Our Kaka’ako - A Hip Urban Island Lifestyle In Honolulu

Our Kaka’ako is a vibrant community of urban island living developed by Kamehameha Schools’, south of Downtown Honolulu and northwest of Ward Village. Increment I of the neighborhood has completed, comprising 1,336 residential units and 50,000+ sq ft of open space. Increment II is expected to break ground as early as 2023, and the first residential project for Increment II is expected to finish in 2026.

Our Kaka’ako is aimed towards building a progressive community that will encourage the evolution of the island culture in a sustainable neighborhood. It was designed as a walkable community, encouraging the use of different forms of transport. The housing available ranges from low-rise residences to high-rise towers, with lots of inviting green spaces and unique retail and dining experiences.

SALT At Our Kaka’ako is just one example of this. This shopping center is an entire city block comprising 85,000 Sq Ft of specially selected retail, restaurant, and mixed-use space. SALT won the 2018 Shopping Center Of The Year (SCOTY) award as presented by the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Where is Our Kaka’ako?

Our Kaka’ako is on south Oahu, between downtown Honolulu and Kewalo Basin Harbor. This neighborhood is being developed as a mixed-use, mixed-income neighborhood with a variety of housing options right in the urban core. With walkability and alternate forms of transport encouraged, this is the perfect spot if you work downtown.

With over 50,000 sq ft of open space and a neighborhood built around walkability, residents have access to a wide range of unique restaurants, bars, and local breweries. This neighborhood is dedicated to building a healthy, forward-thinking, and sustainable community.

You may never want to leave - but if you do, the golden sands of Ala Moana beach park are only a mile and a half away.

A Neighborhood Built Around Walkability

This entire neighborhood is built with walking in mind. Not only do most of the towers themselves hold amenities of their own - the neighborhood is full of unique boutiques, shops, and open spaces. Built with roots in Hawaiian cultural values, Our Kaka’ako is a popular place to live & visit.

Urban Core

SALT At Our Kaka’ako is one example of what Kaka’ako has to offer. SALT won the 2018 Shopping Center Of The Year Award (SCOTY) and hails itself as “Honolulu’s epicenter for local culture, food, shopping, and innovative events.” Comprising 85,000 square-feet of retail, restaurant, and mixed-use space, you could spend hours perusing your options and admiring the art.

It’s not just local options nearby, though - matching with Hawaii’s incredibly diverse population, there are all kinds of stores and restaurants. Right across from Keauhou Lane is H-Mart Kaka’ako, the only Hawaii location of this popular Korean-American supermarket chain. They carry specialty goods imported from South Korea, Japan, and more.

This whole area is full of a wide variety of diverse restaurant options. It truly is a foodie’s paradise, where you can eat a different cuisine every day of the week and then hit your favorite brewery. Aloha Beer Company is locally owned and has this fun industrial feel to it and a neat outdoor patio area with hanging lights.

Island Lifestyle Opportunities

If you’d rather make dinner at home - the Kaka’ako Farmers’ Market is a great way to support the local economy. It carries food, health and wellness items, pet items, items from local artisans, and more. The vision of this market is to create a supportive environment for local businesses to help improve community health and cultural awareness.

There are so many opportunities to get out and about in the great outdoors in this area. Right around the corner is Mother Waldron Playground as your first option. A bit further on is Kaka’ako Waterfront Park - it doesn’t have a sandy beach but does have a theater and a promenade. Don’t fret, Ala Moana Beach Park and its golden sand beach is only a 15 minute walk away - just past Kewalo Basin Harbor.

About Our Kaka’ako

Our Kaka’ako is a 29-acre community that encompasses nine city blocks and was approved in 2009. Four blocks have been completed, while Kamehameha Schools and its developing partners are in the planning stages for the remaining five blocks. Proudly declaring itself to be the emerging epicenter of progressive island living, Our Kaka’ako is a vibrant community rooted in Hawaiian cultural values.

There are currently just over 1300 residential units in this mixed-use, mixed-income neighborhood. Increment II aims to provide additional affordable, workforce, and market-priced housing, in addition to more retail areas, open spaces, broad sidewalks, and public art. This hip and trendy neighborhood has just about everything so you never need to leave.

Kamehameha Schools Private Trust

Kamehameha Schools is a private trust endowed by the will of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last royal descendant of King Kamehameha I. The trustees of the estate are instructed to use the land to educate her people and preserve their culture. About 1,500 acres are dedicated to commercial property, including 29 acres in Our Kaka’ako.

The neighborhood is being developed in conjunction with various guest developers, such as Stanford Carr in Keauhou Place.

What Kind Of Homes Are Available At Our Kaka’ako?

The homes in Our Kaka’ako range from affordable housing with income limits to one-of-a-kind urban townhomes. The development of the neighborhood is happening in two increments. Increment I is fully developed, featuring a total of 1,336 residential units over multiple residential buildings. Increment II is expected to complete its first residential project in or around 2026.

The six properties that are currently completed are Six Eighty, The Flats at Pu’unui, Keauhou Lane, Keauhou Place, The Collection, and 400 Keawe. To help keep residents fed and happy, SALT At Our Kaka’ako provides 85,000 Sq Ft of retail, restaurant, and mixed-used space right inside the neighborhood - and includes plenty of local options!

Residential Buildings

There are currently several residential buildings in Our Kaka’ako, both high-rise and low-rise. They come in a wide price range and include options from affordable housing to urban 3-story townhomes.

