Pearl City, HI
Pearl City is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the Ewa District and City & County of Honolulu on the Island of Oahu. As of the 2010 Census, the CDP had a total population of 47,698. Pearl City is located along the north shore of Pearl Harbor. Aiea borders Pearl City to the east, while Waipahu borders the west. The U.S. postal code for Pearl City is 96782. Early-day Pearl City had an array of rice paddies and fields that were plowed with water buffalo that would haul a two-wheeled cart. In the early 1880s, Pearl City was the final stop for Ben Dillingham's Oahu Railway, a mud wagon driven by a four-horse team. Near the outskirts of Pearl City, the Remond Grove, an area where people could be entertained with piano, banjo, trumpet, and saxophone performances, was a popular entertainment spot in the early 1900s.
Pearl City is where Pearl Harbor is, Pearl Harbor is a lagoon harbor lying about 11 miles west of Honolulu. Much of the harbor and surrounding lands is a United States Navy deep-water naval base. It is also the headquarters of the United States Pacific Fleet. The U.S. government first obtained exclusive use of the inlet and the right to maintain a repair and coaling station for ships here in 1887. The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Empire of Japan on December 1, 1941 was the immediate cause of the United States' entry into World War II. The USS Memorial at Pearl Harbor stands to commemorate the service men who laid down their lives during the bombing of Pearl Harbor; this memorial is a sobering experience for visitors. Prefaced by on shore exhibits and a video remembrance of the attack, tours also include a ride to the sunken battleship in the harbor, where 1177 men still lie entombed in the ship's remains. In the visitors' center, a gift shop and food services are available. Visitors are advised to arrive early in order to be assured of tickets.
Pearl City boasts many great restaurants and eateries, it is also home to the very popular PearlRidge Shopping Center where you can enjoy a monorail ride between the two phases: Uptown & Downtown. It is the 2nd largest shopping mall in Hawaii and the largest enclosed center.