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Makaha Valley 0.101011101001110
Waianae 0.101011101001110
Hawaii 37.96
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Makaha Valley 0.101011101001110
Waianae 0.101011101001110
Hawaii 61

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 15 Condition Alerts found.

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Better than of HI school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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