Hottest Areas For New Construction on Oahu

#NewConstructionOahu is a chronicle of both residential and commercial sites I visit throughout the island, which can also be seen on my Twitter page, @EmilyHawaiiHome. Current listings for homes and condos built from 2014 to projected dates beyond 2016 range from $467,700 for a 1 bed/1 bath reserved housing unit condo at Keauhou Place (Kakaako) to $4,850,000 for a 2 bed/2.5 bath condo at Gateway Towers (Kakaako, 2019).

From high rise condominiums to townhouses and single family homes, Kakaako and Kapolei are two of the hottest areas for new construction in Oahu. Additional areas with sizable developments are Kailua, Hawaii Kai, Ala Moana, and Makakilo.


Featuring resort-like lifestyles, cosmopolitan areas, or a mix of urban and island living — the amenities vary based on price point, type of construction (condo, townhouse, or single family home), and location. With varying degrees of customization available, the featured amenities within the master planned developments may include an assortment of the following:

  • electric vehicle chargers
  • energy efficient appliances
  • European style cabinetry
  • tinted-double glazed insulated floor to ceiling windows
  • high ceilings
  • open lanais
  • bike and surfboard storage or loaners
  • rooftop terraces
  • pools
  • private cabanas
  • dining areas
  • dog-run areas
  • guest suites
  • wellness centers
  • private movie theaters
  • community cultural events and so on

For a more specific niche in the market, D.R. Horton-Shuler division’s “flex home” floor plans are the epitome of flexible. These townhomes feature a downstairs with an additional separate entrance, which you can use as you choose, i.e for a home office, retail space, guest room, or family room.

Featured Listings

Keauhou Place | Kakaako (reserved housing unit), 1B/1B, $467,700 (MLS# 201520752)

Keauhou Place | Kakaako, 2B/2B, $871,900 (MLS# 201520756)

The Collection | Kakaako, 3B/2B, $1,795,000 (MLS# 201522755)

Ka Malanai at Kailua, 2B/2B, $825,000 (MLS# 201520725)
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Kahiwelo | Makakilo, 5B/3B, $895,203 (MLS# 201520155) Photo on the right is the view from this property

Olino at Mehana | Kapolei, 3B/2B, $497,000 (MLS# 201522402)

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