It is suspected that Kailua has been a favorite home to Hawaiians for over 1500 years. The archeological community has discovered traces of local civilization dating back into the far distant past. Who wouldn’t want to live here? This upscale community has beautiful beaches, incredible views, and a small town, neighborly feel. All this, less than a 30-minute drive from downtown Honolulu!
In modern times, Kailua was settled much earlier than most other parts of the island, and some of the original houses are still in use. In general, older Kailua single-family houses tend to be much larger than newer construction. It is possible to purchase a 5 or 6-bedroom home for under $800K, although these houses tend to be away from the shoreline. Oceanfront properties are at a premium and most are in the $2M-4M range. The average price of Kailua condominiums are approximately $325K, depending on size and location. There are some exclusive oceanfront properties that are priced into 7 figures but these are the exception.
As a well-established town, Kailua has all the services and amenities one would expect. Residents have strong community ties and local events are well attended. There is a large selection of public and private schools, including several colleges. And of course there is Kailua Beach. Just as beautiful as Waikiki and much less crowded, Kailua Beach Park is a world-renowned windsurfing destination, and local mecca. When away from the shore, residents shop at Windward Mall, where over 120 shops, restaurants and services are grouped in a convenient setting.
Start your Kailua day right while lying in bed and watching the sunrise reflect off the stunning Ko'olau Mountains! Updated 1 bedroom sits high above the hustle & bustle ...