My Favorite Honolulu Neighborhood: Palolo
Palolo is a quiet residential neighborhood in a valley that’s roughly 2,500 acres bordered by Waialae Avenue in the Kaimuki neighborhood. Palolo is also nearly adjacent east to the Manoa Valley. Filled with lush green vegetation, some of the most expensive homes in Oahu are located here with terrific ocean and hillside views. Elevation is higher here, so more rainfall is normal.
Palolo is very convenient but is a relatively unknown community. Located less than four miles away from downtown Honolulu and about a mile away from the Diamond Head landmark, Palolo Valley is split between a fairly dense residential region and an agricultural region close to the mountains. Palolo stream bisects the valley, and the Koolau Mountain Range borders Palolo to the north.
Palolo’s location makes the community convenient to neighborhood of Kaimuki and the massive outdoor shopping complex of Ala Moana. Palolo is also within easy driving distance of Kahala Mall, Waikiki Beach, Hawaii Loa Ridge, Waialae Iki, Aina Haina, Koko Marina, and Haunama Bay.
Most properties for sale in the Palolo area are single family homes, however there are some townhomes and condos available too. Palolo has grown in popularity over the years due to its relative affordability.