Kuliouou real estate is a located on Oahu’s east side, between Niu Valley
and Hawaii Kai
. Although it is technically part of the Diamond Head region, because it’s so far down the Kalanianaole Highway, it’s easy to assume that it’s part of Hawaii Kai. Homes in this neighborhood sit on a generally flat section of the Koolau Mountains as they slope down toward Maunalua Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Residents enjoy slightly cooler temperatures, more rainfall, and therefore lusher vegetation than those living in properties along the coast. There is typically little traffic up here, so it’s a quiet area, and many yards are full of fruit trees and beautiful flowers, which add nice touches to the landscaping.
Kuliouou home owners enjoy close proximity to shopping centers in Hawaii Kai, a convenient 20-30 minute commute into downtown Honolulu, and a short drive to beaches and beach parks along Kalanianaole Highway. Residents also have access to Kuliouou Ridge Trail, which offers a hike that both beginners and more advanced hikers will enjoy, and whose trailhead is located right in the neighborhood.
Most Kuliouou houses are medium-sized, single-family homes offering 2-3 bedrooms and 1,100 - 1,900 sq ft of living space. There are also larger homes with 6+ bedrooms and over 3,000 sq ft of living space. These houses tend to be separated into individual living areas with private entrances, which makes them ideal if you’re in the market for a rental property. While there are properties in Kuliouou with large 11,000-12,000 sq ft lots, and even a few on expansive lots over 1 acre, the vast majority of homes in this neighborhood offer smaller lots in the 5,000 sq ft range. Lots can be level, terraced or sloping. Most houses on lots that are level spread out in one story layouts and offer views of the mountains rising up around the neighborhood. On the sloping and terraced lots, you’ll find a number of split-level and two-story homes, many with a lanai that looks out to the surrounding mountains, and some offering ocean views as well. Facing east, many residents enjoy incredible sunrise views!
The interior layouts often feature open living areas and family rooms with open-beam ceilings and wood accents throughout. The vaulted ceilings in some of these homes can create the illusion of a larger space when space is actually quite limited. You’ll find that, while Kuliouou homes aren’t luxurious, they are very nice, feature clean,open designs, and are well taken care of. A large number were built in the 1980s, and another grouping of homes in the neighborhood were built in the 1950d and 1960s. You can find a few newer homes built as recently as 2007 and older homes dating back to the ‘30s scattered throughout the neighborhood as well.
No matter when a house was built, the attraction for new residents is the same as it’s been for decades: a lush mountainside locale, beautiful views, and a quiet neighborhood that is conveniently located close to towns, shopping centers, restaurants and other businesses. If you’d like to escape to a home with tropical mountain surroundings while staying close to great beaches, a home in Kuliouou may be the perfect fit!
Neighborhoods close by with simiar homes to those in Kuliouou include: Niu Valley
, Aina Haina
& Waialae Nui
. You can also see some of Honolulu's luxury homes located in Diamond Head