Kailua: Picture-Perfect Living on Hawaii's Coast

Located right along the bay with beautiful mountain scenery, Kailua is a Hawaiian paradise for its residents. It's close to military bases, has several shopping centers, and has stunning beaches that residents enjoy throughout the year. 

Distance from Kailua to Nearby Military Bases

Living here, you'll be able to easily access several military bases close to your home, with the Marine Corps base being the closest, just a few minutes away. Driving-wise, here is about how long it takes from the center of town to these bases:

  • Distance to Schofield Barracks: 40 min.
  • Distance to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Air Force Base: 25 min.
  • Distance to US Marine Corps Base Kaneohe: 5 min. 
  • Distance to Ft. Shafter: 25 min. 
  • Distance to Coast Guard Air Station Barber's Point: 45 min. 
  • Distance to Wheeler Air Base: 45 min. 

Living in Kailua

This area offers plenty to do, from enjoying the outdoors and your unrivaled location to completing daily errands from your home. Here's what you need to know about living in Kailua.

Parks, Golf Courses, and Outdoor Recreation

Kailua Beach Park is a popular place for swimming, kayaking, and kite surfing in town. The beachfront park is known for its crystal-clear waters and scenic views, and it even has beach wheelchair access. 

The largest part in Kailua is Kawainui Regional Park, home to the beautiful Kawainui Marsh and plenty of trails. Relax and be sure to take in Kailua's spectacular scenery at one of several look-out points. 

Shopping Centers

At Kailua Road and Oneawa Street is a collection of shops, grocery stores, fast-food and local restaurants, and other businesses at the Kailua Town Center. This is one of the largest shopping areas in Kailua, and along with the adjacent Windward Town and County Plaza, offers destinations like:

  • Baci Bistro
  • Cinnamon's Restaurant
  • Crepes No Ka 'Oi
  • Kalapawai Cafe
  • Macy's
  • Moke's Bread & Breakfast
  • Red Bamboo
  • The Salvation Army Family Thrift Store
  • Sweet Paradise Chocolatier
  • Times Supermarket
  • US Post Office
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Windward Jewelers
  • and more! 

Shopping downtown, you can also see the scenic mountains in the background while running errands or grabbing a bite to eat. Near the coast, Kailua Beach Shopping Center has a couple of great restaurants and a rental store for canoes, kayaks, and surfboards. And Aikahi Park Shopping Center is by the Marine Corps base. 

Local Public Schools and Universities

Oahu's public schools are separated into Complex Areas, each with its own high school and designated elementary and middle schools. The Kailua Complex contains: 

  • Enchanted Lake Elementary School
  • Kaelepulu Elementary School
  • Keolu Elementary School
  • Maunawili Elementary School
  • Pope Elementary School
  • Waimanalo Elementary & Intermediate
  • Kailua High School

Nearby colleges also include Hawai'i Pacific University - Windward Campus and Windward Community College. 

Real Estate Options in Kailua

The homes in Kailua vary, offering homes and condos generally between $400,000 and $25,000,000 in various locations, including the waterfront. View all homes for sale in Kailua to start browsing the listings, and sign up for your personal Property Organizer to refine your searches. The home of your dreams is waiting in Kailua. 

Relocating to Hawaii for Military? 

Let our military relocation specialists help you find the ideal home for you and your family in Kailua and guide you through every step of the home buying process, including providing you with comprehensive relocation resources.Want to tour a home currently for sale in Kailua? Contact us at 808-389-0489 or ken.gines@hawaiimoves.com to schedule a showing.     

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