: For new, to be built, condos in Kakaako visit our new Honolulu condos
page or consider visiting our Ward Village condos
page, which is the most popular part of Kakaako. Kakaako's 3 Sections
The Super Block: Condos near Ala Moana Shopping Center (Hokua, 1350 Ala Moana, Koolani etc).
Ward Village: Condos near Ward Centre & the old Ward Warehouse site (Waiea, Anaha, Ae'o etc).
Our Kakaako: Condos near Downtown (The Collection, Keauhou Place etc). Kakaako's Transformation
Kakaako is Hawaii’s fastest growing and most exciting new urban neighborhood, undergoing a major transformation and rejuvenation. Ala Moana to the east (bordered by Piikoi St), Downtown Honolulu to the west (bordered by Punchbowl St) and the ocean to the south, makes for a very convenient location with shopping, beach and business all close by.
More than twenty new Kakaako condos were planned in recent years - a few already completed or under construction - and will include more than 5,000 units total once all towers are completed. Most residential condo developments in Kakaako are driven by two master plans - Ward Village
by Howard Hughes Corporation and Our Kakaako
by Kamehameha Schools. The plans include improved sidewalks, parks, retail shops & more to make Kakaako a super convenient community where one hardly needs a car.
New or fairly new Kakaako condos for sale typically range in price from $500,000's for the lower priced 1BR units to $30,000,000+ for the most incredible Grand Penthouse at Waiea
. Insight to Kakaako Condos
Sometimes certain Kakaako condos are mistaken as part of Ala Moana (e.g. 1350 Ala Moana
or Hawaiki Tower
), due to their close proximity to the shopping center. This is gradually changing as Kakaako, three times the area of Ala Moana, is gaining name recognition worldwide.
Some of the more popular - completed - condos in Kakaako are Waiea
(2016), The Collection
(2016), Keauhou Place
(2006) and Moana Pacific
(2007). Upcoming condos in Kakaako
- currently under construction or in the planning - include Ae'o
(2018), Ke Kilohana
(2019), Cylinder at Gateway Towers
(2021). The Kakaako Neighborhood
Kakaako is currently home to about 12,000 residents living mostly in scattered high rise condos in an otherwise underdeveloped district of urban Honolulu. Major job centers, shopping, entertainment and recreational opportunities are all close by.
Expected growth could raise the population to about 30,000 by year 2030. Spread out over the next several years, these anticipated 20+ new Kakaako condo projects may barely catch up with pent-up demand as a result of a lack of urban housing construction during the past decades. The opportunity to drastically improve one's daily commute to urban conveniences has created tremendous growth potential for Kakaako. Hawaii Community Development Authority’s
(HCDA) vision is to transform 600 acre Kakaako into a modern community with a proposed rail transit oriented development (there is currently uncertainty of the year rail will be completed in the Kakaako area). That includes new recreational parks, retail shops, restaurants, office space, grocery stores and a redesigned Neal Blaisdell Center
Sometimes called the 3rd city, Kakaako is expected to appeal to many as walkable and bikeable neighborhood for work, shopping and recreation with pleasant wide streetscapes that function as outdoor living rooms. The old warehouses and industrial lots are giving way to a new Kakaako lifestyle in the revitalized urban core of Honolulu.
A collaboration of both government and private sector, it aims to set a new global standard by creating an economically sustainable, environmentally friendly and viable Kakaako. The vision promotes a mix of culture, art, modern transportation and a new metropolitan way of life with a diversity of luxury condos
Kakaako Waterfront Park, Kewalo Basin Park and the adjacent Ala Moana Beach Park offer fabulous recreational opportunities for joggers, swimmers, surfers, fishermen and anyone with an urge to enjoy the outdoors. The Kakaako condo lifestyle is the ultimate opportunity to live, work and play all in one great place.Kakaako History
The Kakaako district is in the midst of a modernization that will leave it unrecognizable to its original inhabitants of old. Where towering Kakaako condos are going up was once a vast Native Hawaiian agricultural community that practiced terrace cultivation. Many of the alii had homes here, including Kamehameha I.
It was also the port site for foreign ships that came to Honolulu for trade and supplies. In 1850 those sailors brought with them smallpox, which decimated the nearby population. By this time the Kakaako community had grown due to the activity around the port, making the crowded district the perfect place for disease to spread. The bones of the tragic victims are often found whenever construction is done here.
Though the neighborhood experienced a resurgence that lasted into the 1950's, things changed once the zoning was altered to allow more commercial activity, attracting more and more businesses that took the place of homes. Body shops and industrial work particularly stand out on these streets.
Times have changed once again as Kakaako condos have gone up, soon to be joined by many more. Though they are the future of this neighborhood, in many ways they bring back its past, when this was a truly thriving home to so many.