Palolo real estate takes up the entire valley that's cradled between St. Louis Heights
on the west and Wilhelmina Rise
on the east, with Waialae Ave as its southern border. Like other valleys in Hawaii, the trip from the entrance to the back areas ends you up in a different climate than the one where you started.
Homes in Palolo's far end get noticeably more rain, often on a daily basis, as well as cooler temperatures. The rest of the valley gets plenty of precipitation as well, which explains the flourishing green growth you can't help noticing. Plant lovers will find this a superb place to settle.
Generally, Palalo houses are more affordable than any of the other neighborhoods nearby, which makes it an attractive option for those with lower budgets. Still, it does claim more than a few properties that are worth well over the 7 figure mark.
The average residence, across the board, is a plantation style house, often with single wall construction. This is due to the fact that so many of these structure have remained since that era, all these decades later. Most families tend to stay here for a long time.
Families is the key word as there is a very large percentage of houses with 3, 4 and even 5+ bedrooms here. Perfect for parents with a lot of children or for the many multi-generational households we have in Hawaii.
Some of the most striking Palolo homes are those that line, and even cling to, the slopes on each side. These aren't the most ideal conditions for those with mobility issues or for just loading in the groceries. In exchange, however, those residents get views that take in not only much of the valley and often Diamond Head
, some can also see the Pacific from their perch. Not a bad tradeoff.
The locals can easily drive into Kaimuki, Kapahulu or down the way to Kahala
and shop or dine at all of their many options. Even Waikiki's beaches are in reach whenever sun or surf is calling you. Add all that to the affordability and you can understand why more and more are flocking to Palolo.
Home close by the Palolo neighborhood include: St. Louis Heights
, Wilhelmina Rise