Livability Score

59
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (0) F
Spinner's Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Countryside Cafe
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (1) F
Mākaha beach
Attraction
Food and Drink (0) F
Taco Bell
Fast Food
KFC
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Jamba Juice
Fast Food
Fitness (0) F
Groceries (0) F
Tamura
Grocery Store
Parks (1) F
Makaha Community Park
Park
Waianae District Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Herbert K. Pililaau Community Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (1) F
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Express Exchange
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
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commute A

Of all people who commute, 13.7% take public transportation in Makaha.
Public Transit Stops (3)
Stops & Stations
A+
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
617
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
C
Bus Stop
B
Bus Stop
D
Bus Stop
A
Bus Stop
E
Bus Stop
F
Bus Stop
G
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
13.7%
A-
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Makaha is 146/100 - which is 15% lower than Hawaii.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
D-
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crime C-

Makaha crime rates are 3,190 per 100k, which is 18% higher than Hawaii
Property Crime
2,882 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
308 crimes per 100k
C+
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employment C-

The median income in Makaha is $51,278 - which is 29% lower than Hawaii.
Med. Household Income
$51,278
F
Unemployment Rate
5.2%
F
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health C-

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (1)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
F
Longs Drugs
Pharmacy
Waianae Fire Station
Fire Station
Unknown Name
Police
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A+
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housing D+

Makaha home prices are $362,500 - which is 33% lower than Hawaii
Home Price
$362,500
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
3%
B-
Home Affordability
7.1x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools F

The Makaha graduation rate is 80% - which is 10% lower than Hawaii
School Test Scores
N/A
High School Grad. Rates
80%
D+
Elementary Schools (0) F
Makaha Elementary School
Kamaile Academy Pcs
Waianae Elementary School
Adventist Malama Elementary School
Ark Of Safety Christian Academy
Leihoku Elementary School
High Schools (0) F
Waianae High School
Kamaile Academy Pcs
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ratings A+

Makaha has an overall rating of 86% from 2 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A
User Surveys (1)
From AreaVibes
A+
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Paradise on a Budget 4 rating By studephan ( Jul 01, 2014) Hawaii on budget? Yes it can be done! Whether just visiting, or moving here for a lifetime, Makaha on Oahu's overlooked Waianae Coast, on the island's dry side, is where sunshine, uncrowded beaches and low-cost living make for an affordable paradise.

Located about an hour (depe
...Read More nding on traffic!) from downtown Honolulu, the Waianae Coast and Makaha are the last remaining rural communities on Oahu's leeward side. While not providing the glitz and glamor of Waikiki, they do offer a small-town, slow-down feel, and contain the spirit of old Hawaii.

Two-and-a-half years ago we left the gray and gloomy Pacific Northwest on an adventurous relocation to tropical sunshine. It took us about a year to sell our house on the mainland (in the midst of a historic down market) and make the move, but since resettling across the ocean we haven't looked back.

Hawaii on a budget requires compromise: a reduction in your dwelling's square footage perhaps, or leaving your car on the mainland and getting around by bus, and probably a change in diet, and for sure some culture shock, but if tropical sunshine and warm Pacific beaches are your life-long dreams, then the Waianae Coast is where it can all come true.

One of the communities on that Coast, Makaha Valley Towers, is a mid-rise condominium complex with landscaped tropical grounds, floor-to-ceiling panoramic views of verdant valley and mountain ridges, and, always, the blue Pacific filling out the horizon. It's resort-style living on a daily basis. The 24-hour, seven-days-a-week security personnel give the property a safe, secure, gated-community feel, the office staff is helpful and the maintenance crew keep the property immaculate and in top-rate shape. The property also hosts an all-tiled, large swimming pool, kept at a constant 82 degrees. The Towers are located just one mile from world-famous Makaha surfing beach and close to several of the other best beaches on Oahu.

Being on the island's dry side, Waianae and Makaha are the "Palm Springs" of Honolulu, with plenty of sunshine and not much rain. The area affords a "desert island" sort of feel with constant daytime temperatures in the mid-80s and plenty of blue skies to match the Pacific waters lapping upon Waianae's shores. So if you hear that Hawaii is too expensive, check out the Waianae Coast for affordable paradise living. Read Less
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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Makaha? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Makaha Community Park
Waianae District Park
Unknown Name
Herbert K. Pililaau Community Park
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Mākaha beach

Food & Drink

Taco Bell
KFC
McDonald's
Jack in the Box
Burger King
Jamba Juice

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Makaha? Of all people who commute, 13.7% take public transportation in Makaha.
Drive to Work
55%

22% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
14%

9% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
1%

2% lower than the US average

B- Health & Safety

Is Makaha a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Pharmacies

Longs Drugs

Doctors

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