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Keikilani…An “Ideal Family Neighborhood”

Sixth in a series

Among the pocket neighborhoods within the Aina Haina community is Keikilani an enclave of approximately 80 single family homes. The majority are custom designed and built in the 1950s, but typically remodeled over the years. Landscaping is mature and generally well maintained, creating an appealing streetscape in this quiet, cul de sac neighborhood.

Keikilani, the name of the main access road off Kalanianaole Highway, translates from the Hawaiian as “child” and “heavenly” an appropriate image for a residential area so well suited to family living.

Although Keikilani presents itself as an “off the beaten track” neighborhood with minimal traffic, it is close to numerous conveniences and recreational options.

Just across the highway is Wailupe Beach Park with picnic facilities and calm waters for fishing or kayaking; a surf break is a short paddle out from the beach. Adjacent to the subdivision is the Aina Haina Community Park with a multipurpose building, ball fields, tennis courts, and playground accessories. Programs include classes in arts and crafts, music, games, and sports geared to people of all ages. Aina Haina shopping center, which includes a library, banks, restaurants, and shops, is a block away. Close-by are Aina Haina and Holy Nativity Elementary Schools.

Frances Kuba (R), ABR, CRES, e-Pro, SRES, a Realtor with Herbert K. Horita Realty, has listed a three bedroom, 1,215 square foot, two story split level home on Keikilani Circle for $729,000. Its large open lanai and main living areas afford ocean, Diamond Head, and mountain views. The back yard of the 7,320 square foot property abuts the hillside.

“There are not too many listings in this pocket area because people are passing down their homes to successive generations,” Kuba said. “Everyone is very friendly and seems to knows their neighbors. Homes on the hillside have great views and receive breezes from the valley.

“Another appealing feature is the very strong 40-year-old Aina Haina Community Association that brings residents together to address issues that may impact the neighborhood.

“Keikilani is not only a great neighborhood for the keiki, but also for multi-generational families. There are very few residential areas on Oahu that offer such easy access to so many conveniences and amenities… and most of them actually within walking distance.”

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