Welcome to Kailua

Where serenity meets vibrancy
Dive into an oasis of tranquility seamlessly infused with an invigorating vibrancy. The town of Kailua boasts an exquisite tapestry, weaving together the tranquility of a beach haven with the spirited pulse of a dynamic community. This sanctuary stands out as a top destination for those who desire a harmonious blend of laid-back charm and upbeat zest.

What to Love

  • Robust sense of community spirit
  • A highly prized and much-sought-after locale
  • Real estate trends show promising appreciation
  • Beach town: vibrant shops meet tranquil shores
  • 2.5-mile stretch perfect for seaside activities

Local Lifestyle

Kailua Town is a quintessential beach paradise adorned with myriad boutique stores and eateries. The expansive 2.5-mile Kailua Beach beckons residents and visitors alike, becoming a favorite spot for tranquil morning walks, refreshing swims, and exhilarating kiteboarding sessions. The blend of coastal splendor with urban conveniences crafts a lifestyle that's both carefree and contemporary.

Dining and Entertainment

Kailua boasts an array of dining gems that guarantee a culinary adventure. The established and beloved Whole Foods Market and Maui Brewing Company have set unparalleled benchmarks in gourmet groceries and artisanal beers, respectively, promising an elevated gastronomic journey.
Nestled amidst this gourmet landscape is GOEN Dining + Bar, an epitome of fine dining, offering a symphony of flavors that enthrall both locals and visitors. There are also newer entrants, such as The Boardroom, which presents an avant-garde dining experience with its innovative culinary concoctions.
Of course, Mojito Cafe stands as an emblem of vivacious dining, with every morsel and sip promising a fiesta of flavors. And for those who crave a dash of nostalgia, Gaslamp transports patrons to the glamorous 1920s, offering craft cocktails in an ambiance reminiscent of the grand speakeasies of yore. The harmonious blend of established names with refreshing newcomers ensures Kailua remains a hub of gastronomic wonders.

Overview for Kailua, HI

21,460 people live in Kailua, where the median age is 42.3 and the average individual income is $40,595. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

42.3 years

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Around Kailua, HI

There's plenty to do around Kailua, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Monarch Coffee Farm, Kona Farm Direct Coffee, and Stylin.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.3 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.81 miles 48 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.91 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.12 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.23 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.96 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Kailua, HI

Kailua has 7,506 households, with an average household size of 2.81. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Kailua do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 21,460 people call Kailua home. The population density is 1,555.42 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

52.6 / 47.4%

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Schools in Kailua, HI

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The following schools are within or nearby Kailua. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
Kealakehe Elementary School
PreK - 5th
No rating available
K - 8th
International Christian Schools Kona
PreK - 11th
No rating available
Makua Lani Christian Academy
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Kealakehe Intermediate School
6th - 8th
9th - 12th

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