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Why You’ll Love Living in Hawaii Kai

If you live in Hawaii Kai, you already know all the reasons there are to love about this marina front community. But, in case you aren’t familiar with this community, here are just a few reasons to fall in love:

1. The Great Lawn

You know you are in Hawaii Kai when you see the Great Lawn. An expanse of green lawn sprinkled with palm trees is a signature piece of our community. The Great Lawn provides a warm welcome when you enter our community.

2. Maunalua Bay

The Bay is located across the Great Lawn and is a favorite among canoe paddlers, boaters, kayakers, fishermen, and picnickers. It’s also a great place to watch sunsets.

3. Hawaii Kai Farmlands

Did you know there are farms in Hawaii Kai? Kamilo Nui Valley contains agricultural lands, and our farmers are a mainstay in our community. “Take care of the land, and the land will take care of you.”

4. Sandy Beach

If you are into bodyboarding or bodysurfing, this is the place to be. Be careful, though, as the waves can be treacherous. Even if you don’t go in the water, you’ll enjoy watching some amazing water wave-riders and the scenic view.

5. Shopping and Dining

Both the Hawaii Kai Towne Center and the Koko Marina Center offer an array of restaurants, shops, and businesses. Assagio’s, Moena Cafe, Zippy’s, Outback, Fatboy’s, Local Moco, and Kona Brewery, are just a few of the favorite restaurants among residents. There is also Safeway and Costco. You’ll love the convenience and the variety.

6. Kaiser High School

Are you a football fan? The community comes out in force to watch the Cougars play. Kaiser is one of the best high schools in the state. and test scores are consistently high. Our football team ranks pretty high, too.

Koko Head Crater and Hawaii Kai Marina in southeast Oahu, Hawaii

7. The Marina

Hawaii Kai is built around the marina, with nearly 13 miles of waterfront property lined with rock walls. For those who love water-related activities, it’s the perfect place to live.

8. Koko Head Crater

If you love a challenge, you’ll love this hike. The Crater Trail is a 1.8 mile hike and is rated as difficult. That’s because it is. If hiking isn’t your thing, you can always stroll through the botanical gardens inside the crater.

You will find that there are many reasons to love Hawaii Kai. Ask those who live here and they will tell you, “Lucky we live Hawaii Kai.”

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