West of Waikiki, Kakaako (pronounced “KAH-kah-AH-koh”) is an up-and-coming neighborhood in the midst of revitalization. Several sleek, modern high-rises filled with condominium homes have sprouted up in recent years. Most of the residents in these new buildings are retirees and busy working professionals without children who enjoy the low-maintenance, convenient lifestyle that these amenities-filled condo complexes provide.
Like Waikiki, Kakaako is great for traveling on foot. You can easily walk to the beach, restaurants, and shopping, including Ala Moana Shopping Center and Ward Centers. If you’re in the market for a shiny, brand-new condo, a couple of newly constructed buildings still have units for sale, and another new condo high-rise is already in the works.