Kahala: Home of the Wealthy

201331990-0The neighborhood of Kahala on the island of Oahu in Hawaii is one of the most affluent neighborhoods in Hawaii.  Kahala is extremely well known as having the largest concentration of expensive real estate and beachfront properties.  An iconic neighborhood for the wealthy and elite of Hawaii, Kahala contains some of the most expensive properties in the entire state.  The vast majority of these properties are single family homes.

Kahala is one of the only areas of Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii, to be fairly flat, and yet also be within five to fifteen minutes from Waikiki or downtown Honolulu, making Kahala an extremely convenient location for commuting.  Additionally, the flatness of neighborhood means the lots are flat and spacious, making the construction possibilities endless.

The district is also home to several secluded (though publicly accessible) sandy beaches. Unlike the beaches of Waikiki, those in Kahala are rarely crowded.  It is not surprising then to know that the small beachfront strip of Kahala (aptly named Kahala Avenue) is absolutely, hands down the most desirable area to splurge on a home.

Nestled between mansions is the famous Kahala Resort and Hotel, a choice luxury resort for those with deep pockets and a penchant for the quieter section of Oahu, away from the common masses of Waikiki.  There is also the exclusive Waialae Country Club, Kahala Shopping Mall with a Whole Foods Supermarket, Waialae Beach Park, and the Diamond Head State Monument.

Kahala’s residents are an interesting mix of the “nouveaux riche,” those with new fortunes desiring the best zip code in town, and the “old-timers,” those who are lucky enough to inherit their old homes from relatives.  The newly fortuned can be found in massive mansions while the “old-timers” can be found in the older homes that are scattered in between the “McMansions.”  The area is also home to celebrity and business mogul vacation homes.

Do not be fooled by the old homes, though.  These old homes, mostly un-renovated since its first construction, can cost millions and constitute favorite buys among investors hoping to flip the older homes into new mansions.

Latest Kahala Listings

4670 Kahala, Honolulu HI 96816


4670 Kahala, Honolulu

PRIME KAHALA AVE Location-Indoor/Outdoor contemporary resort-style entertaining & excetptional quality in tranquil Island atmosphe…

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 4.01
  • Tenure FS
  • SqFt. 6,692
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2336 Aha Maka, Honolulu HI 96821


2336 Aha Maka, Honolulu

Now Priced to Sell! Top of Waialae Nui Ridge, Ocean and Diamond Head Views! Many Upgrades! Gourmet kitchen, commercial size gas…

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
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2071 Meakanu, Honolulu HI 96821


2071 Meakanu, Honolulu

Prestigious gated community with 24hr security, tennis courts & clubhouse; in town, yet completely removed from traffic & noise. …

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.01
  • Tenure FS
  • SqFt. 3,015
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1447 Pueo, Honolulu HI 96816


1447 Pueo, Honolulu

Renovated in 2006 & 2013 Kamaaina Style Home! 2 Master Bdrm Suites w/fully renovated baths & Guest Bdrm w/adjacent Bath. Very Spac…

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
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