The Collection

  • 600 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96813
  • 43-story residential tower, 4-story mid-rise, urban townhomes
  • 1-Bed to 3-Bed Condos & Townhomes
  • Luxurious amenities
  • Developed by Alexander & Baldwin
  • Completed in 2016

Keauhou Place

  • 555 South Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
  • 43-story residential tower
  • 1-Bed to 3-Bed Condos & Townhomes
  • Luxurious amenities
  • Developed by Stanford Carr in conjunction with others
  • Completed in 2017

Keauhou Lane

  • 502 Keawe Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
  • 6-story low-rise building
  • 1-Bed to 2-Bed Apartments
  • Developed by Hiarchy LLP
  • Completed in 2016

400 Keawe

  • 400 Keawe Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
  • 6-story building
  • 1-Bed to 3-Bed Units
  • Developed by Castle & Cooke with Design Partners Incorporated
  • Completed in 2016

The Flats At Pu’unui

  • 440 Keawe Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
  • 7-story building
  • Studio to 3-Bed Apartments

Six Eighty

  • 680 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96813
  • 4-story low-rise building
  • 1-Bed & Studio Apartments
  • Styled by Cathy Lee of ReStyle

Kaka’ako - An Urban Core Experience With Island Life Mixed In

Are you ready to live in walking distance of both the urban core and a golden sand beach?

Kaka’ako features the experience of life in the big city with an aim to bring residents the island lifestyle. Living here means walking or using a Biki Bike to go to the Kaka’ako Farmers Market in the morning, Ala Moana Beach in the evening, then Downtown Honolulu or Waikiki for the evening. If you don’t feel like travelling that far - Kaka’ako and its neighboring district of Ala Moana are full of wonderful shopping and eating opportunities.

When you’re ready to take the next step in getting a home in Our Kaka’ako, Contact Me, Scott Startsman, Realtor Associate. You can fill in the contact form below, send me an email at [email protected], or call me at 808-291-5441. I love nothing more than introducing people to their new homes.

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Our Kakaako Condos For Sale October 22, 2021
11
Listed
31
Avg. DOM
$927.94
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$795,000
Med. List Price
11 Properties
$5,188,000
Condo: One Waterfront Tower
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
4,475
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
23
Days on Site
202125016
MLS
Perched on the highest floor of One Waterfront Tower in the heart of Kakaako, this elegant penthouse beckons you to start planning your "Palace in the Sky" lifestyle. Built by developer Bruce Stark...
2
Beds
2
Baths
879
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
5
Days on Site
202126121
MLS
The Collection 3806, enjoy sweeping unobstructed ocean, sunset, harbor view from every major room. This modern 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit features, fresh paint ,Bosch Appliances, Quartz countertops , GE...
$920,000
Condo: One Waterfront Tower
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,470
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
24
Days on Site
202124701
MLS
Truly magnificent sunsets. Highly desirable and rarely available, a chic corner-end 2 bedroom 2 bath in our hip Kaka ako area. Located in the Luxury Multi towers of One Waterfront. This...
Open 10/24
555 South Street #1301 Honolulu, HI 96813
$900,000
Condo: Keauhou Place
2
Beds
2
Baths
825
Sq.Ft.
2017
Year Built
9
Days on Site
202125451
MLS
Enjoy the convenient Kakaako lifestyle from this move in ready, corner, 2bd/2ba unit! With H-Mart, SALT, Down to Earth, shopping & eateries nearby you ll never be bored. This unit features a large...
2
Beds
2
Baths
800
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
39
Days on Site
202123882
MLS
RARE 2 bed, 2 bath top-floor, corner-end condo with ocean views and 3 PRIME parking stalls! One of just three units with a spacious lanai on the harbor side of the highly-desired The Lofts @ The...
1
Beds
1
Baths
579
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
7
Days on Site
202126085
MLS
Kakaako Development area offers shopping, restaurants in walking distance. Amenities include party room, dog play area, pool, fitness center, BBQ areas, and much more. Unit comes with 2-split AC...
Open 10/24
555 South Street #1804 Honolulu, HI 96813
$785,000
Condo: Keauhou Place
1
Beds
1
Baths
652
Sq.Ft.
2017
Year Built
21
Days on Site
202124816
MLS
Enjoy the convenience of living in SALT/KAKAAKO and be able to stroll to your downtown office or work from home and enjoy the sweeping ocean and city views from your cool and breezy balcony or from...
$750,000
Condo: One Waterfront Tower
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,470
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
99
Days on Site
202118861
MLS
Developer Bruce Stark's Masterpiece! Iconic and Timeless Twin One Waterfront Towers! Timeless Architecture with the QUALITY MATERIALS USED, FOR CONSTRUCTION!! Compare to all buildings built after...
$749,000
Condo: One Waterfront Tower
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,470
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
79
Days on Site
202119924
MLS
Highly desirable and spacious corner-end unit with 2 bedroom 2 bathrooms 2 cover parking stalls. This well-maintained home with breathtaking view of the ocean and mountains. The unit enjoys Central...
$688,000
Condo: One Waterfront Tower
1
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,270
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
22
Days on Site
202124889
MLS
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$639,000
Condo: One Waterfront Tower
1
Beds
1
Baths
804
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
19
Days on Site
202124478
MLS
MESMERIZING OCEAN AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS surround you with every step you take within this unit. Gaze out into the ocean while you view the sunset or enjoy the romance of the city lights in the evening....