Waialae Iki Ridge homes are part of the exclusive Waialae-Kahala district, Oahu, Hawaii. Its elegant ridge top homes trace along a forest reserve and pristine parklands. Properties offer spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. And due to it’s relatively high altitude, it remains cool in the heat of summer. With only about 1,170 homes, residents enjoy both privacy and a sense of community. Although it feels a world away, Waialae Iki Ridge homes are just a short drive from everything Honolulu has to offer.
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Waialae Iki Ridge History
In the old days, Hawaiians called this lush ridge Wiliwilinui after the native wiliwili tree, which blossoms in a rainbow of colors. The trail that winds above the neighborhood and into the mountains still retains this ancient name. Waialae Iki Ridge remained undeveloped until World War II, when the US military acquired nearly 100 acres to establish the temporary Battery Willy. Two decades later, Waialae Iki Ridge’s first homes appeared along the base of the ridge, just above Waialae Iki Park.
Waialae Iki Ridge Homes & Neighborhood Features
Waialae Iki Ridge homes offer gracious contemporary architecture on large lots. The neighborhood includes villas that unfold up the hill and culminate in a gated community on the uppermost slope. Located within Hawaii’s wealthiest zip code, Waialae Iki Ridge is always in high demand. Key attractions include:
- Waialae Country Club, Hawaii’s most prominent club and home of the Sony Open
- Kahala Hotel & Resort, a landmark hotel hosting celebrities and political leaders
- Waialae Beach Park and Kahala Beach, offering secluded swimming and snorkeling
- Kahala Mall, one of Oahu’s premier shopping and social destinations
- Aina Haina Elementary School, a top-ranked Oahu public elementary school
Waialae Iki Ridge homes are in a secluded location, yet have direct access to all of Honolulu. Whether you’re young professional, a family or a retiree, this is a great neighborhood for you. So if you’re looking for the best in Hawaii living, Waialae Iki Ridge just may be for you.