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July 30th, 2015

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Pineapple Pl/Kauai St Neighborhood

Aliamanu~Salt Lakes~Foster Village Area

Honolulu, Hawaii

Kaua StPineapple Pl/Kauai St area median real estate price is $777,478, which is more expensive than 78.3 percent of the neighborhoods in Hawaii and 96.7 percent of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Pineapple Pl/Kauai St is currently $2,475 and the average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 85.9 percent of the neighborhoods in Hawaii. In Pineapple Pl/Kauai St area the current vacancy rate is 3.4 percent, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 85.8 percent of all neighborhoods in the U.S. and means that the housing supply in Pineapple Pl/Kauai St is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Pineapple Pl/Kauai St real estate is primarily made up of medium sized three or four bedroom to large four, five or more bedroom single-family homes, condominium complexes and high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Pineapple Pl/Kauai St neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969 with a number of residences built between 1970 and 1999.

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways.

The Pineapple Pl/Kauai St neighborhood stands out nationally for having a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than 99.1 percent of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work, and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.

If you’re nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the Pineapple Pl/Kauai St neighborhood is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated as among the top 7.1 percent of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Hawaii, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it’s because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in Hawaii.

In addition, most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the ‘Baby Boom’ generation (1945 – 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the Pineapple Pl/Kauai St neighborhood, is that an incredible 85.2 percent of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that hearkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.

The neighbors in the Pineapple Pl/Kauai St neighborhood in Honolulu are wealthy, making it among the 15 percent highest income neighborhoods in America and has a higher income than 87.7 percent of the neighborhoods in America.

In the Pineapple Pl/Kauai St neighborhood, 40.8 percent of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 27.5 percent of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants at 19.1 percent and 12.1 percent in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicity and ancestry of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Pineapple Pl/Kauai St neighborhood, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian at 64.7 percent. There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry at 1.9 percent and residents who report German roots at 1.6 percent. Some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry at 1.6 percent, along with some English ancestry residents at 1.4 percent, among others.

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 Pineapple Pl/Kauai St neighborhood is English, spoken by 81.3 percent of households. Other important languages spoken here include Japanese, which spoken by 8.9 percent of household and Tagalog, the first language of the Philippine region.

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