Kailua

Kailua is renowned for its beach, well known as being one of the most beautiful in the world. So, beach activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, windsurfing, and swimming are extremely popular activities in Kailua. There are several hiking trails around Kailua if you are looking to get some exercise. An interesting feature of Kailua is that it is the massage hub of Hawaii, having more massage therapists than any other town in the state per square mile. You can get a student massage at Island Massage if you have limited funds.

Kailua is the most expensive place to live in the Hawaiian Islands due mainly to its beautiful beach and in part because of limited inventory. It is the 20th most expensive housing market in the entire nation. According to the Honolulu Board of Realtors, the median price of a single-family home in Kailua was $804,500 in 2012, compared to the median price of just $643,500 for all of Oahu. For condos, the median price for one in Kailua was $422,500, compared to the median price of $325,000 for the island in 2012.

There is not a lot of new construction activity in Kailua, so inventory is low, especially for condos. However, there is the Ironwoods condo project, which will begin building this year in downtown Kailua.  It will have 153 units priced between $400,000 and $800,000.

Kailua is a vibrant suburban community with a small-town feel. There are roughly 40,000 residents living in Kailua with 58% of them being married and 35% of the households containing children. Part of Kailua’s draw is its easy commute time since there are three highways leading into town. Kailua has excellent private and public schools.

Kailua is a great place to live if you want to live in a gorgeous beach community. There is plenty of beautiful scenery to see both on land and sea. Kailua is an expensive neighborhood, but residents feel it is well worth it.

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