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Kapolei Real Estate

Millions of people visit Hawaii each year. A little over 10.4 million in 2019, in fact. Many of them go to famous sites like Waikiki or Pearl Harbor, or just go exploring along the coast to posh communities like Hawaii Kai where they can snorkel in the famous Hanauma Bay.

Add that to Oahu’s 950,000 residents and you’ve got a lot of people in a small space. That’s not a bad thing if you love the hustle and bustle of city life, but if you prefer to live in a little bit more wide-open space, you might want to set your sights outside of Honolulu and its surrounding communities.

For example, Kapolei. Though locals on Oahu view Kapolei as some kind of vague, outlying, not–very–Hawaiian community, the area actually has a surprising amount of things to offer (and is totally Hawaiian).

Over 100,000 people live in Kapolei so they definitely think it’s worth it. Let’s take a closer look.

Living in Kapolei

There’s a lot happening in Kapolei! Located about 21 miles from downtown Honolulu, in theory it should only take about half an hour to commute. However, because of the traffic as you near the city the commute is much longer, hence why many people view it as too far from civilization.

However, Kapolei is becoming its own prominent civilization as evidenced by its proud status as “the second city of O’ahu.” By Hawaiian standards, homes are quite affordable in Kapolei, adding to the area’s appeal. Though some would love living in a tiny condo right on Waikiki, others prefer a roomier house with a yard that costs less.

If you’re in the latter group, Kapolei is for you.

Neighborhoods in Kapolei

What do you have to choose from?

There is a lot of residential building happening as many people are moving to Kapolei. Though most houses are newer, they have been built to line up with local tastes and reflect Hawaii’s traditions.

Some communities, such as Kumu Iki are full of homes that have been heavily influenced by the plantation-style homes of Kapolei’s history. Others are more modern, but still reflect the tastes of local homebuyers.

If you’re looking for a lot of space, a community like Kapolei Malanai offers lot sizes between 4,000 and 6,000 square feet. If you’re on the other end of the spectrum you can enjoy the cute little townhouses in Malanai Iki.

To meet the needs of modern business owners and the growing number of people who work from home, developers built the innovative community of Awakea. Here, the homes are designed to allow their owners to work out of them. We’re not just talking home offices here. We mean you can actually receive clients! Three parking spots offer your customers a place to park and most residences have fenced-in back yards for an extra bit of privacy.


If you have kids, you want good schools and Kapolei has it covered. Elementary, middle, and high schools are dotted throughout the area for convenient access. As far as the instruction goes, Kapolei School District is counted among the best public school districts in Hawaii!

For higher education, the University of Hawaii’s West Oahu campus is just 3 miles from downtown.

Families are very much welcome in Kapolei, as evidenced by the easy access to quality schools and kid-oriented recreational activities. Additionally, most communities feature wide sidewalks that are perfect for evening strolls with your kids.


Don’t worry about heading to Honolulu for medical care. You can find a Queen’s medical center, HMSA, and Kaiser Permanente facilities right in town.


You won’t have to be running to Honolulu for shopping either, as Kapolei has plenty of options. A large shopping center on the west side of town offers a Costco, Target, Ross, the Home Depot, and OfficeMax — along with a smattering of smaller stores and eateries.

There’s also a movie theater there so you can unwind after a day of shopping or take your kids or significant other out for a fun movie night.

On the other side of town, you can find a smaller shopping center with a Walmart and a few other handy stores.


So, we got the basics out of the way. There are plenty of amenities in Kapolei that life is comfortable. But, what is there to do? Part of the appeal of moving to Hawaii is spending your days on the beach and enjoying the great outdoors, and unfortunately, Kapolei isn’t on the beach.

But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a boatload of things to do.

Parks and recreation centers are dotted all over the area providing plenty of activities for folks of all ages. The oh-so-Hawaiian luaus are happening all the time around the area. Get out and enjoy the fresh air and the breathtaking Hawaiian landscapes by taking a hike or bicycling.

By the shopping center we mentioned earlier, there’s a huge Wet and Wild where your kids will love to go crazy. You can also race go-karts, take exercise classes like Zumba and Jazzercise, or go bowling.

Several gorgeous golf courses and clubs are in close proximity so you can work on your stroke and enjoy the mild weather virtually any day of the year.

Plus, if you do have a hankering for a beach day, there are several beaches within 5 miles of Kapolei. You can certainly satisfy your craving for surfing swimming, sailing, boogie boarding, and whatever other waterports you enjoy.

Seriously, if you can’t find something fun to do in Kapolei, it’s because you aren’t looking hard enough.

Settle Down in Kapolei

Intrigued by the relatively wide-open spaces of Kapolei? Moving to Oahu doesn’t have to mean diving into the hubbub of Honolulu. Come for a visit and see what you think!

As always, if you’re planning to buy (or sell) in Kapolei, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’re more than happy to help you with all your real estate needs.

For anyone looking to buy, sell or invest in property on Oahu, Weaver Hawaii is your go-to real estate team. Weaver Hawaii is a family-owned business consisting of dedicated and experienced professionals here to help you out with all things property. We’re experts on the Hawaiian market, and we can find a buyer for your house or your dream home for sale in Kapolei and beyond. We sell the most desired homes in Hawaii, properties of all sizes and budgets in all the neighborhoods on Oahu. If you’re looking for a Kapolei real estate agent to support you through every step of the process of buying or selling a property, you’ve come to the right place.


Buying A Property in Kapolei

If you’re tired of renting or you’d like to move somewhere new, Weaver Hawaii is the Kapolei realtor that can make your homeowning dreams a reality. With our extensive knowledge of the Hawaiian property market, we make things easy by helping you find the property in your perfect neighborhood and budget. We have listings all across Oahu with a wide range of prices, sizes and styles. We’re here to guide you through the process of making the biggest investment of your life and get you the best possible price. Our listings can be searched for and filtered on our website, and we’re also happy to advise you personally. Provide us with all the details of your dream home, including your budget, ideal neighborhood, number of rooms and other features you’d like, and we will help you find the perfect home.

Selling A Property in Kapolei

When it comes to selling a house, you always want to get the best possible deal and not feel like you’ve missed out. You also don’t want to be stuck with a house that’s on the market for years. Weaver Hawaii is the realtor you should trust the sale of your home with. We work with the time frame and desired selling price that you hope for to the extent that we can. We’re experts on the property market of Oahu and use our many years of experience to create a plan for the sale of your house, from setting a price to creating marketing campaigns. Enquire on our website and we’ll be able to find a buyer for your house in no time.

Property as an Investment

A house isn’t only a home, it’s also an incredible investment. If you want a realtor in Kapolei, Hawaii who understands property investment, Weaver Hawaii is the place to go. We can help you find the perfect investment property for you to rent out and create wealth. With a house, you can make a passive income and leave an inheritance for your descendants. It’s also a great retirement plan. Property is one of the biggest investments you can make, so don’t go into it without the support and guidance of experienced professionals. Get in contact through the contact details on our website and let us help you out.

Looking For a Realtor in Kapolei? Contact Weaver Hawaii

Buy, sell, or invest confidently with Weaver Hawaii, the best realtor in Oahu. Contact us through our website or by calling (808) 683-2798.

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