The New Faces of Kakaako
Kakaako has been in the news a lot lately. If you’ve been following Hawaii news, you probably heard of all the new development planned for Kakaako in the next couple of years. The population of Kakaako is projected to double in the next 5 to 6 years.
One interesting aspect of Kakaako is that it is the biggest melting pot as there is no dominant demographics, such as gender, profession types, or income types. Kakaako attracts people and family of all sorts of background, social economic status, education and interests. There is something for everyone here.
Many people are attracted to this neighborhood for its unique convenience of living close to work, after all it’s right next to Downtown Honolulu. After work , there are an abundance of entertainment and recreation awaits you in the neighborhood – water sports, movies, dinner, shopping - everything in one place without fighting traffic.
One of the upcoming development, Ward Village, claims to transform Kakaako into a walking community with pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and streets. Kakaako is also going to be one of the many rail stations on the future Honolulu rail transit route between East Kapolei to Ala Moana. It will be station number 20.
The first 2 towers of Ward Village are now on sale. See Vision of the Ward Village at Kakaako Revealed
Check out this interactive rail route at Hawaii Rail Transit to see how it can transform your daily commute.
Top Public Schools
Ka’ahumanu Elementary School
Kawananakoa Middle School
Washington Middle School
Mckinley High School
Kakaako is located between Ala Moana, Waikiki, and Downtown Honolulu along the south shores. Even though it is situated along the oceanfront, there are no oceanfront homes at all. But condos in the area boast gorgeous ocean view.
The neighborhood is dominantly condominium with prices starting from $400,000 to luxury units of over $3 million. Your choices of housing units range from rentals to ultra-luxury units from studio to 4-bedroom to choose from.
People’s desire for shorter commute is fueling the demand for more housing in Kakaako. There are currently over 22 housing development projects approved for construction by the State of Hawaii.
Kakaako’s skyline will be completely transformed in a few years. Currently it is sparsely populated with somewhat newer high rise condos that were built during the last housing boom.
Condos currently in Kakaako:
One Archer Lane
One Waterfront Towers
Royal Capitol Plaza
Condos Coming to Kakaako:
404 Ward Avenue (2016)
801 South (2016)
Keauhou Place (2017)
The Collection (2017)