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Living the Waialae Iki Life on Oahu, Hawaii

Waialae Iki is one of the most sought after ridges in Honolulu.

View of Waialae Golf Course and the Kahala Hotel from 1350 Laukahi St. (MLS# 1102160)

Not only does Waialae Iki offer captivating views of the ocean, its location is really convenient. Only minutes from Kahala Mall, Waialae Iki is the 3rd traffic light you hit after H1 Freeway ends heading East. Waialae Iki was developed with the oldest homes built at the bottom of the hill in the 1960s. The main road that runs up the ridge is Laukahi St.

You don’t have to drive too far up to start realizing some sensational views. My father, Mark, built a home for our family mid way up the ridge in the late 1970’s. The architecture was ahead of its time and was featured in local publications. I’m happy to say, some family friends of ours currently reside in that home I lived in as a kid. It’s such a small island…

The newest homes are at the very top of the hill in Waialae Iki Five (5th phase of the development), which is a gated community.

1350 Laukahi Street in Waialae Iki at dusk

What’s great about the homes slightly older on the ridge is you get incredible views without all the wear and tear on your vehicles going up and down the hill. No matter where you live on the ridge, I’ve never run into someone that says they don’t like living there, which really says something about the neighborhood.

There are several community parks along the ridge, however, the most famous is Waialae Iki Park at the bottom of the hill, where you can see people playing soccer almost any day of the week.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a book in the study room of 1350 Laukahi

Waialae Iki is also known for sophistication and luxury. There is an abnormally high percentage of doctors and lawyers that choose Waialae Iki as home. The last two times the U.S. Census was ran, Waialae Iki was one of the highest incomes per capita on Oahu. It also falls under the 96821 zip code, which is considered the most wealthy zip code in the state!

YouTube walk through of 1350 Laukahi St.

The home I’ve been referencing above is one of the lowest prices available on the market in Waialae Iki at $1,150,000. If you’re interested in living your Hawaii life in Waialae Iki, contact me for more information.

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