Ranked in the 95th percentile


  • Kailua is ranked #3 in Hawaii
  • Kailua is ranked #1,225 in the USA
  • Lots of Local Amenities
  • Sunny Weather
  • Low Crime Rates
  • High Graduation Rates
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Best Neighborhoods In & Around Kailua, HI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Waialae-Kahala, Honolulu817.89,470
Hawaii Kai, Honolulu78828,417
Kailua, Honolulu781.538,291
Kaimuki, Honolulu778.918,513
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Kuliouou-Kalani Iki, Honolulu756.814,768
Kaneohe, Honolulu734.134,898
Manoa, Honolulu72723,757
Ala Moana-Kakaako, Honolulu7110.416,972

Best Cities Near Kailua, HI

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Kailua, HI81038,514
Ko Olina, HI81251,691
East Honolulu, HI801047,957
Waimalu, HI7712.713,478
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Iroquois Point, HI7616.43,967
Kalaeloa, HI7522.88
Waialua, HI7527.43,769
Maunawili, HI753.12,124
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Kailua- Beachfront Paradise!

After living in Kailua for several years, I can truthfully say it's one of the best cities I have ever lived in. For starters, Kailua is on the water, which means there are tons of options to choose from regarding water activities. Kayaking, paddle boarding, and just relaxing on the beautiful beach are just a few options. Go on the three peak hike or visit the Lanikai Pillboxes for some amazing views. If you are moving with kids, Kailua has some great schools, both public and private. Most schools are located in the eastern part of Kailua, which can be a little tricky if you don't live in the eastern section. Shopping in Kailua is mostly artisanal, small scale businesses, as community is a big art of the culture here. Restaurants are all over the place, with delicious cuisines. The biggest downside to Kailua is the price of real estate. With a median home price of $918,000, Kailua is the most expensive city in Hawaii.
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Source: The Kailua, HI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).