Lanikai Real Estate
Lanikai is a very special Beach Community within Kailua, nestled between the majestic Koolau mountain range and the turquoise waters and white sand of Lanikai Beach. Lanikai real estate includes multi-million dollar homes and modern architectural masterpieces alongside plantation style homes and modest beach cottages. As one of the original areas of Kailua, there are more older Lanikai homes than any other area of Kailua; many have been beautifully renovated and updated. Lanikai homes for sale can start from around one million dollars for fixer uppers or tear downs in the hills or on the beach, and go to 10 million for luxury homes and estates. Larger parcels of Lanikai real estate can be further divided and still be considered large. Zoning in this area is typically R-10 which allows for one single family residence per 10,000 square feet. Currently the average price of a home in Lanikai is 3.1 million dollars. Lanikai oceanfront land is most desirable, with raw land for sale unlikely to be under $3 million. But you can also generally find Lanikai homes for sale for under $2 million that are large, with nice materials and finishes, with an ocean view, and just a short walk to the beach.
Although Lanikai is a neighborhood within Kailua, it maintains its very own unique subculture and lifestyle. Lanikai means “Heavenly Seas” in the Hawaiian language and it is a fitting name for this slice of paradise! The iconic Mokulua Islands provide a stunning backdrop. The small half mile beach is consistently ranked among the best beaches in the world and is one of the safest water recreation areas in the state. Swimming , snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, fishing, and windsurfing are some of the many ocean activities enjoyed by residents in this healthy, active oceanfront community. Bike and walking paths circle the Lanikai Loop providing easy access to daily exercise.
Located in the center of Lanikai is the Lanikai Park. Managed by the Lanikai Association, it is one of the only community parks in the State. The Park and its associated facilities are used by young and old alike for soccer, softball, basketball, volleyball and picnics. The Lanikai Association has been in existence for over fifty years and is active in maintaining Lanikai’s unique quality of life for all residents.
While tucked away in its own little distinctive corner of paradise Lanikai is part of the quaint town of Kailua. There you will find a variety of great restaurants and boutiques in a thriving larger beach community offering all the necessities of everyday life. Of course the “big city” of Honolulu is just a thirty minute scenic drive away.
If you purchase Lanikai real estate, it means you’ll be satisfied that you’ve chosen one of the premier places to live on the Island of Oahu and some might say the world.