Hawaii-kai Honolulu Real estate, Hawaii-kai Honolulu Area and Community Information

Hawaii-kai is an affluent residential area within the city and county of Honolulu, located on the island of Oahu. It is the largest of the communities located on the eastern end of the island. Hawaii-kai is approximately 12 miles east of the Honolulu Central Business District. In 2013, the population was 30,080 residents.

Hawaii-kai is served by the Hawaii Department of Education, which oversees all public school education in Hawaii. There are three elementary schools and one high school located in Hawaii-kai and educates children from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. Student state mandated test scores are continually higher than the state average. There are also several private schools in the area offering an alternative to public school education. The public schools in Hawaii-kai are highly rated by parents and educational professionals. The quality of education offered by the school system makes Hawaii-kai real estate attractive for families with school age children.

Homes for sale in Hawaii-kai include single and multi-family homes and condominiums. Hawaii-kai real estate is high priced. Hawaii-kai is a mix of coastal areas oriented around a manmade lagoon and marina. Residents who prefer not to purchase Hawaii-kai homes will find a variety of rental properties throughout the community.

When searching for Hawaii-kai homes for sale, it is essential to secure the services of a Hawaii-kai real estate agent. The Hawaii-kai Honolulu realtor will know the best homes available to meet the Hawaii-kai home buyer criteria.


Development for Hawaii-kai began in the late 1950’s when Henry Kaiser began dredging the KoKo Marina and filling the area surrounding the pond. Residential and commercial development began in 1961 and extended back into the valleys. The neighborhood development includes shopping and restaurant

Parks and Recreation

The adventurous family seeking real estate in Hawaii-kai Honolulu will appreciate the recreational opportunities in the Hawaii-kai area. The Park Department operates and maintains more than 15 parks with amenities that include playgrounds and tot lots, picnic areas, bicycling, walking and hiking areas, sports fields and water activities. The Department also offers programs for youth, adults and seniors.

For more information, please visit www.honolulu.gov

Attractions and Activities

The Hawaii-kai home buyer will find a variety of things to do in the Hawaii-kai area. Things to do include scuba diving, whale watching, sightseeing tours, lighthouse tours, museums and surfing. There are also helicopter tours for those who want a bird’s eye view of the area. 


Hawaii-kai properties can sometimes be judged by the events in the area. In addition to holiday parades and celebrations, events in the area include concerts, charitable fund raisers, art and cultural events, and neighborhood festivals featuring food and fun for the entire family.

Randy Rogers
Randy Rogers
Principal Broker, Realtor