Neighborhood of the Month: Kaka‘ako

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Before the warehouses and high-rises, Kaka‘ako was home to terraced agriculture, fishing villages and salt ponds. The salt harvested in Kaka‘ako was an important commodity for the ali‘i, who used it in blessings, purification, preservation and as a source of income.


The area was first developed for residential use in the 1800s, when tight-knit immigrant camps were formed in the area. After World War II, Kaka‘ako was re-zoned to a commercial district, creating the urban landscape it’s known for today. As Kaka‘ako once again undergoes a revitalization, the importance of its past is referenced across the community in gathering spaces such as SALT at Our Kaka‘ako, and the incorporation of walking paths and architectural design that compliments the area’s natural environment.


In the past decade, an influx of new luxury condos, coupled with strong local and international demand, has put Kaka‘ako on the map. Reserved housing ensures that first-time homeowners can afford to live in this bustling neighborhood, too. With as many as 30 residential buildings planned, Kaka‘ako is one of Honolulu’s most desirable neighborhoods for visitors and residents alike.


To learn more about Kaka‘ako’s active listings and market trends, visit:


1177 Queen Street #612 / Koolani

$619,000 FS

1177 Queen Street #612

1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom – 815 SF

Rare opportunity! Huge one bedroom conveniently located on the same level as the swimming pool and other amenities. Out the front door and enjoy many of the activities that this building has to offer. Close to Ward Center or Ala Moana Center for shopping, movies, restaurants and more. Ala Moana Beach Park is just nearby. Come see this one today. MLS: 201826811



555 South Street #3505 / Keauhou Place

$1,350,000 FS

555 South Street #3505

3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom – 1,346 SF

Views abound in this unique 3-bedroom floorplan! With floor to ceiling double glazed insulated windows, you will have gorgeous 180 degree ocean, diamond head and harbor views. Nice and open floorplan with large kitchen perfect for entertaining. You will enjoy your master bedroom suite with large walk in closet. Located in the heart of Kaka'ako, Keauhou Place affords the contemporary urban living with Down to Earth right downstairs and all the wonderful restaurant of SALT and One Waterfront Plaza just steps away. Very pet friendly with up to 2, 50 pound dogs allowed. Sold AS-IS. Be sure to see the 3D tour. MLS: 201825229​



987 Queen Street #1316 / Aalii

$549,900 FS

987 Queen Street

0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom – 349 SF

Experience Ward Village’s latest LEED-certified property located in the dynamic community of Ward Village. 'A'ali'i Designed by SCB architects is simply a joy to come home to. Unit 1316 a studio/ 1 bath 1 parking home with Lanai embodies creative, contemporary, and elegant, finishes, cutting-edge Bosch appliances and amazing ocean views. Penthouse level amenities provide Lanai 42, a full-floor oasis for relaxing and socializing – with gorgeous 360° views of land and sea and a state of the art Fitness center. Located in the center of Ward Village, 'A'ali'i provides immediate access to a vibrant, planned Central Plaza, world-renowned restaurants, unique local retailers, state-of-the-art movie theaters, a flagship Whole Foods Market, and free community events. MLS: 201822668​



1350 Ala Moana Blvd. #3012 / 1350 Ala Moana

$950,000 FS

1350 Ala Moana Blvd. #3012

2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom – 1,143 SF

Cooler side of the building facing Diamond Head and ocean. Prime location across the street from Ala Moana shopping center and Ala Moana beach park with short walking distances to trendy restaurants. Beautifully renovated with gorgeous wood floors, TOTO washlet in both bathrooms. Convenient parking spot near main entrance. Perfect view of Magic Island’s Fourth of July and Waikiki’s weekly fireworks! An immaculate condo in iconic, well-maintained building in perfect move-in condition. MLS: 201821278​



725 Kapiolani Blvd. #813 / Imperial Plaza

$595,000 FS

725 Kapiolani Blvd. #813

2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom – 1,291 SF

Live and Play in Honolulu's Urban Lifestyle Neighborhood, Kakaako. Desire a large living area? Here's a split level design – graciously sized townhome with 1,291 sq ft of living. 1st floor living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry room and guest half bath. Upstairs master bedroom and guest bedroom comes with their own en suite bathrooms. Relax, enjoy & entertain on the 6th Floor recreation deck with exclusive amenities. MLS: 201821145​