People love living in Kailua. It is one of the most popular residential areas on Oahu. Kailua is not only extremely scenic, but it’s also a true beach town. That laid-back atmosphere is enjoyed by current residents and beachgoers who visit the pristine beaches. There is no denying that Kailua is beautiful, but what makes it such a draw for so many? Let’s take a look at the top 5 reasons, starting with the famous Kailua Beach.
Kailua Beach Park
1. Kailua Beach
The turquoise ocean waves flow gently onto the golden sand of Kailua Beach. The beach is approximately 2.5 miles long with Kailua Beach Park on one end and oceanfront homes fronting the remainder of the beach. Kailua Beach is often rated as the #1 beach on Oahu, which makes living in Kailua all that more appealing. Residents and tourists flock to this pristine location to enjoy the sand and to play in the waves. The location and the light breeze also makes this a perfect spot for windsurfers and kiteboarders.
Kailua Beach on Oahu
2. Kailua Town
A true beach town, Kailua Town, is all about laid-back attire, local shopping, and good food. The town is filled with businesses catering to residents and tourists alike. Local brands showcase their merchandise while activity shops offer diving excursions and kayak rentals. Residents living in Kailua, however, don’t have to go far for everyday goods either. Target, Whole Foods, Foodland, and Longs Drugs are all in Kailua Town as well, as are local and national restaurants. The town offers everything for everyday living in a beautiful, beachy setting.
Shopping and restaurants in Kailua Town
3. Kailua Homes
Kailua real estate is primarily made up of single-family homes with a few condos. Kailua homes range from small homes dating back to the 1940s to new multi-million dollar oceanfront residences. Lush vegetation, pools, and spacious yards are found throughout the area. Hillside homes often have stunning ocean views. Kailua residents who prefer condo living can find condos and townhomes within a short distance of Kailua Town center, making the Kailua lifestyle all the more appealing.
Kailua homes offer custom designs and lush landscaping
Lanikai is a sought after residential community in Kailua. The stunning ocean views and beachfront living are what dreams are made of. Luxury oceanfront and hillside residences offer the most stunning turquoise ocean views on Oahu. Nā Mokulua islets (The Mokes), located a short distance from Lanikai Beach, are found on postcards, in travel magazines, and fortunately for Lanikai residents, in front of their homes.
Lanikai ocean view real estate is unlike anywhere on Oahu
The Windward side of Oahu has striking Ko’olau mountain views. The three highways, Pali, Likelike, and H3, that run through these breathtaking mountains allow residents living in Kailua to easily and quickly make their way to Honolulu and the West side of Oahu. The adjacent Kaneohe is also minutes away. Shopping, medical, and entertainment (restaurants, movie theatre, and the Kaneohe Sandbar) are easily accessible for Kailua residents. The convenient location adds to the appeal of this fun and beautiful beach town.
Ko’olau Mountain Range
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