Initially, Ewa District was a plantation area, and the historical buildings as well the original town center here are looked after and preserved to ensure they will still be here for future generations to enjoy. More recently, some neighborhoods have been established nearer the the entrance of the area. In 1988 the Ewa Gentry subdivision started construction and development as a single family dwelling area, however it will some day boast 8,000 or more homes designed for families of all different shapes, sizes and incomes.
Palm Court and Palm Villa are also located nearby, with both subdivisions housing townhouses with green courtyards and others, without these courtyards, featuring their own decks. All of the townhouses have individual parking stalls, and the Arbors subdivision which features slightly larger townhouses, includes full garages, as well as a recreational center and a swimming pool shared between the residents. The Sunrise subdivision is the grandest, with three story condominiums available at comparatively modest prices.
The majority of homes within the Ewa District are grouped closely together around shared playgrounds and courtyards, with some sharing swimming pools, with most of the single family houses being incorporated in the late 1980s. Some of the houses here were granted city sponsorship, allowing buyers to get the homes below their market price tags.
The southwestern side of the big island, is often called the leeward side is the sunniest side. This area of Hawaii has the mildest climate and is a favorite among vacationers. The world famous Ewa beach is located here, and it is also here that you will find one of the most popular Honolulu communities that is called Ewa Plains.
The climate of this area is warm, dry and mild, thanks to the 2 small mountain ranges nearby, the winds are variable, as is the rainfall. When it does rain the precipitation is cool and usually mist-like and does not last very long.
Average temperatures are between 80 and 88 degrees Fahrenheit year round for the high and average lows are between are between 60 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes the Ewa plain area one of the best places to live in Hawaii in terms of climate. An added bonus of this climate pattern is the fact that ocean temperatures never fall below 75 degrees on average, so great swimming can be enjoyed no matter the season. The surf is low and gentle which makes body boarding and light surfing a pleasure.
There are many attractions to be found in the area around Ewa beach. One of the most popular is Hawaii Waterworks, a water park located just on the north edge of Ewa Beach. The water park features classic waterpark attractions such as slides, wave pools and floats. Also located nearby is the Ewa Village Golf Course which is one of the premier golfing experiences in Hawaii. The course is located only 3 miles from the beach and most home purchases in the Ewa Plain area include usage privileges to the course.
Also located less than 10 miles from the Ewa Plain area is the Hawaii Museum of Flying and Aviation History, the Contemporary Museum of Art, the Honolulu Academy of Art, and the Bishop Museum of History. These activities allow for regular expansion of one's mind and also provide a steady stream of things to do for those living in the area.
Located in the same area as the above museums are two state parks, the Keaiwa Heiau State Park and the Sand Island State Park. These two parks allow for a wide range of activities for the enjoyment of people of all ages and interests. The Keaiwa Heiau State Park is a 384 acre offering areas that are perfect for camping, picnics, and hiking.
The Ewa Plain area of Hawaii is one of the best places to live or just to visit in the state. There are plenty of activities for people of all interests. For those who are looking for one of the best places in the United States, you have found it.
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