Neighborhood Information About Kaimuki: Just inland of Oahu’s luxury neighborhoods of Diamond Head and Kahala, you’ll find Kaimuki. Kaimuki was the original “town” in east Honolulu. Waialae Ave. is the major thoroughfare and used to be the only way through town until H-1 was built in the 1950s. I heard stories from my father saying how where the existing freeway is, used to be all homes, until they were claimed by eminent domain. Modern day Kaimuki is split in half as Mauka (toward the mountain) and Makai (towards the ocean). Depending on who you talk to, one could be considered more (or less desireable) than the other. Amenities on the Mauka side of Kaimuki are all the shops and restaurants off Waialae Ave. There are so many good ones that there are just too many to name… On the Makai side of Kaimuki, you are within closer proximity to Diamond Head Theatre and can be walking distance to Kapiolani Community College, Kahala Mall or Times Supermarket, depending on where you live.
Although the majority of the residential real estate in Kaimuki is comprised of single family homes, there are a few condominium projects. Most of the homes in Kaimuki are zoned R-5 and are on 5,000 square foot lots. There are many original single wall redwood “plantation style” homes still, however there’s a mix of the newer, larger stucco homes popping up as well. Most of the streets have overhead utilities. Some of the streets have incredible views and the streets have a mix of some with and others without sidewalks.
If you’re considering a move to Kaimuki or own a home or condo in Kaimuki and want to sell it for top dollar, feel free to contact me for more information.