Data Current September 2007
This Kama'aina family neighborhood is bordered by Keolu Loop to the West & includes Ku'upau street to the North. It ends East at the hills located above & behind Lanikai and Bellows Air Force Station. The Southwestern border is approximately at Akamai Street (Kailua Bluffs), and the Southwest border is Keolu Drive Loop (Enchanted Lake). The lower part of Keolu Hills is comprised mostly of bungalow-style homes original to the early 1950s, most in various stages of remodel. Some are have been completely torn down and rebuilt, some are tear-downs. These start at around $700K, with tear downs in the $600K's, making this area one of the more affordable areas of Kailua. Homes are usually post & pier, with single wall construction and no garage (most have added carports), unless there has been a remodel. Square footage starts around 900, with the original floorplans, and goes up to over 3,000 from there, depending upon the remodel. The upper, very hilly, part of Keolu Hills, with its newer "executive homes" is more expensive, up to $1.2 million, often with very nice ocean and/or mountain views, larger sqare footage and larger lot sizes. This area is very convenient to shopping at the Enchanted Lakes Center (Safeway, Starbucks, Ben Franklin), and is just a few miles, by street, from Kailua Beach Park and Kailua Town. (See also Hillcrest & Kailua Bluffs, which are nearby.)
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