Neighborhood Spotlight: Kahala in Diamond Head

Kahala is one of the most coveted and exclusive neighborhoods in Honolulu, Hawaii. Many of the homes in Kahala are situated on gorgeous beachfront property, and the neighborhood is known to attract both celebrities and business titans who purchase vacation homes here. Famous for its resort-like feel, it boasts an abundance of attractions and amenities while offering both luxury and convenience. One of the most distinguished communities in Honolulu, Kahala offers a balanced blend of both urban and residential living, nestled amongst breathtaking beaches, parks, and natural spaces. 

Kahala real estate

If you’re looking for high-end real estate in Oahu, then Kahala is the place to find it. Some of the most expensive real estate on the island – and in the state –  is in Kahala. But it wasn’t always this way. In fact, Kahala is a bit of a “Cinderella story” in that it used to be farmland before it became one of the most sought-after residential neighborhoods on Oahu. You’ll find a pleasing blend of home styles in Kahala, from finely-aged older homes to spacious modern estates. There are currently about 1,200 homes located in Kahala and the median sale price of real estate is approximately $1.14 million.

The Kahala lifestyle

Living in Hawaii is a privilege, and the Kahala area is the epitome of what makes Hawaii so special. This neighborhood offers stunning natural vistas and gorgeous landscapes with white sand beaches, ocean views, forest preserves, and mountain ranges around every corner. Not only that, but locals characterize the neighborhood as being warm and kind-hearted with a genuine neighborhood spirit. 

Kahala amenities

There is no end to the amenities that are available to residents of Kahala. Diamond Head State Monument is home to one of the state’s most recognized landmarks – a broad, saucer-shaped crater formed more than 300,000 years ago during an explosive eruption. Hike the nearly one-mile trail that leads to the summit and stunning coastal views.

Wai’alae Beach Park, located next to the Kahala Hotel & Resort, is a popular destination for weddings. It features a narrow sandy beach and is an excellent place for surfing and windsurfing. Another wonderful location for taking in the waters is Kahala Beach. You’ll find fewer people on this hidden beach which is mostly used by those living in the houses along this stretch of sand.

The Kahala Mall is the place to go when you need retail therapy. It’s home to more than 100 charming local shops, famous large retailers, and restaurants including Apple, Whole Foods, Macy’s, California Closets, Sephora, and Sunglass Hut. Kahala also offers a wide selection of fantastic restaurants and bars including Arancino at The Kahala (recognized as the best Italian restaurant in Hawaii), Kona Brewing Company, and Bogart’s Cafe.

Kahala schools

Students living in Kahala are served by the highly-rated Honolulu Public School District. Schools in Kahala include Kahala Elementary School and Kalani High School. There are also private and charter schools in Kahala including Star of the Sea, a private Catholic school serving students in grades K-8.

Explore Kahala today!

Are you interested in discovering what makes Kahala such an extraordinary place to live? Then view available properties in Kahala and contact Keller Williams Honolulu at 808-596-2888 or [email protected] to schedule your private viewing today

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