ABOUT Neighborhoods are often known best by what surrounds them. That is never more true than in the case of Hale Kou and Keapuka. The two are bound on the east by Kamehameha Hwy, the north by Likelike Hwy and both the south and west by the Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden.
That vast green space provides a scenic, yet open horizon straight to the Koolau Mountains, bringing almost every inch of their majesty to the view from your home. Other advantages?
From here it's easy to be on your way, with Likelike Hwy, H-3 and the Pali Hwy all moments from your driveway, making commuting and day trips a much simpler and less stressful process. Something Islanders appreciate in the growing traffic issues.
Finally, all the essentials are nearby, too. Kaneohe Elementary is across the street, Castle High School down the road and Windward Mall 5 minutes in your car. Now that we've covered the many positives of the location, let's look at the homes themselves.
HALE KOU Hale Kou makes up the southern half of the area and is also the older of the two. Most of the houses were built in the period from the early 1940's into the mid-60's, reflecting the growth of Kaneohe at the same time.
Due to that you may come across structures that need some care. That is one of the reasons some homes are more recent, being rebuilds to replace the lot's original occupant.
A high percentage of those mid-20th Century residences have 3 or 4 bedrooms, all on a single floor, making 2 stories one of the key giveaways that the home may be from more recent times. The floor plans range primarily in the 1,000 – 2,000 sq ft that lie on lots of 5,000 to 7,000 sq ft of total space.
In this midst of this also stands Na Pali Gardens, a multi-story condominium that has both a pool and tennis courts. Built in 1967, the 132 units come in sizes of 2BR/1BA (863 sq ft) and 3BR/1.5BA (938, 948 or 960 sq ft).
KEAPUKA Not so much next door to Hale Kou as cheek-to-cheek, Keapuka is the younger sister, its homes first added in the early to mid-1960's. They have similar room counts, accommodating families and multi-generational households with 3 or 4 bathrooms in a large number of residences.
One way Keaupuka does differ is in lot sizes. Generally they are larger than in Hale Kou, usually giving you your own domain of from 6,000 to 9,000 sq ft. They do stay within the one story mold for the most part as well, as most local homes built in those eras were. There's no mistaking their style, though, which is classic Islander all the way.
OAHU NEIGHBORHOODS THAT HAVE IT BOTH WAYS Sitting beside a sprawling green space that will be eternally preserved, you're assured that these are overall quieter places to live in the growing Windward Side of Oahu. You're promised a unique combination living here by surrounding you in untouched green lands and mountainside as well as modern highway convenience. Put those advantages together and you could only have the great neighborhoods of Hale Kou and Keapuka.
Hale Kou / Keapuka Houses - Trends & Statistics
The price range of houses for sale in Hale Kou / Keapuka is $698K to $979K with a median price of $899K, median interior of 1,635sf and median land size of 4,523sf.
The median price of houses sold in Hale Kou / Keapuka year-to-date (Jan - Sep 24, 2017) is $860K. In previous years it was $775K (2016), $755K (2015), $746K (2014), $689K (2013), $685K (2012), $607K (2011), $615K (2010), $618K (2009), $628K (2008), $630K (2007), $655K (2006), $635K (2005), $425K (2004), $406K (2003).
16 houses have sold in Hale Kou / Keapuka year-to-date (Jan - Sep 24, 2017). In previous years, the total number of houses sold were 25 (2016), 27 (2015), 16 (2014), 26 (2013), 17 (2012), 22 (2011), 33 (2010), 25 (2009), 17 (2008), 20 (2007), 25 (2006), 30 (2005), 46 (2004), 32 (2003).
On average Hale Kou / Keapuka houses were on the market for 36 days before they were sold (Jan - Sep 24, 2017). In previous years it was 78 days (2016), 81 days (2015), 55 days (2014), 65 days (2013), 42 days (2012), 51 days (2011), 49 days (2010), 63 days (2009), 70 days (2008), 46 days (2007), 62 days (2006), 40 days (2005), 34 days (2004), 51 days (2003).
The average days on market for Hale Kou / Keapuka houses before sold were 4 days August 2017 compared to 77 days August 2016.
The ratio of Hale Kou / Keapuka houses sales price vs list price were 100.7% August 2017 compared to 98.0% August 2016.
1 Hale Kou / Keapuka house was sold August 2017 compared to 2 houses sold August 2016.
The total dollar volume of houses currently for sale in Hale Kou / Keapuka is $3.47M and the sold dollar volume year-to-date (Jan - Sep 24, 2017) is $13.43M. In previous years sold dollar volume was $20.42M (2016), $20.31M (2015), $11.66M (2014), $17.95M (2013), $10.89M (2012), $13.27M (2011), $19.99M (2010), $15.21M (2009), $10.75M (2008), $13.15M (2007), $16.2M (2006), $18.27M (2005), $19.44M (2004), $13.23M (2003).
The most recent sale in Hale Kou / Keapuka was a house located at 45-426 Kanaka Street, sold for $695K on Sep 22, 2017. It had 1008sf of interior. 9 other recent sales include: 45-312 Hiwalani Place (1,467sf) sold for $875K on 8/28/2017. 45-535 Mokulele Drive (1,402sf) sold for $860K on 7/7/2017. 45-506 Iouli Place (1,347sf) sold for $880K on 6/14/2017. 45-530 Malio Place (1,166sf) sold for $730K on 5/26/2017. 45-545 Ualani Place (1,596sf) sold for $770K on 5/24/2017. 45-528 Luluku Road (1,899sf) sold for $860K on 5/9/2017. 45-649 Nawahine Loop (1,723sf) sold for $910K on 4/21/2017. 45-638 Hinamoe Loop (1,326sf) sold for $800K on 4/5/2017. 45-520 Kuuipo Place (1,005sf) sold for $705K on 4/3/2017.