Ewa Beach (pronounced EH-vah Beach) has gone through a lot of changes and development over the last few decades.  It is close to Kapolie (Oahu’s second city) and is part of the master plan for improving the Leeward Coast (West Oahu) and diverting some of the tourist traffic (and to bring more overall tourism revenue) from Waikiki and Honolulu.  This is a great idea in theory but it’s still to be seen whether the master plan will actually work out.

Ewa Beach Oahu:  Where it is on the Island

Ewa Beach is planning on having up to 6 golf courses and new residential construction around Hoakalei Resort and the Ocean Pointe Developments.  The rent in the area is reasonable for Oahu and if you’re looking for a single-family home then you’re in luck because of all the new ones that are springing up all over West Oahu.  The Leeward Coast also has a bunch of great beaches, snorkeling spots and hiking trails.

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There are still some pretty old parts of Ewa Beach but the area is just starting to get going and profiting from the Kapolei development.  Given some time then this area is really going to be nice.  As a matter of fact, two of my friends and their families made Ewa Beach their home for some time and loved the area.

Ewa Beach and the area around the Leeward Coast has everything that you will need to stay out there on the west.  And that’s good news because…the only downfall…TRAFFIC going East.

If you work in or towards Honolulu then the traffic is a killer!  It is downright soul-shattering.  Ugh.  It’s going to take you around 45 minutes to an 1 hour and 15 minutes to get to Honolulu and a few more to Waikiki or further east on the Island.