Rendering of Proposed Wai Kai Wave Surf Park in Hoakalei. Photo courtesy of Haseko
Located along the South Shore of Oahu, Ewa Beach is one of the island's sunniest, and most popular places to live given the boom in residential and commercial real estate development over the last decade. Just west of Pearl Harbor and about 20 miles away from Honolulu. Hoakalei is situated in "New Ewa Beach" which is identified by locals as everything north of Papipi Road. This orients the Hoakalei neighborhood as one of the deepest into Ewa, furthest from the freeway down Fort Weaver Road.
Residents can make the trip into Honolulu for all the events and activities they could dream of. Attend a concert or conference, visit a museum, eat at a locally-owned restaurant, or head to the beach. Due to the rich history in the area, there is plenty to take in and learn about. Waikiki has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. For water sports lovers, the North Shore is home to the pineapple plantation where the Banzai Pipeline is, and some of the best surfing around. Diamond Head is in the distance and is available to explore or go for a hike.
On Oahu, Honolulu is the heart of the island. It’s been known as the gathering place among locals for as long as it’s been around. Many people come from all over the world to visit this famous city. Tourism is a massive industry, so there is no lack of things to do, see, and businesses to enjoy. The Hawaiian lifestyle is vibrant, and the pace of life is a little slower here. Hoakalei is in a great location to enjoy all of the wonderful things the island has to offer.
Ewa Beach is a region that’s reputation has undergone a massive shift. With the addition of new businesses and growth, the community is growing in the best way. Hoakalei is a focal point of this community, and it’s helping shift the overall atmosphere. The planned community was built by Haseko, an award-winning developer who did not disappoint.
While maintaining a genuine island influence in the homes, they are a local business that calls the area home. The community has a conscious resort lifestyle that drew influence from Ko Olina, a neighboring community. The Hoakalei Country Club is a hot spot for residents to enjoy within walking distance within the community. There are three distinct communities within Hoakalei, and there are a variety of floor plans to choose from.
While homes are no longer available directly from the builder, there are homes for sale by the owners. This community was highly sought-after and sold out quite quickly. Homes in Hoakalei cost between $700,000 and $1.6 million, depending on the floor plan and upgrades.
The amenities available at Hoakalei are a big reason residents love the community. For golf lovers, this place is a dream. The community is home to one of the largest and premier driving ranges on Oahu. The range is very well-maintained, and it reaches up to 350 yards. The driving range at Hoakalei uses Titleist NXT Tour S balls that provide a luxurious and comfortable feel, so residents feel like they’re using the best. There is also a short game area on-site, including bunkers. Residents are encouraged to use this area before or after playing to adjust their game.
There are several full-sized courses available for members to enjoy. The Championship course was designed by Ernie Els, otherwise known as “The Big Easy.” This course is a challenge for the most seasoned golfers, but occasional golfers will still enjoy their time here. The 7,400-yard course is one of the largest in Hawaii, including the back tees. The regular tees course measures 6,200 yards, so it’s a more laid back time for players. The course is kept in the best condition, so members never have to worry about anything.
The 112 bunkers course has 112 bunkers placed strategically among the course, designed by Mr. Els to suit all golfers, but to be challenging and high risk-reward. Many members love this because it’s extremely satisfying. There are beautiful water features, which can be challenging at times. The layout of the course was developed to be in conjunction with trade winds, so each time it’s played, it could feel like a new course.
The community clubhouse is called the Hoakalei Country Club. It has a very distinct Hawaiian plantation style, and the interior matches the quintessential island decor and vibe. There is a golf shop on-site that has exclusive merchandise that can be tough to locate elsewhere. Members have access to lockers, the restaurant, and the lanai, which has access to the pool. Residents can utilize the poolside for parties and get-togethers after a great game of golf. The Country Club aims to provide it all: a relaxing place to enjoy post-golf game celebrations, read a great book, or spend time enjoying the sun with the family. The community offers an exclusive lifestyle that only members get to reap the benefits of.
The Reflections restaurant is a contemporary restaurant that serves Pacific Rim cuisine and can serve up to 300 guests between the indoor and outdoor seating. Executive Chefs Chiharu Takei and Shingo Kosaka take immense pride in their work and provide an experience for their guests. The restaurant is perfect for date night, family gatherings, or corporate functions and includes a 1,500 bottle wine cellar and a private room for functions. These features are exclusive to Hoakalei members only.
There are three distinct communities at Hoakalei: Ka Makana, Kipuka, and Kuapapa.
Ka Makana was the first community to be developed at Hoakalei. There were two groups of homes developed: the Koa Lifestyle and the Koa Premier. The lifestyle provided two floorplans, and premier provided five floorplans. These Hoakalei homes have between 2,100 and 3,500 square feet.
Kipuka is a gated community that overlooks the golf course and is surrounded entirely by green. The community has the two home series called Garden & Golf. The garden series homes look out onto the greenways, and the golf series homes have views of the fairways. Garden series homes have up to 1,700 square feet of living space, but the golf series homes are considerably bigger with up to 2,200 square feet. These single-family homes are all two stories with four bedrooms. A private pool, spa, and recreation area are available for Kipuka residents, including the Wai Hale Club. There is also a private boat launch into the lagoon.
Kuapapa homes were the last addition to the Hoakalei and the most luxurious. The homes in the community have the widest variety of floorplans and options. The gated community looks onto a green course and has water features. Residents can enjoy the incredible Hawaiian sunsets. Residents have access to the Wai Hale Club and private boat launch.
The home styles available at Kuapapa are the Loulou, Naio, Elama, Koa Lifestyle, and Koa Premier.
Loulou style homes are Seaside Cottage homes, and there are four models that have up to 1,800 square feet and have between three and four bedrooms. They boast open-concept floorplans with beautifully covered lanais and front porches. Residents have the ultimate outdoor relaxation spots in these homes.
Naio style homes have a Southern-style and have between four to five bedrooms. These large homes have up to 2,300 square feet and have three full bathrooms. This floorplan is beautiful and inviting.
Elama style homes have views of the golf course and the Kuapapa Preserve. There are three different designs that have up to 2,100 square feet. There are at least four bedrooms and between two and a half and three bathrooms.
The Koa Lifestyle and Premier homes are the same names as the Ka Makana homes, but they are the sister styles. They have up to 3,500 square feet and are extremely roomy with up to five bedrooms. The options between these two homes are endless. They include upgraded finishes, and they are very elegant and luxurious.
There’s a good reason why the homes at Hoakalei have sold out as fast as they did and why homeowners choose to stay in the community for as long as they can.
The developer of Hoakalei homes has not ruled out the possibility of future communities, but there has not been any formal announcements or specifics released. What we can expect is the highly anticipated Hoakalei surf park named the "Wai Kai Wave" coming soon to the neighborhood within the next few years.
Ewa Beach has been around for a long time, so most of the community has been developed. Any new communities have been transformed from previously developed properties. Due to a lack of space and low supply, the prices continue to rise in this desired area. Eventually, typical homeowners won’t be able to afford the neighborhood and will choose a different location, even if it doesn’t offer as much as Ewa Beach does.
Prices have seen strong growth in the area, and the demand also continues to grow. Businesses are continuing to move into the area, driving more interest from homebuyers. Oahu has a very healthy real estate market because everyone wants to live in paradise if they can. Many homebuyers choose Oahu to invest in real estate for a second home or as an investment rental property.
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