3 O‘ahu Neighborhoods for The Modern Family
(Sponsored) These local neighborhoods check off the boxes for family-friendly living.
What makes a neighborhood family-friendly? When it comes to our ‘ohana and deciding where to settle down, we care about things like walkability, proximity to good schools and clean parks. Here are our top three living choices for the modern family.
It’s not just hype – the new Koa Ridge and Ho‘opili developments are truly something else. A project by Castle & Cooke Hawai‘i, Mililani’s Koa Ridge offers a 7-mile interconnected pedway for walking and biking. Over in Kapolei, Ho‘opili by D.R. Horton will offer seven recreation centers with pools, playgrounds, five new schools and even a community garden.
Kaka‘ako’s hip and urban lifestyle are attractive for families who want to enjoy easy access to Ward Village, Ala Moana Beach Park, and Ala Moana Shopping Center. With top-rated private schools like Punahou and ‘Iolani just 10 minutes away, it’s hard to beat the location. Luxurious living spaces like A‘ali‘i and Ko‘ula offer the ease of condo living: 24/7 security, gyms, pools and barbeque spaces.
While there are currently no new developments in Kaimukī, this slower-paced neighborhood is known for its historic homes and newly eclectic vibe. Keiki can enjoy delicious smoothies from Jewel or Juice, get crafty at the Art Explorium or geek out Gecko Books & Comics. Whether it’s learning ballet at Page Academy of Dance or spending a Saturday morning at Kāhala Mall, Kaimukī offers plenty to do.
Keep these places in mind as you look, and remember to search for a community that matches your family’s unique lifestyle and needs. You’re sure to find a comfortable and welcoming neighborhood that’s just right for you.