Kailua Real Estate

Living in Kailua

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About Kailua
The town of Kailua is on the windward side of the island of Oahu. The town of Kailua is only a short 20 to 30 minute drive from the hustle and bustle of downtown Honolulu. The Kailua residents enjoy having a scenic slice of Hawaiian heaven all to themselves as people who live in Honolulu seldom make the “journey” out to Kailua.

Getting to Kailua was always a challenge. Ancient Hawaiians only had two options:

 

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hiking over the Koolau Mountains or sailing around Makapuu Point along the island’s
eastern shores. More often than not, they chose the direct route and climbed a trail
up and over the pali (cliff). Today, most drivers reach Kailua via the Pali Highway
(Route 61).

No matter how rough of a day Kailua residents may have, the feeling they get as they
emerge from the highway’s tunnel and take in the sweeping panorama in front of them
is one of instant comfort and reverence. Once in Kailua, the beach and the ocean is mere
minutes away. Kailua’s main attraction is its beautiful white-sand beach. Kailua Beach
has white, soft and powdery fine sand.

Kailua has a central commercial district, located a long Kailua Road. It is surrounded by
mainly single-family homes and a few low-rise apartment buildings.

Public Schools in Kailua
The Hawai’i Department of Education operates the public schools.

Elementary schools in the Kailua include Aikahi, Enchanted Lake, Kaelepulu, Kailua,
Kainalu, Keolu, Lanikai, Maunawili, and Mokapu. Kailua Intermediate School, Kalaheo
High School
, and Kailua High School are also in Kailua.

Area Private Schools
Le Jardin Academy, St. John Vianney School, St. Anthony School Trinity Christian School,
Redemption Academy, Huakailani School for Girls, Windward Adventist School