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Hawaii Kai

Hawaii Kai

Where adventure meets daily living in a scenic waterfront setting.

Welcome to Hawaii Kai

Where adventure meets daily living in a scenic waterfront setting.
Hawaii Kai is a vibrant neighborhood that masterfully blends residential comfort with the thrill of outdoor activities, all set against the backdrop of stunning oceanic and mountainous landscapes. This well-planned community offers a mix of single-family homes, townhouses, and condos, many with waterfront views and access to private docks. Its convenient location allows easy access to downtown Honolulu while maintaining a tranquil suburban feel, making it a perfect spot for families and adventure-seekers alike.
Residents of Hawaii Kai enjoy a lifestyle that emphasizes outdoor living and community involvement. The neighborhood's design incorporates a series of waterways and green spaces that enhance the natural beauty of the area. With its array of dining and shopping options within easy reach, including local favorites and essential retailers like Costco, Hawaii Kai combines the practicalities of suburban living with the unique charm of a close-knit community.

What to Love

  • Outdoor Activities Galore: From water sports at the marina to hiking up Koko Head Crater, the adventure never stops.
  • Convenient Amenities: Everything you need from Costco to chic eateries within a short distance.
  • Community Events: Engaging local events, like the Hawaii Kai Marina Christmas Boat Parade, bring neighbors together.
  • Scenic Beauty: Enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean, marina, and lush landscapes.
  • Family-Friendly Environment: A safe and welcoming community ideal for raising a family.

Local Lifestyle

Hawaii Kai's lifestyle is defined by its active and engaging atmosphere. Residents take full advantage of the neighborhood's natural setting to enjoy a variety of water-related activities, such as paddleboarding, jet skiing, and boating right from their backyards or community docks, or snorkeling and exploring Hanauma Bay. The community is also active on land, with family and friends often hiking the trails of Koko Head Crater for sunrise views or hitting the links at the local golf courses. Social life in Hawaii Kai is vibrant, with neighbors gathering at local spots like Likos Tap and Table for a meal or a drink, showcasing a strong sense of community and shared enjoyment of the area's recreational opportunities.

Dining and Shopping

Hawaii Kai offers a variety of dining options that cater to both casual diners and gourmet food lovers. Likos Tap and Table is a local hotspot known for its lively atmosphere and delicious cuisine, perfect for a family dinner or a night out with friends. Island Brews offers a selection of local coffee and bites, making it a favorite morning stop for residents. For those looking for unique dining experiences, the neighborhood does not disappoint with its variety of eateries along the marina, offering everything from fresh seafood to international dishes.
Shopping in Hawaii Kai is convenient and varied, with Costco providing everything from groceries to electronics, making daily errands a breeze. The neighborhood also boasts boutique shops and local stores that offer a range of products and services, from the essentials to the luxurious, ensuring residents do not need to travel far for a complete shopping experience.

Things to Do and Entertainment

Entertainment and recreational activities in Hawaii Kai are abundant. The Hawaii Kai marina is not only a hub for water sports enthusiasts but also serves as the venue for the annual Christmas Boat Parade, an enchanting event that lights up the marina with beautifully decorated boats and festive cheer. This event is a highlight of the year and exemplifies the community's spirit and love for celebration.
For those who prefer a more adrenaline-pumping activity, the options are limitless. Hiking Koko Head Crater offers challenging trails and stunning panoramic views of the coastline, while the various water sports available through H2O Sports Hawaii provide thrilling adventures right on the water. Whether you're looking for relaxation or excitement, Hawaii Kai delivers with its wide range of activities suited to all ages and interests.
Hawaii Kai is truly a paradise for those who cherish a lifestyle that combines the ease of suburban living with the thrill of outdoor adventure, all within a supportive and welcoming community.

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Overview for Hawaii Kai, HI

30,620 people live in Hawaii Kai, where the median age is 48 and the average individual income is $60,386. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

48 years

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Around Hawaii Kai, HI

There's plenty to do around Hawaii Kai, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Chow Down Shrimp Truck, Hawaii Kai Gopher, and CrossFit Hawaii Kai.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining · $$ 1.19 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.27 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.11 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.04 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.45 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.29 miles 43 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Hawaii Kai, HI

Hawaii Kai has 10,759 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Hawaii Kai do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 30,620 people call Hawaii Kai home. The population density is 6,658.751 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.28 / 49.72%

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Schools in Hawaii Kai, HI

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The following schools are within or nearby Hawaii Kai. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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