There are two divisions of Mililani – Mililani Town and Mililani Mauka. One is not better than the other, but there are some pros and cons to each.
Mililani Town encompasses the majority of homes. Castle & Cooke originally owned the plantation fields that now make up Mililani and decided to build in the late 1960s. This Mililani Town area naturally has older homes, but they tend to have bigger land lots. Single level homes are more common here as well. The majority of shopping and commercial spaces lie in the Mililani Town as well! There are multiple grocery stores to choose from as well as banks, businesses, and restaurants.
Mililani Mauka was an extension of Mililani Town and started construction in the early 1990s. Although it is only “just up the road” from Mililani Town, some feel that it is slightly cooler. With the homes being newer here, you may notice that the majority of homes come slightly smaller lot sizes for a slightly higher price tag. There is a small mall at the base of Mililani Mauka containing a few restaurants, convenience store, and other commercial businesses. Because Mililani Mauka is also just one long road into the community, those who commute during peak commuting times may get stuck in very small traffic—but what city doesn’t have traffic right?
All homes (both townhomes and single family homes) in Mililani pay an Association fee every quarter to maintain the Recreation Centers, grounds around the city, and to keep an office open for residents to ask questions about the community as well enforcing Mililani’s covenants, conditions, and restrictions. This fee is unavoidable, but I believe necessary to keep property values up and a community in one cohesive look and feel.
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