Living in Hawaii Kai

The Richmond Realty Hawaii team has lived in a few places around Oahu, and while we adore all of our great communities, Hawaii Kai holds a special place in our heart.

There’s something special about this predominantly residential community that is so well known as being the jewel of the windward side. Today, we share some the biggest benefits of living Hawaii Kai for those of you who are looking for a new place to call home on the island.

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Buying a Home in Hawaii Kai


1. The Most Incredible Coastline on Oahu

Hawaii Kai is hands down home to the most breathtaking and recreation-rich stretch of coastline on the island. Kalanianaole Highway takes you on a journey through natural wonders that include China Walls, Spitting Cave, Hanamau Bay, Halona Cove (and blowhole), Sandy Beach Park, and Koko Crater Railway Trail. You won’t need to look far or even spend a penny when it comes to “things to do”. Hawaii Kai is also home to two of the most romantic beaches on Oahu, which leads us to the next big benefit.

2. Great Place to Raise a Family

If you’ve got kids, or kids on the way, then Hawaii Kai is the place to buy and stay. Listed as one of the best places to raise a family on Oahu, the community has everything you could ever want for your brood.

In addition to the wealth of outdoor recreation noted above, Hawaii Kai provides access to all of the conveniences your household needs, from Costco to Hawaii Kai Shopping Center. There are all sorts of amenities, including fitness facilities, nightlife for the grownups (Kona Brewing Company) and great places to eat for the whole crew, with dining options ranging from Original Roy’s to Zippy’s.

Of course, one of the most important qualifiers for family units comes down to education, so you’ll be happy to know that Hawaii Kai is home to Hahaione Elementary, Kamiloiki Elementary, Koko Head Elementary, and Henry J. Kaiser High.

And even if you’re an empty nester, or individual/couple without aspirations of having kids, the benefits of living in a safe, relaxing, and quintessential family community apply all the same.

3. Other Activities

Hawaii Kai wraps around the Kuapa pond, which serves as a marina and playground for recreational boaters, jet skiers, kayakers, paddle boarders, outrigger paddlers, and more. The region is also home to Hawaii Kai Golf Course, which offers enthusiasts a 6,500-yard William Bell-designed course, an Executive course, Golf Academy, and practice zone. In addition, there are numerous jogging, biking, dog parks, and hiking trails inland and beyond of the coastline noted in item #1 above. You will never, ever, be bored in Hawaii Kai.

4. Ongoing Festivals and Events

Hawaii Kai is a community through and through. The entire year is peppered with annual events that draw people from all around the island. There are festival of light boat parades during the holidays, spring break fairs, historical festivals (i.e. the Maunalua Heritage Festival), classic car shows at Hawaii Kai Towne Center, and more. At the risk of sounding redundant, we have to stress that there is always something to do in this amazing community.

5. There Are Currently Some “Can’t Miss” Hawaii Kai Listings on the Market

Sold on all of the above? We thought so. Now how about putting up a SOLD sign on a home of your choice in Hawaii Kai? You couldn’t have arrived at a better time. There is a perfect mix of Hawaii Kai homes on the market, ranging from surprisingly affordable single detached family homes to luxury properties. There are even some extremely rare opportunities listed at this very moment.

The next step is yours to take. Simply contact the Richmond Realty Hawaii team via email at and/or give us a call at 808.284.1004 anytime. We look forward to hearing from you.