With Father’s Day arriving this weekend we thought we’d take a fun look at some top family communities on Oahu that a “typical” dad would especially appreciate. What are the qualifiers? Island hot spots for golfing, fishing, and a place to watch the game, of course. This is pure science folks! Enjoy.

Oahu Communities that Dads Will Want to Consider Buying a Family Home In


For the Golfing Dad – Kapolei / Kaneohe

Kapolei is already one of the best family centered communities on the island, but for all of the benefits (schools, shopping, and amenities), you (dad) will love the proximity to world class golf at Ko Olina Golf ClubFORBES lists Ko Olina GC as one of Hawaii’s five best Oahu golf courses, and Golf Digest frequently names this 18-hole leeward gem on its top list of resort courses in the country. If you’re looking for a home in this premier oceanfront resort community, you can get on the list by contacting us today, or check out this current listing right by the course. Alternatively, we can help you explore other neaRBy homes in Kapolei, all of which will be in reasonable proximity to the course.

If the windward side is more of your cup of tea, then one course, which rests at the base of the 2,000-foot cliffs of the Ko’Olau Mountain Range in Kaneohe may be preferred. The breathtaking Ko’Olau Golf Club boasts a 153 slope rating from the back tees, making it a fun challenge that you’ll never grow bored of. Better yet, the availability of affordable homes for sale in Kaneohe is wide open. Contact us to find a house in Kaneohe that will get you to tee time with time to spare.

For the Fishing Dad – Hawaii Kai / Waimanalo / Kaneohe / Laie

Fishing is of course bountiful on our island, and you’ll be happy to know (if you don’t already know) that you don’t need a license for recreational saltwater fishing in Hawaii, although in order to preserve the fish population many areas have strictly regulated catch allowances which vary by season. Still, for the average recreational fisherman there is nothing to be concerned about.

The windward side, stretching from the southernmost to the northernmost points, offers some amazing fishing spots with great places to live within quick proximity. There’s Makai Pier in Waimanalo, known for its papio fish, with neaRBy homes ranging from $425,000 to $3,895,000. There’s Bamboo Ridge, a popular spot for ulua lovers, which is located Haunamau Bay and Sandy Beach in Hawaii Kai where our realty team operates from. There’s the famous Heeia Pier in Kaneohe, which may provide a few “on line” surprises in the form of hammerhead sharks. Then there’s the spot that turns from windward into the eastern gateway to the North Shore, Laie Point, which is also home to prized ulua fish, with local lore telling of a 145 lb beast of the same variety that was pulled up to the rocky point a few short years ago. Again, contact us to view active listings in Waimanalo, Hawaii Kai, Kaneohe, and Laie.

For the Dad Seeking an Escape to Watch the Game – Hawaii Kai

If stepping out to watch the game (no matter the league season) is a big part of your weekly regime, then you need to find a community that boasts a great family-friendly watering hole with TVs that keep sports playing around the hours of operation. Hawaii Kai is just the place, with Kona Brewing Company right there on the marina. There are some prime homes for sale right now in Hawaii Kai near the marina, including this affordable $699,000 listing on Hawaii Kai Drive, and a more expansive property in the very same area. Those two are just the tip of the iceberg of homes available in this attractive, and dad friendly, community.

Contact us at 808.284.1004 or send us an email to to view listings for any of the above communities, and more.

Happy Father’s Day to All of the Dads Out There!

~ Aloha ~