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!
The price range of houses for sale in Kuliouou is $650K to $1.6M with a median price of $1.27M, median interior of 1,362sf and median land size of 15,236sf.
The median price of houses sold in Kuliouou year-to-date (Jan - Sep 23, 2017) is $985K. In previous years it was $822K (2016), $830K (2015), $811K (2014), $790K (2013), $720K (2012), $662K (2011), $700K (2010), $729K (2009), $687K (2008), $825K (2007), $722K (2006), $730K (2005), $570K (2004), $454K (2003).
13 houses have sold in Kuliouou year-to-date (Jan - Sep 23, 2017). In previous years, the total number of houses sold were 15 (2016), 11 (2015), 12 (2014), 13 (2013), 15 (2012), 12 (2011), 4 (2010), 9 (2009), 11 (2008), 11 (2007), 11 (2006), 11 (2005), 10 (2004), 13 (2003).
On average Kuliouou houses were on the market for 60 days before they were sold (Jan - Sep 23, 2017). In previous years it was 71 days (2016), 84 days (2015), 95 days (2014), 55 days (2013), 61 days (2012), 88 days (2011), 46 days (2010), 71 days (2009), 83 days (2008), 56 days (2007), 52 days (2006), 67 days (2005), 47 days (2004), 50 days (2003).
The average days on market for Kuliouou houses before sold were 28 days August 2017 compared to 87 days August 2016.
The ratio of Kuliouou houses sales price vs list price were 100.6% August 2017 compared to 97.4% August 2016.
2 Kuliouou houses were sold August 2017 compared to 1 house sold August 2016.
The total dollar volume of houses currently for sale in Kuliouou is $4.8M and the sold dollar volume year-to-date (Jan - Sep 23, 2017) is $13.49M. In previous years sold dollar volume was $13.81M (2016), $9.07M (2015), $11.62M (2014), $9.94M (2013), $12.94M (2012), $7.93M (2011), $2.66M (2010), $6.56M (2009), $7.66M (2008), $8.9M (2007), $8.09M (2006), $8.48M (2005), $5.75M (2004), $6.12M (2003).
The most recent sale in Kuliouou was a house located at 179A Kaeleloi Place, sold for $875K on Aug 17, 2017. It had 1358sf of interior. 9 other recent sales include: 5994 Kalanianaole Highway (1,470sf) sold for $780K on 8/11/2017. 5984 Kalanianaole Highway (3,133sf) sold for $1.4M on 6/29/2017. 187 Kaeleloi Place (1,158sf) sold for $797K on 6/28/2017. 752 Kalaau Place (1,670sf) sold for $750K on 5/30/2017. 316 Elelupe Road (2,952sf) sold for $1.4M on 5/30/2017. 332 Elelupe Road (2,045sf) sold for $1.05M on 4/13/2017. 6003 Elelupe Place (1,404sf) sold for $923K on 4/12/2017. 632 Kuliouou Road (1,127sf) sold for $775K on 4/6/2017. 6075 Keoki Place (1,026sf) sold for $1M on 3/17/2017.
4 of the houses have ocean views and 4 have mountain views.