On the edge of suburban Honolulu, Kalama Valley finds the perfect balance between city and country. This upmarket bedroom community is part of the greater Hawaii Kai neighborhood, one of East Oahu’s most eclectic, vibrant and desirable. Just over the ridge from Hawaii Kai’s bustling commercial center, Kalama Valley offers a peaceful sanctuary surrounded by nature.
As late as the 1960s, Kalama Valley was a rural landscape with small farms and rustic homesteads. In the 1970s and 1980s, as Hawaii Kai grew in popularity, approximately 1,100 single-family homes and townhomes were built throughout the valley. Most feature open-beam ceilings and open floor plans, a perfect fit with today’s trends. Valley residents tend to be professionals who commute into town for work and enjoy coming home to a safe neighborhood and quiet family lifestyle. On weekends, kids gather at Kalama Valley Park’s playground, basketball court and large field.
Some of Oahu’s best outdoor destinations are literally at the entrance to Kalama Valley or just beyond it, including two golf courses, a white-sand beach, hiking trails, surf spots, an equestrian center and a botanical garden. Central Hawaii Kai itself features several shopping centers plus a boating marina, movie theater and medical services.
Key attractions in and around Kalama Valley include:
+ Shopping centers with a variety of services, stores and restaurants
+ Hawaii Kai Golf Course, with two 18-hole courses and a driving range
+ Koko Crater, with a botanical garden, equestrian center and popular summit hiking trail
+ White-sand beaches at Sandy Beach and snorkeling paradise Hanauma Bay
+ Kamiloiki Elementary School, emphasizing math and science/technology