Located on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, the town of Kailua is a perfect place to call home in an island paradise. Real Estate in Kailua HI offers beautiful views, many activities and gorgeous white beaches within the proximity of Honolulu, just 12 miles to the southwest.
Kailua gets its name from the two bays that create the area; the meaning of the word is "two seas", with kai meaning sea and elua meaning two. Many believe that Kailua was home to inhabitants 1,500 years ago. Kawainui Marsh shows signs, at excavations, that people fished and played in the area and lived close to the lagoon. Although not able to grow crops at that time, the marsh slopes were occupied as early as 500 A.D.
Before the arrival of Captain Cook in the 16th Century, the city was the capital of the kings of O'ahu and was heavily populated. In 1795, King Kamehameha conquered O'ahu, uniting the Hawaiian Islands. Information about the exciting history of Kailua is found at the Historical Society, where a list of books is featured.
Parks and Recreation
Classes are given by the Parks and Recreation department and are offered at a variety of locations. A Farmers Market program, People's Open Market, offers several sites where one can buy fresh produce and seafood. A schedule and location area available. One won't want to miss the fun available at Kailua Beach Park, on the windward side of the island. It is an all terrain beach; light waves and white sand make this a great family beach for days spent in the sun and warm water. A swimming pool is also part of the parks department and is located at 21 South Kainalu Drive. Real Estate in Kailua HI puts you close to all the outdoor fun in this setting.
Activities and Attractions
Among the various activities one can do in Kailua are surfing and kitesurfing, sailing, boating, kayaking, bicycling, hiking and more. Slopes and canyons offer challenging experiences for the biker and hiker. As a more restful experience, Kailua offers an abundance of arts and crafts, including wood and sculpture works of art to decorate your new home. Homes in Kailua HI can easily be made more beautiful with the abundant art available locally. A directory of art, craft and music is available to help you find local businesses and outstanding art.
Cool Kailua Nights takes place in October and is a giant block party, featuring food, fun and live music as well as vendors. Carnival rides, wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and a doggie costume contest are part of the fun your family will enjoy. Kanikapila in Kailua & Kailua Community Concerts are just two of the musical events that happen monthly. Summer Fest happens in August and is a crafts fair with the best of local crafts and music.