Pearl City | A neighborhood overview.
Pearl City is ideally accessible and filled with gorgeous parks, superb shopping, and all the facilities needed to call this historic neighborhood home.
The cozy, close-knit community of Pearl City, located to the north of Pearl Harbor, is ideally accessible and filled with gorgeous parks, superb shopping, and all the facilities needed to call this historic neighborhood home.
Pearl City is conveniently located between Waipahu to the west and Aiea to the east, making it a quick commute to both Honolulu and Oahu’s “second city,” Kapolei. Pearl City has a population of roughly 50,000 people, with civilians accounting for more than half of the population.
The Hawaiians called the shallow waters of Pearl Harbor Wai Momi (“Waters of Pearl”) because they used to be home to oysters brimming with gorgeous pearls and a plethora of fish. Pearl City’s mountainous hills were converted to rice paddies in the 1880s, with cattle and water buffalos plowing the fields. The sugar industry reached the then-developing community of Pearl City after industrialist Benjamin Dillingham built the Oahu Railway in the late 19th century, giving jobs for inhabitants in the sugar plantations and factories. The US Navy created the Pearl Harbor installation in 1899, and in 2010, it merged with Hickam Air Force Base to become Joint Base Pearl-Harbor Hickam.
The weather in Pearl City, Hawaii is comparable to that of most of Oahu’s neighborhoods. According to NOAA, the hottest average temperature is 87 degrees Fahrenheit in August and September. Pearl City does not receive as much rain as other areas; the wettest month on average is January, with five days of rain.
The usual weather of Pearl City is hot, dry, muggy summers and lengthy, comfortable temperate winters. A pleasant breeze blows off the Pacific Ocean, and beautiful skies can be found practically all year. Late May through early October is the greatest season for hot-weather sports like surfing and swimming.
Commute time between Pearl City and Honolulu:
According to the U.S. Census from 2012 to 2016, the average commute time to work is 30 minutes. It takes 25 minutes to get to Honolulu and 20 minutes to drive to Kapolei in light traffic.
Buses: The bus routes 53, 73, 43, 54, 11, 32, 20, 40, and 42 service Pearl City.