These communities lie on the edge of the Leeward Region. Civilian and military personnel like the short commute between these communities and their jobs at Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Camp Smith, and Hickam Air Force Base. Military housing is available on most of the bases. Active and retired military use any one of several commissaries and exchanges nearby, a Navy/Marine golf course and clubs for enlisted men, officers and their families. Homes in these areas generally reflect the architecture of the 60s to the present. Aiea extends high up the hill to Aiea Height's single-family homes and townhouses, which overlook the ocean, Pearl Harbor, and the sunsets. PearlRidges is one of Oahu real estate's largest condominium markets: the high-rise condominiums are within two blocks of regional shopping center PearlRidges and Pali Momi Hospital. For those who prefer townhouses, an abundant number are located just beyond the high-rises. At the top of PearlRidges is a neighborhood of executive homes called The Royal Summit. Pearl City is an older and larger community with several neighborhoods of single-family homes known as Pearl City Uplands, Waiau, Momilani, and Pacific Palisades. At the bottom of Pearl City runs Kamehameha Highway where you'll find a high concentration of strip malls, free standing stores and fast food outlets.
The beautifully landscaped master planned community of Waikele offers affordable homes. Buyers can select from a spectrum of golf course homes, townhouses and garden condominiums with bike paths, community parks, a golf course and a site for a future elementary school. The neighborhood is governed by covenants designed to preserve the quality of the area. The area offers eateries, and the island's only retail factory outlet, The Waikele Premium Outlets. Residents and visitors flock to this retail outlet for substantial savings.
Originally a plantation town, the quaint buildings of the original town center are being preserved for future generations. Newer neighborhoods have been built at the entrance to the Ewa area. The Ewa-Gentry subdivision began development in 1988 with the Soda Creek single-family home project and will eventually have a total of 8,000 units of single and multi-family projects. Palm Villa and Palm Court subdivisions are townhouses, some with grassy courtyards, and others with decks. All have detached parking stalls for each unit. The Arbors subdivision has larger townhouses that include attached garages and an attractive recreational center with a swimming pool for each large group of townhouses. Sunrise is a 3-story condominium subdivision. Sun Terra project offers single-family homes with glass block windows and bay windows. Westloch is a master planned neighborhood with the emphasis on cul-de-sac streets to enhance neighborhood identity. Most houses are grouped in clusters around common courtyards and tot lots. The single-family homes were incorporated in 1988. Some of the homes were sponsored by the City to allow some families to purchase below the market price. Some of the houses border the West Loch golf course. Two of the projects in this neighborhood are West Loch Fairways and West Loch Estates.
The "second city" of Oahu is part of a long-range plan by The Estate of James Campbell for lands located on the western coast of the island of Oahu. It is a master-planned urban center in which people can live, work and play. The Kapolei region encompasses the state's largest industrial park and second-busiest commercial harbor, a new business park and vacation resort area, residential developments, and telecommunications infrastructure. Kapolei's new residential communities offer townhomes, and single-family start-up and move-up homes, to executive ocean-view and golf course homes with amenities such as marinas, golf courses, parks and community recreation centers. Private companies have developed the neighborhoods of Kapolei Knolls and Ocean Pointe and the community of Ewa by Gentry. The area also offers community shopping centers, the Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park, public schools, a private pre-school and elementary school, marina, hospital and a megaplex.
The Villages of Kapolei consist of eight privately developed residential villages, three schools, a senior housing center, a golf course, neighborhood parks and two recreation centers. Five of the villages have been built with three more planned for future development. The completed villages are named: Kumu Iki, A'eloa, Malanai, Kekuilani and Iwalani/Kulalani. Residents select from single family or condominium town homes. Buyers receive more for their money than for similar priced homes in the Honolulu region. The new homes may have vaulted ceilings, quality fixtures and cabinetry, and the latest construction systems. Some of the units are designated as "affordable" (below market price) to allow buyers to purchase who would not otherwise be able to own a market priced home.
This hillside community began in the early 1960s and today has more than 3,500 single family homes and townhouses. The upper slopes of Makakilo continue to be developed. Among the newer subdivisions are Royal Ridges (single family) and Westview at Makakilo Heights (townhouse). The residents of this hillside community enjoy panoramic vistas of the Pacific Ocean and some views extend to Diamond Head in the east.
The site of a large resort modeled on the image of Kaanapali on the island of Maui. The Fairways at Ko Olina was the first private townhouse project bordering the Ko Olina Resort's championship golf course. Additional luxury homes and townhomes in the Ko Olina district include Ko Olina Kai, the Beach Villas at Ko Olina, Ko Olina Hillside Villas, The Coconut Plantation, and Kai Lani at Ko Olina. All of which are popular gathering places for locals and visitors alike.