Neighborhoods, continued. We were talking about neighborhoods on Oahu. The town of Kailua is on the Windward side of Oahu and has all the criteria you'd ever want if you live or visit Hawaii - except the prices of homes and the wee wetter weather in winter (but that's what makes it so green).
The natural features of Kailua make it a place of much natural beauty. The most significant features of Kailua are the bay, the mountains, and the wetlands. Kailua Bay is a magnificent place symbolizing the regional quality of the community. Kailua Beach and nearby Lanikai have been on the "Worlds Best Beach" lists by several publishers for many years.
There are some great neighborhoods in Kailua and some of the best for a home in Hawaii are Enchanted Lakes, Coconut Grove, Beachside, Lanikai, Maunawili, Olomana, Aikahi, and their distinct areas.
Kailua has great new shopping and restaurants including newcomers Whole Foods, Executive Chef, Cactus Bistro, Prima, and CPK and tons of little boutiques and specialty shops. There's several farmer's markets for fresh produce and specialty items, lots of community events, and you're 20 minutes from downtown Honolulu.
For more information on Kailua or other neighborhoods on Oahu in Hawaii check out http://oahuhawaiirealestateonline.com/neighborhoods.shtml where you can get the straight skinny and search for all fee simple properties on Oahu.