Aiea, Honolulu County, Hawaii

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Aiea is a town on the southern coast of Oahu Island. It's location is 11km northwest of Honolulu. Situated on the eastern edge of Pearl Harbor, Aiea lies on the major highway from Honolulu to Wahiawa. Aiea is a rather important sugar-refining center, refining locally grown sugar cane for the island. With a population of 9,019, Aiea is a nice destination to check out on your vacation getaway.

The Hawaiian town of Aiea, blessed with lush vegetation and a beautifully romantic piece of the great Hawaiian heavens, is situated in the southernmost coast of the equally magnificent Oahu Island. The expanse of the town's beauty can also be found along the eastern portion of historically relevant Pearl Harbor. Indeed, there can never be anything wrong said on Aiea because, just like its nearby towns and counties, Aiea has the abundance of what nature has to provide on its own. Despite its relatively small area, the gracefully intense Hawaiian sun sheds its relaxing rays on this delightful town, all on its 1.7 square miles.

This town houses 9,019 local residents, filling them up with hope and the promise of a beautiful day each and every waking moment of their lives. The 2,758 households and the local residents of this Hawaiian town are blessed with prosperous and easy living, for this getaway willingly offers its uniqueness to the people within its confines.

Aiea is elevated at approximately 40 feet above sea level, giving it a breathtakingly sweeping view of the magnificent oceans that encircle its grace and beauty. Aiea's lush vegetations give a ready assurance that all is good when it comes to what the town has to offer to the tourists and to its long-time inhabitants as well. Furthermore, Aiea is witness to the fact that the Aloha spirit is alive in its people. The welcoming smiles in this town are as hospitable and soothing as the natural gifts that the place has been bestowed with.

Aiea's History

The town of Aiea was named from a native word, which literally means Hawaiian land division. This is because its elegance and beauty were home to one of the largest sugar producing industries in the mid 1900s, and land developers back then divided land by its abundance and fertility. Aiea was one of the prime sugar producing towns of this tropical paradise. Even to this time, people are basking under the same Hawaiian heavens, enjoying the town's blessings that are willingly provided by Mother Nature.

Being just sailing distance from Pearl Harbor, with its shores directly lined up near this historically relevant island, Aiea was affected by the Second World War as much as all the other Hawaiian Islands were. Japanese ships used to flag along the coasts of this town. In an ironic fashion, local residents feared for their lives amidst the idyllic backdrop of a tropical paradise. But still, even with the destructions that came with the war, Aiea, like the rest of Hawaii was able to stand up on its two feet once again.

After the Second World War, the sugar plantations in the town were converted into sugar refineries, spearheading the re-emergence of Aiea as one of the prime sugar producing machineries of the Hawaiian Islands. But these refineries have seen the worst times of its existence, closing down and opening again to continue its business operations -- due to the demanding outcry of its people. Now the sugar refining industry of Aiea has withstood the ravages of time, and continues to be the prime sugar producing and refining machinery of this great tropical paradise island.

Aiea's Attractions

The town of Aiea can serve as a refuge to people who are troubled and harassed by day-to-day modern city living. A walk along its shores and in its natural parks would muffle any sort of frustration, for within the confines of the town, there is no room for grief and despair. A swim in its magnificent beaches would even be better, for its waters can calm the mind and spirit of any weary traveler.

But if you have to be in constant touch with your wild urban lifestyle, Aiea offers shops and restaurants that even the best cities of America could only match. A common notion of being in Hawaii is to get some relaxation and Aiea is no different, as it also provides an array of gastronomic delights in its food stores and bars. In this town, bowling seems to be the most pleasurable sport preferred by its local residents. A well known bowling joint in this Hawaiian getaway holiday community is the Aiea Bowl, a place that can be said to have withstood the test of time for years. Movie enthusiasts could even enjoy a good blockbuster flick in Aiea's Pearlridge Four-Plex, a movie house, which would rival the silver screen of Hollywood.

There are lots of business establishments around the beautiful coasts of Aiea, and these offer as much relaxation as its prime shores and ridges. There are also a number of stores and boutiques within its confines, showing off the various talents of its people as well as the business savvy of the residents.

Aiea's Economy

Aiea has been a self-sustaining town for the past few years of its existence. Given the troubles brought about by war, this Hawaiian town has regained its composure and has rebuilt its industries to shun the scars of war. Its former top sugar producing industry has been converted to a leading sugar refining machinery, which makes use of the abundance of produce and fertility of its lands the great Hawaiian heavens have blessed it with. But it has even more resources to tap than just the fertility of its lands.

Aiea has a lot of prime tourist attractions up its sleeve. Hawaii is known for its fabulous beaches and cool waters; the same thing goes for Aiea. There are also those parks and unblemished forest lands that contribute to the town's tourism industry, which is booming with such magnitude. The household income of this town, on average, reaches up to $71,155 in a year, which is comparably higher than most of the towns in Hawaii. This is because the good life in Aiea is not limited to digits or numbers, for people enjoy the Hawaiian heavens without being alienated to the convenience of what modernization has to provide.

Moreover, Aiea still has a lot of local business establishments to boot. There are restaurants, shops, boutiques, cinemas, and bowling joints -- all of which can be usually found only in big and urban cities. But the difference of this town's bustling business communities from the cities is an integral balance of its natural beauty and fast-paced living standards.

Aiea Statistics:

Population: 9,019
Households: 2,758
Median resident age: 41.7 years
Median household income: $71,155
Median house value: $340,500
Land area: 1.7 square miles
Elevation: 40 feet
Latitude: 21°23'N
Longitude: 157°55'W
Zip code: 96701
County: Honolulu
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