Diamond Head

Diamond Head has earned the moniker “the Beverly Hills of Hawaii.”

Welcome to Diamond Head​​​​​​​

Known for its expansive beachfront estates, luxurious hotels, and pristine natural beauty, Diamond Head has earned the moniker “the Beverly Hills of Hawaii.” Not only is it home to Diamond Head Crater, one of the most iconic natural landmarks in the world, it’s also home to a slew of professional athletes and Hollywood stars. Conveniently located on Oahu’s south shore, it’s in proximity to all of the shopping, dining, and nightlife Waikiki has to offer, yet far enough away to provide a respite from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Outdoor enthusiasts visiting Diamond Head don’t need to look far for adventure, where surfing, parasailing and a variety of other water activities abound. Hop in the car and enjoy a trip to the famous Sandy Beach to watch the body surfers, head to Makapu’u Beach or venture into Waikiki for dinner and shopping. Take a short scenic drive along the coast, where you’ll find incredible snorkeling at the renowned Hanauma Bay, or hike Koko Head stairs into the ominous crater—no matter what your interests, there’s plenty to do and see. Visitors are often captivated by the area’s history which dates back to the 1800s when the now-dormant volcano was still active.

Diamond Head earned its name when sailors had thought there were diamonds inside the crater. Although the giant volcano turned out to be void of all such treasure, the name stuck. In the early 1900s, a lighthouse was built to help guide vessels into the Honolulu Harbor. The military used the crater to house soldiers after purchasing it in 1904. Today, the bunkers still exist and are popular hiking destination and historical sites.

As the surrounding area was developed, a number of homes began to crop up. Notable locals such as land developer Walter Dillingham built large estates in Diamond Head. Other well-to-do residents, followed, which eventually established the area as an upscale enclave.

Diamond Head remains one of the most desirable spots on Oahu. Beachfront homes sell for anywhere between $5 to 50 million—and it only takes one trip to Diamond Head to understand why it’s the perfect mix of luxury and rugged natural beauty. It’s also home to Kahala Mall, Whole Foods plus dozens of restaurants and boutiques. Close to downtown, picturesque beaches, and a myriad of outdoor activities, Diamond Head is the ideal place for those in search of high-end living.

Overview for Diamond Head, HI

10,717 people live in Diamond Head, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $55,550. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Diamond Head, HI

Diamond Head has 4,160 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Diamond Head do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 10,717 people call Diamond Head home. The population density is 12,270.455 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Diamond Head, HI

There's plenty to do around Diamond Head, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Hawaii Kai Gopher, Yo Mama's Mochi & Snacks, and Aloha State Shave Ice.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 3.67 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.24 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.72 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.33 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.2 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.54 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Diamond Head, HI

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The following schools are within or nearby Diamond Head. 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
PreK - 5th
Variety School Of Hawaii
Undergrad - Undergrad
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La Pietra Hawaii School For Girls
6th - 12th
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Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind
PreK - 12th
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