Kahala Real Estate
Living in Kahala
Kahala is an affluent neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaii. Kahala is famous as an icon for wealthy and the rich. It is famous in
Hawaii for its large concentration of expensive real estate and beachfront properties, which include some of the most expensive in the entire state.
Residents and owners are a mix of old timers
living in older residences (many for more than
half a century) and newer arrivals living in large, expensive, mansion-like homes.
Many celebrities and business moguls have also bought vacation homes in the area.
Kahala is one of the few areas of Honolulu to be fairly flat, and yet also be within 5–
15 minutes’ drive to Waikiki or downtown Honolulu.
The district is also home to several secluded (though publicly accessible) sandy
beaches. Unlike the beaches of Waikiki, those in Kahala are rarely crowded. It is also
the location for the famous Diamond Head Crater. Diamond Head Trail, which begins
inside of the crater, is one of the most rewarding Oahu hikes, offering amazing 360
degrees views when you reach the top. Hiking Diamond Head might first appear to be
a challenging all day climb, but these Oahu hiking trails can sometimes be deceiving,
as it really only takes about 40 to 60 minutes to reach the 760-foot summit of the
Diamond Head hike.
Schools in Kahala Area
Kahala Elementary serves a diverse population of approximately 400 students in
grades pre-K through grade 5. They are located in East Honolulu and are a school of
choice, meaning that over 50% of our children reside outside of the geographic area.
In addition to their rigorous academic program, Kahala Elementary supports their
learners with an intervention program for struggling learners, services for English
language learners, counseling for students in need, and special education services.
Kahala is also using Habits of Mind to enhance their capacity to create capable and
mindful students able to successfully navigate an ever-changing world. Kahala
Elementary offers an enrichment program for children in grades 3-5 with a focus on
teaching children how to solve real world problems, especially around the ideas and
practices of sustainability. Their students have opportunities to develop leadership
and civic-mindedness through various classroom activities and service groups such
as Student Council, Library Service Club, and Office Service Club. The‘AINA In
Schools program is conducted throughout the year in all grade levels. “A Better
Place” is an eight-week Artist in the Schools residency provided to all of their
students which uses drama to teach empathy and self-advocacy skills. There is also a
wide array of after-school activities to provide the children with a variety of
experiences, such as band, art, dance, golf, karate, Mandarin, and hula, to name a
Shopping in Kahala
Kahala Mall is a regional shopping center located in East Honolulu on the island of
Oahu, Hawaii. Kahala Mall is located in Kahala, the most affluent neighborhood on
the island, with easy ingress/egress from the H1 freeway. Multi-level parking
structures surrounding the Center offer 2,100 parking spaces. Public bus stops are
immediately adjacent to the Center and a shuttle/trolley stop is provided to receive
island visitors from Waikiki and the neighboring Kahala Hotel & Resort. The Center’s
cool and comfortable atmosphere is designed to create a casual, family friendly
shopping experience. Kahala Mall has over 100 retail stores, restaurants and
entertainment venues including Macy’s, The Apple Store, Kahala Theatres and Whole
Foods Market. The Center’s merchant mix includes popular local and national
retailers and one-of-a-kind specialty merchants. Kahala Mall is a popular weekly
destination for a variety of community events with exciting promotions and
entertainment. The Kahala Mall trade radius encompasses approximately 15 miles
which includes the areas of Hawaii Kai, Portlock, Niu Valley, Aina Haina, Kahala,
Diamond Head, Kapahulu, Kaimuki, Manoa, Makiki and Nu’uanu.
Kahala is also home to The Kahala Hotel & Resort, formerly known as the Kahala
Mandarin Oriental, and prior the Kahala Hilton. The Kahala Hotel & Resort is
Honolulu’s legendary luxury hideaway, adored by stars, presidents and royalty. Set on
a pristine white sand beach, just ten minutes from the world-class shopping and
entertainment of Waikiki.a