Kailua Kona

Kailua Kona

A popular tourist destination, with a relaxed atmosphere and gorgeous beaches.

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Kona is renowned for its deep-sea fishing, hosting the annual International Billfish Tournament in August. On land, be sure to venture to the cooler upland slopes of town, such as Hōlualoa, where you can savor the unique flavors of 100% Kona coffee, for which Kona is well-known. Despite its popularity as a tourist destination, Kona maintains a laid-back, relaxed atmosphere that allows visitors to embrace a leisurely pace and completely relax. Real estate options in Kailua-Kona vary from luxurious beachfront estates and condos offering stunning ocean views to more modest single-family homes nestled in the lush, tropical surroundings.

The community in this area thrives on a relaxed lifestyle, focusing on gorgeous beaches, renowned coffee farms, and a variety of outdoor activities like snorkeling, fishing, and golfing. Moreover, Kailua-Kona features a vibrant downtown scene, abundant with historic landmarks, boutique shops, and diverse dining choices, making it an ideal location for those in search of a peaceful yet lively living environment. The real estate market in Kailua-Kona experiences consistent growth and strong demand, particularly for properties with ocean vistas or proximity to the beach.

This market caters to a diverse clientele, including retirees, vacation homebuyers, and investors. Recently, there has been a surge in interest in homes that offer upscale amenities like swimming pools, outdoor living spaces, and contemporary, eco-friendly designs. The demand for condominiums also remains significant in the area with many choices along Ali'i Drive.

Around Kailua Kona, HI

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

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Living Food Alchemy, Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, and Lyman Kona Coffee Farms.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.7 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.58 miles 441 reviews 4.5/5 stars
Dining 4.23 miles 4 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $ 4.73 miles 23 reviews 4.1/5 stars
Active 3.09 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.46 miles 2 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Kailua Kona, HI

Kailua Kona has 14,730 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Kailua Kona do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 42,019 people call Kailua Kona home. The population density is 2,283.318 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.94 / 50.05%

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Schools in Kailua Kona, HI

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The following schools are within or nearby Kailua Kona. 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
West Hawaii Explorations Academy
6th - 12th
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
Kahakai Elementary School
PreK - 5th

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