Kailua is known for its white, sandy beaches, luxury homes and laid-back lifestyle. Calm, clear water provides Kailua residents with an abundance of activity, such as swimming, kayaking, snorkeling or just watching the many sea turtles that live in the bay.
Kailua Beach Park offers residents even more opportunities to remain active. Just a short drive south will put you on Lanikai Beach, consistently voted one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. If you seek luxury beach- front living, Lanikai may be your new home.
Shopping in Kailua is a breeze with tons of boutiques, specialty stores and groceries. No matter what part of town you decide to settle into, you won’t be far from places to shop.
While Kailua doesn’t offer the high-end restaurants you’ll find in Honolulu, you’ll never go hungry in this town. Try the yummy breakfasts at Cinnamon’s or Crepes No Ka ‘Oi. You’ll find amazing lunch dishes at Uahi Island Grill and plate lunch at The Food Company. For dinner, choose from Italian, Chinese and even Moroccan cuisine.
Several private schools serve Kailua’s children. Public schools include a number of elementary schools, one middle school and two high schools.
If you’re in the market to purchase a home in Kailua you’ll be happy to learn that there’s a price for just about any budget. Although the median sales price in late 2011 was $650,000, condos go for far less or you can spend up to $36 million for an exclusive, Kailua beachside estate.
If you use the internet to search for Kailua real estate, be sure to specify Oahu in your searches. Otherwise, you may end up with a list of houses for sale in Kailua-Kona – on the Big Island.