Kalama Valley is a peaceful residential neighborhood in Hawai’i Kai, situated at the base of Koko Head Crater. If you’re looking for privacy without the bustle of the city while still having convenient access to stores, shopping centers, and restaurants, Kalama Valley is a great option. With large single-family homes and townhomes nestled into the hillside, this neighborhood is appealing for people of all lifestyles, including young couples, retirees, and multi-generational families.
Historically, Hawai‘i Kai was once home to one of the largest fishponds on the island and the area of Kalama Valley was originally zoned for agriculture. In 1968, it became rezoned for urbanization and the owners, Bishop Estate, gave Kaiser the permission to develop the land. Politically, it may be important to note that Kalama Valley was the location for Native Hawaiian protests during the 1970s regarding land use and these protests were credited for sparking the Hawaiian Renaissance later on.
Today, the neighborhood has a suburban feel, with clean, well-maintained roads, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and carefully planned parks. During the early mornings and cool evenings, you can see elderly couples getting in their daily walk, along with pet-owners with their four-legged friends and moms with strollers. During the afternoon, there’s keiki of all ages visiting Kalama Valley Community Park. Many of the townhomes also boast of private parks, which are appealing for families who are looking for a new place to live.
In general, the homes here are older, with larger layouts – the majority of them have been built in the 70s and 80s. They range from 5,000 to 7,000 square feet and the larger properties can go up to 12,000 square feet with gorgeous five bedrooms. The townhomes are newer and range from one to five bedrooms, featuring a more modern style in regards to appliances, amenities, and design. The median price range for homes here is currently at about $1.5 million.
Overall, Kalama Valley is an ideal place for anyone who is looking for a neighborhood with a relaxed, family-friendly vibe on the east side. It’s not easy to find available homes in this area, so we suggest you reach out to a real estate agent to help you find Kalama Valley homes or townhomes for sale.
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