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East Oahu Real Estate – The Ridge Communities of Waialae Iki and Kahala Kua

All of the Hawaiian Islands are surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, which is a beautiful and scenic body of water.

1435 Laamia St. (MLS# 1008129) is in escrow with an asking price of  $1,595,000

Although many people would love to live on the water, there is a finite amount of oceanfront residential land, and consequentially it is usually very expensive. Others like myself feel that if you can’t live on the water then the next best thing is to be able to see the ocean. For that reason, over the years hillside or ridge types of residential areas have been developed.

Because it is impossible to cover them all at once, the focus is going to be on four of Oahu’s newer East Side Ridge Communities of Waialae Iki and Kahala Kua, with Hawaii Loa and Napali Haweo to be covered in a follow up blog. Both of these have ocean views that will see different vistas from Portlock Point to Diamond Head to Ewa, and even views of Molokai and Lanai on clear days!

Waialae Iki is the oldest and the largest of the four with over 900 total homes built in 5 phases from 1964 through the 1990s. It has the least amount of incline and the top phase is a gated community. Sales prices of the 38 sales in the last year ranged from $775,000 at the bottom of the hill to $1,850,000. Of the 13 current asking prices between $1,160,000 and $1,875,000, five have accepted offers on them.

1587 Kamole St. (MLS# 1011187) is the lowest priced Waialae Iki listing at $1,160,000

Kahala Kua is a smaller, newer community, with most of the 120 homes having been built since 1990. There are rarely any available homes; only two are currently listed, with one in escrow and the other listed at $1,395,000. Prior to these, the last sale was more than a year ago as inventory has been very limited.

5237 Kuaiwi Place (MLS# 1007636) is the only available home in Kahala Kua and is asking $1,395,000

If you are interested in either Waialae Iki or Kahala Kua, contact me as I have built new homes and lived in both of these ridge communities.

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Aloha Tony

September 2, 2010

Hawaii Loa Ridge is almost as good as living right on the water. You can see the waves better from there than even from the beach. Plus it’s one of Oahu’s only gated communities. A great place to live.

Aloha Tony

September 2, 2010

Hawaii Loa Ridge is almost as good as living right on the water. You can see the waves better from there than even from the beach. Plus it’s one of Oahu’s only gated communities. A great place to live.

East Oahu’s Hawaii Loa Ridge « Hawaii Real Estate Market

September 5, 2010

[…] The entire community is gated with 24 hour guard service. This differs from some of the other ridge communities which either have ony one increment gated or do not have 24 hour guard service.  Hawaii Loa also […]

East Oahu’s Hawaii Loa Ridge « Hawaii Real Estate Market

September 5, 2010

[…] The entire community is gated with 24 hour guard service. This differs from some of the other ridge communities which either have ony one increment gated or do not have 24 hour guard service.  Hawaii Loa also […]

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