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Neighborhood of the Month: Kaka‘ako

(Sponsored) From your neighborhood experts at Locations.


Nestled between Waikīkī and Downtown is Honolulu’s hottest place to be: Kaka’ako. Once prized by Native Hawaiians for its rich salt and fish ponds, the neighborhood gave way to burgeoning industries in the 1950s. Today, Kaka’ako is experiencing a cultural renaissance decades in the making.


The community boasts a world-class collection of homes and a vibrant ambience bustling with creativity, the latest trends and an entrepreneurial spirit that welcomes both kama‘āina and visitors. The Kaka’ako area has many layers to be experienced: Keiki can explore the Children’s Discovery Center along the waterfront park, while foodies looking to experience new tastes can head a few blocks west to SALT. From the Honolulu Museum of Art to the Blaisdell Center to Ward Village Shops, Kaka’ako residents can get their fix of art, music, entertainment and shopping, day or night.


Throughout the week, residents of all ages enjoy easy access to farmer’s markets, movie nights and seasonal activities. For those looking to slow things down a bit, luxury condos with the finest of amenities (hello, infinity pools!) are certain to make retirement feel like a permanent holiday.


To learn more about Kaka‘ako’s active listings and market trends, visit LocationsHawaii.com/Kakaako.




Locations Hawaii 1350 Ala Moana Boulevard, 2804


1350 Ala Moana Boulevard, 2804

Condo Name: 1350 Ala Moana

MLS# 201714139

2 Bedroom / 2 Bath

Interior Sq.Ft.: 1,097

# Parking Available: 1


Opportunity is knocking. Second unit from the Diamond Head/Ocean corner. Rarely available, high floor #04 unit. Stunning ocean/Diamond Head/harbor and coastal views in the vibrant Kakaako community. Next to Ala Moana beach park. Shop/dine in world famous Ala Moana Center & Up-and-coming Ward Village. Watch Friday fireworks from your spacious lanai. Park-like recreation deck. Resort-like amenities. Perfect for 1st or second home.

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Locations Hawaii  1118 Ala Moana Boulevard, 1902

1118 Ala Moana Boulevard, 1902

Condo Name: Waiea

MLS# 201714149

2 Bedroom / 2 Bath / 1 Half Bath

Interior Sq.Ft.: 1,866

# Parking Available: 2


Ultra Luxury development in Kaka'ako, preferred southeast, facing Diamond Head with ocean and harbor view, Amenities includes infinity pool, sauna, yoga room, gym, theater, private kitchen dining room, valet service, dog park. Convenient location with short distance to Ala Moana beach park and shopping center, trendy dining, etc.

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Locations Hawaii 725 Kapiolani Boulevard, 813

725 Kapiolani Boulevard, 813

Condo Name: Imperial Plaza

MLS# 201712911

2 Bedroom / 2 Bath / 1 Half Bath

Interior Sq.Ft.: 1,291

# Parking Available: 2


Enjoy upscale luxury amenities in this beautifully maintained townhouse style condo. Spacious 2 bedroom with 2 en suite bathrooms and 1/2 bath with separate laundry room. Natural lighting with floor to ceiling windows with views of the expanding urban Kakaako. High end amenities, on site security, resident manager and secured lobby. Excellent location to dining, entertainment, & shopping.

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Locations Hawaii 1189 Waimanu Street, 4103

1189 Waimanu Street, 4103

Condo Name: Waihonua

MLS# 201712158

3 Bedroom / 2 Bath

Interior Sq.Ft.: 1,935

# Parking Available: 2


You'll love the breathtaking mountain, city, and ocean views from this spacious 2,002 SQF penthouse. Live the Kakaako lifestyle on Oahu's “Superblock.” Secure and luxurious building with a resort-like feeling. 41st floor turn-key, thats never been lived in before! Highly desirable "03" stack, corner unit with Lanai. Walk to all your favorite places and LIVE around corner from EVERYTHING! Private Storage room included with unit.

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Locations Hawaii 415 South Street, 3304

415 South Street, 3304

Condo Name: One Waterfront Tower

MLS# 201711740

2 Bedroom / 2 Bath

Interior Sq.Ft.: 1,470

# Parking Available: 2


Experience the private side of Kaka'ako! A high-floor unit with almost a 270-degree view plane with both ocean and mountain views. Nearly $200,000 in upgrades invested into this 9' ceiling home. So many custom features including raised ceiling accents, opened master bathroom flow, additional A/C vents for efficient ventilation, and more. No cost was spared with engineered tigerwood floors, granite counters, dark wood cabinets, & travertine tile. Solid concrete walled construction with just 4-units per floor. Must see to appreciate! (Owner has paid off bank loan/assessment fee).

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Locations Hawaii 1330 Ala Moana Boulevard, 3205

1330 Ala Moana Boulevard, 3205

Condo Name: Nauru Tower

MLS# 201707375

2 Bedroom / 2 Bath

Interior Sq.Ft.: 1,312

# Parking Available: 2


Stunning and complete remodel of a high-floor preferred "05" unit in prestigious Nauru Tower. Best location in Honolulu! Enjoy a magnificent unobstructed view of the ocean, coastline, Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island, Waikiki Yacht Harbor with iconic Diamond Head as the backdrop. Designer decorated, fully and luxuriously furnished, in excellent condition, and ready for a new owner to move right in. Just a short distance to Ala Moana Shopping Center, Ward Village, fine dining, movie theaters, entertainment venues, and it's right across the street from one of the best beaches on Oahu. Why wait for something to be built when you can enjoy this beautiful condo now?

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To learn more about Kaka‘ako and recent neighborhood listings, click here.


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