A rapidly growing community known for its larger, more affordable homes and new developments

Welcome to Kapolei

World-class amenities and an upscale dining and real estate scene in a growing, modern suburban setting 
Also known as Oahu's Second City, Kapolei is a rapidly growing community known for its larger, more affordable homes and new developments. The master-planned community gets its name from a volcanic cone called Pu'u o Kapolei. First envisioned in the Estate of John Campbell's "Ewa Master Plan," it has grown to become an enticing bedroom community. 
Kapolei offers many real estate options, with an abundance of single-family homes and townhouses. Properties with lanais, open floor plans, and fenced-in layouts are spread throughout different communities. Designed with families in mind, homes in Kapolei are generally more spacious and more affordable by Hawaii's standards. They are also great for families with ties to nearby military bases.

What to Love

  • Everything you need is close by
  • Lots of restaurant and shopping options
  • Housing options range from upscale rentals to luxury gated estates

Local Lifestyle

Kapolei has plenty to offer new and long-time residents, including an array of modern amenities, restaurants, big-box stores, water parks, resorts, movie theaters, top-performing schools, a university, and more. 
Unlike the closed-in feel associated with big cities, Kapolei feels spread out and open. You can breathe here and enjoy a slower-paced life. There's plenty of unused land, and you can't drive more than a few minutes without seeing some kind of construction. This ongoing development is a constant reminder that the best of Kapolei is yet to come.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Kapolei residents have access to various shopping outlets at Kapolei Commons and Kapolei Shopping Center. However, they all take a backseat to Ka Makana Ali'i, an open-air retail center in Kapolei with over 100 stores, restaurants, and entertainment options. 
There is even a Consolidated Theater with reclined seats and a Hampton Inn/Suites for visitors. You can grab a bite at Aunty's Hotpot House once you are done exploring. It serves hotpot, dragon cucumber, giant fried pork chop, and more.
Down to Earth Kapolei specializes in organic groceries, fresh juices, prepared foods, and lifestyle and skincare products. 
Living in Kapolei also puts you within proximity of excellent restaurants. Highlights include Kazoku Sushi, which offers a wide selection of sushi on a conveyor belt. Head to Moani Island Bistro Kapolei for perfectly cooked ribeye, calamari, and pork chops. 

Things to Do

Set on a massive 29-acre park, Wet 'n' Wild Hawaii is the only water park in Hawaii and is an excellent family destination. Enjoy more than rides and attractions for families and thrill-seekers alike. 
Coral Crater Adventure offers a family-friendly adventure with six miles of ATV trails, a 60-foot tower with climbing walls, six zip lines, and more set on 35 acres. 
Golfing is a popular activity among locals in Kapolei and the broader Oahu, given the island's dense population of courses. Some of the best golf courses in this area include Kapolei Golf Club and Ko'Olina Golf ClubVillages of Kapolei Recreation Center offers fairs, movie nights, food truck nights, fitness classes, and more.
Camp Palehua enhances your camping experience with one-of-a-kind activities like guided hikes, excursions to the PA Archeological Site, native plant scavenger hunts, movie nights, and more.  Recreational activities are also abundant at Kapolei Inline Hockey Arenas and Kapolei Regional Park. The latter boasts huge grassy areas, sports fields, and playground equipment.

The Kapolei City Lights Christmas Parade is hosted at the Kapolei Hale Satelite City Hall and is quickly becoming a local tradition. The light displays, larger-than-life holiday scenes, and themed Christmas tree displays are all part of the festivities. Those staying at a Ko'Olina Resort property, Ko'Olina Beach Villas, or Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, can easily enjoy the festivities as well.
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Overview for Kapolei, HI

23,248 people live in Kapolei, where the median age is 32.7 and the average individual income is $41,203. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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32.7 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Kapolei, HI

Kapolei has 6,822 households, with an average household size of 3.4. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Kapolei do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 23,248 people call Kapolei home. The population density is 5,320.7 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Kapolei, HI

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The following schools are within or nearby Kapolei. 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.
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Hookele Elementary School
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Kapolei Elementary School
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Kapolei Middle School
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Island Pacific Academy
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Around Kapolei, HI

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

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Angie's Pound Cakes, Boarding House Surfboard Rentals Hawaii, and Kākou Kages HI.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 2.46 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.11 miles 28 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.33 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.06 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.97 miles 21 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.71 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
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