Kahala is one of Hawaii’s most prestigious and exclusive neighborhoods and is often referred to as the “Beverly Hills of Hawaii” for its beauty and Avenue of premiere ocean front properties. Located on the south side of Oahu, Kahala has a picturesque ocean shoreline with waters that are calm to swim in. Kahala’s beach stretches over 1 mile in length and includes sandy shores that change to an intermittent section of beach and end with sea walls. Kahala is flat in topography which is a rarity on Oahu and favored for many who appreciate that their land is completely useable.
What to Love
- Kahala’s sandy shores perfect for sunrise beach walks
- Kahala Beach Park
- Kahala Mall
- Waialae Golf Course
- The Kahala Hotel
People & Lifestyle
Kahala is a neighborhood of luxury and relaxation. Kahala has wider roads, less traffic, and beautiful homes surrounding. Kahala’s close proximity to grocery stores, restaurants, convenient shopping, beaches, parks, and hikes make it an ideal location for living. Kahala’s location and security makes it an ideal location for families.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Kahala Mall Shopping Center was once known as Waialae Shopping Center back in the late 50’s and was a Liberty House department store, a grocery store, and a drugstore. Kahala Mall was transformed in 1970 to be the first enclosed shopping mall in all of Hawaii.
Kahala Mall has over 100 boutiques, shops, and restaurants. The first Whole Foods ever in Hawaii is located in Kahala Mall along with local boutiques, Apple Store, California Pizza Kitchen, Chili’s, Kahala 8-plex Theatres, Macy’s, and much more.
Kahala Mall also has a center stage with weekly live entertainment and performances.
Local grown Hawaiian fruits and vegetables, gourmet meats and cheeses and delicious home-made desserts and frozen treats can be found at many of the local eating establishments.
Things to Do
Some of Oahu’s most prominent real estate is the ocean front properties along Kahala Avenue. These estates have unobstructed ocean views, and many resemble mansions rarely seen anywhere else on the island. Be sure to take a drive along Kahala Avenue to see some of the stately homes and beauty that Kahala Avenue has to offer.
Waialae Golf Course is home to the Sony Open in Hawaii. Waialae is a player-friendly championship course with wide forgiving fairways. The course plays to a par 70 for the Sony Open and is a popular course because of its gentle trade winds that cool the course. Waialae’s signature hole, the par 3 eighth hole, is bordered for 186 yards by the ocean.
Public Schools in the neighborhood are organized by the Hawaii Department of Education. Highlights include:
- Kahala Elementary School, Public, K-5
- Kaimuki Middle School, Public, 6-8
- Kalani High School, Public, 9-12
- Mary, Star of the Sea, Private, (Montessori Roman Catholic), PK-12
- Sacred Hearts Academy, Private (All-girls, Roman Catholic), PK-12
- St Louis School, Private (All-boys, Roman Catholic), 5-12
- Honolulu Waldorf High School, Private, 9-12
- Punahou School, Private, K-12
- Iolani School, Private, K-12
- Mid Pacific Institution, Private, Preschool, K-12