Kahala | A neighborhood overview.

Kahala is designed for a tropical lifestyle—hiking, surfing, sunbathing, and year-round golf at world recognized golf resorts abound—but it also has a large city vibe with boutique shopping, a dynamic downtown arts scene, and a buzzing nightlife.


Kahala is verdant, elegant, and laid-back, with some of O’ahu’s most magnificent houses and private micro-neighborhoods, as well as gorgeous beaches and destination surf places. Many of the homes have been in the family for decades, and the diverse range of properties—from humble family homes and apartments to grandiose cliffside estates—adds to the neighborhood’s comfortable variety. In comparison to other retail neighborhoods, the commercial side of the neighborhood is well-curated and modest and peaceful. Many side streets are lined with cute stores and independent restaurants.


The neighborhood is a convenient 5 to 15 minutes northeast of Waikiki, along Oahu’s south shore, and is cradled in the shadow of Diamond Head crater. A typical property in Kahala Honolulu costs around $3 million, with oceanfront properties fetching substantially higher prices. Over the last decade or two, median market prices in Kahala have been quite consistent, changing by about half a million dollars. The majority of residents are childless couples in their 45s who earn $98,000 or more per year on average. Kahala is little under 4 square miles in size and has a population of roughly 8,000 people. Kahala’s real estate attracts investors interested in repairing and selling older properties for a profit, and many celebrities and business moguls have holiday homes in the area.


Kahala is ranked #9 on USA Today’s list of the top neighborhoods on Oahu, noting the spectacular vistas, delectable cuisine, lavish architecture, and diversity of things to see and do. Honolulu was named the healthiest and happiest city in America by Time magazine. The Kahala neighborhood welcomes and expands on the qualities that contribute to Honolulu residents’ overall happiness.


Kahala people are often well-educated and well-cultured, particularly when it comes to epicurean food. A wide range of eateries along Kahala and Waialae Streets, tempting passers-by with delectable cuisine ranging from informal, local-style fare to gourmet dinners.

Known For

Beautiful Beaches

With shade trees, pavilions, grassy areas, and a park-like setting, Kahala beach is a favorite with locals who want to avoid the crowds

Exclusive Market

Contains about 1,200 homes (59 are beachfront Kahala homes)

Central Location

Minutes from Kahala Mall, Ala Moana, Waikiki, and Downtown Honolulu.

Kahala Market Report

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Featured Kahala Homes

4340 Pahoa Avenue #23B

1 bed
1 bath

Stunning large corner unit in the Regency at Kahala, the only luxury high-rise in the area. This one bedroom, one bath unit has wrap around ocean views from Koko Head to Diamond head.

  • Everything in the unit is all brand new – complete with high end custom finishings.
  • Great for entertaining! Open lanai with the indoor/outdoor feel.
  • The corner lanai is enclosed with breathtaking views.
  • Opportunity for a perfect for a home office area
  • Right next to Kahala Mall, golf course and beach.

Lots of built-in storage within the unit, a bonus storage closet in the hall on the 23rd floor, and an AC’ed storage unit on level M. This unit also comes with a covered parking stall right next to the entrance with no stairs and direct access to lower lobby elevator to go directly to unit.

Relax and enjoy using the heated saltwater/chlorine pool, BBQ area, and gym with bathroom. 

91-1653 Auwaha Street

3 bed
2 bath
Overlooking beautiful East Oahu ocean views, this exquisite corner lot Waialae Iki home boasts several rare home features. With over 2,292 interior square feet and a 8,000 square foot lot, the modern indoor / outdoor design and stunning pool perfectly complements the prime location and expansive views.

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