Kapolei, Hawaii: The Second City of Oahu

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Real Estate Agent with Hawaii Military Realty, Inc.

By:  David Kucic, Hawaii Home Buying and Selling Team

www.davidkucic.com

Oahu, Hawaii is VERY crowded in certain places on the island.  The Ko'olau Mountain Range on the Windward side of the island and the Waianae Mountain Range on the Leeward side of the island account for a large part of the island.  There are homes scattered in various places around the base of the Ko'olau mountain range, partially on the slope and even some towards the top.  The Waianae Mountain Range have much less homes on any part of it. 

 

Honolulu is the "hub" to a lot of what goes on here in Oahu.  There are high rise office buildings, high rise condominiums and a whole lot of traffic in Honolulu.

 

On several occasions, I have had the pleasure to hear our Mayor speak about the future of the island.  His name is Mufi Hanneman and he has vision.  Regardless of my political affiliation, I will always listen to someone that makes sense.

 

Mayor Hanneman envisions Kapolei, Hawaii as our "Second City".  He wants Oahu residents to be able to live, work and play in the same place rather than live in one place and have drive to another place (in congested traffic) to go to work.  Kapolei is the perfect place to do that on Oahu.  There is room there for expansion and the Leeward side of the island is where many workers that normally drive to Honolulu each day are coming from.

 

There has already been plenty of growth in Kapolei and in Ewa Beach which is also on Leeward Oahu.

 

Recently, TARGET, announced that they would be building a store in Kapolei, Hawaii near the Home Depot home improvement store.   Here is a brief list of some of the larger businesses that are in the Kapolei area:

 

•1)      Home Depot

•2)      K-Mart

•3)      Safeway Grocery Store

•4)      Ace Hardware Store

•5)      Chilis Restaurant

•6)      McDonalds

•7)      Burger King

•8)      Jack in the Box

•9)      Starbucks x2

•10)  Outback Steakhouse

•11)  Longs Drugstore

•12)  Movie Theatres

•13)  Government Offices

•14)  Police Department Headquarters

•15)  Post Office

 

There are many, many small restaurants and satellite stores as well.  The city continues to grow and will eventually be the Second City of Oahu.

 

Are you in the hotel business or know someone that is?  We need a mid range hotel/motel equivalent to a Holiday Inn, Quality Inn, Hampton Inn or something similar.  It is expensive enough to come to Hawaii on vacation and there should be some more affordable accommodations for the average person to be able to come and enjoy.  There is a resort in Kapolei but it is very expensive even by Hawaii standards.  We do not have a medium priced hotel on this side of the island.  If you know an investor that has vision, point him towards building a hotel in Kapolei.

 

Aloha and when on Oahu, come visit Kapolei!

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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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I just got a walk in the other day from one of the big wigs for the Target store coming up....of course, they are set up on the auto listings now...WooHoo! Great info....where's some pics?
Jun 25, 2007 06:16 PM #1
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Thats great Sally!  Good luck with that one. Did they say when they will be breaking ground?  Pictures????  I have a hard enough time getting a good post together!  Someday I may be able to figure out how to get good at this stuff but for right now I will leave all of that quality picture and video stuff up to those of you that have real talent.  Have a good night!

Jun 25, 2007 06:26 PM #2
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They're talking complete by next October. You have talent David....bring it out!
Jun 25, 2007 06:36 PM #3
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Randy Prothero
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You left out my favorite in KoOlina: Roy"s Restaurant.  They have some of the best food and atmosphere on the island.
Jun 25, 2007 11:23 PM #4
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1SG (Ret.) David Kucic
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For Randy:

Jun 26, 2007 06:37 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Sally:  Did he say if that was for the one in Kapolei?  I am curious because the developer in Ewa Beach (where Target was thinking of building) told me that they were looking at "numerous locations" throughout the islands.  Thanks for the compliment but I have nowhere near the blogging abilities of you and some of the others.  Everyday I read, look and continue to be amazed at the cooll stuff that you guys write about!
Jun 26, 2007 06:40 AM #6
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The guy said Kapolei. Stop looking at others and it'll come out of you. It already is starting to. Let's see if you can handle my new one today...woops.

Jun 26, 2007 05:08 PM #7
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I sure hope it is Kapolei.  Tonya just loves Target.  Thanks for the encouragement and that post today of yours was pretty deep!

Jun 27, 2007 03:46 AM #8
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