Haleiwa is the economic hub of the North Shore. Large numbers of tourists come to Haleiwa to enjoy the restaurants and shops that the city has to offer.
The North Shore Marketplace is the commercial hub of Haleiwa - because it has the most successful restaurant - CHOLOS, the best parking, and the best “walk around this shopping center” vibe. The North Shore Marketplace offers a variety of shops that specialize in jewelry, art, and home decor. There are many options for food at the North Shore Marketplace along with a number of shops and restaurants. Here’s a link to the North Shore Marketplace website.
Haleiwa has a rich history that dates back to the 1900's. The town was originally centered around a sugar plantation. To preserve its history Haleiwa architecture has tried to stay true to its roots in design in early sugar industry styles. Today Haleiwa is known as the surf capitol of the world.