Some people only want to consider living in gated communities. Whether it is because they use the property just like a vacation home or perhaps concerned about security, gated communities have been increasing in appeal. Many home buyers rest more easy at night knowing there is a security gate to enter and possibly 24-hour security. Of course, these communities generally have slightly higher monthly fees. The trade-off is fine for some. To help people considering purchasing an Oahu home from Ewa to Ko Olina and including Makakilo, let’s look at five of the West Oahu’s best gated-communities from Ewa to Ko Olina.
Five West Oahu’s best gated-communities:
1. Huelani in Ewa
Huelani is one of the more luxury communities on Oahu, developed by Gentry Homes. Gentry Homes, a local developer, typically has made a name for itself by offering as much value in their projects. Huelani is one of the few projects on West Oahu that have been gated. The Huelani community has all single-family homes ranging from 2 bedrooms to 4 bedrooms with garages. Amenities include a pool with a spa, a clubhouse, and a fitness center. The Coral Creek Golf Course is on the backside of this community, so some homes front the golf course. This is a small complex and very popular, in part because the prices are relatively affordable. All of the sales in the past year have been below the median sales price. It can be challenging to find a home here.
If you want to see the currently available listings in Huelani follow this link.
2. Kipuka @ Hoakalei – Ocean Pointe
Kipuka @ Hoakalei is one of the newest developments by Haseko. Haseko developed the award-winning Ocean Pointe community. With that completed, they began their new development called Hoakalei. Built on many of the design principles that made Ocean Pointe so popular, the communities in Hoakalei are an even further improvement on those designs. Beautiful green spaces separate the homes with garages in back to reduce the need for roads and streets through the complex. These are single-family homes on lots that are approximately 5000 square feet to just over 6000 square feet, and the homes are 3 and four bedrooms. The amenities are luxurious with a pool and spa, and there is also a children’s play area.
Ownership also comes with access to the Wai Kai Hale Lagoon great for kayaking and stand up paddling. This resort community is surrounded by picturesque views over the fairways at the Ernie Els designed course at the Hoakalei Country club golf course.
Homes in this resort community are very popular, and they sell quickly. To view any available listings in the Kipuka neighborhood follow this link.
3. Ko Olina Kai Golf Estates & Villas – Ko Olina
This prestigious community lies in Ko Olina and surrounded by the Ko Olina Golf Course, which is home to the LPGA tour. This gated-community of 324 units has a mixture of townhomes and single-family homes. The home, whether townhomes or villas range from 2 bedrooms to 4 bedrooms. The Estates are especially dramatic because they all front on the golf course. This gives a real sense of open space. Together with the designs of the homes with high ceilings and a lot of glass to let the natural light in makes these homes wonderful places to live. The townhomes in the center all have garages and are connected through gardens and walking paths. The amenities include a pool, bar-be-que areas, and a clubhouse.
Ownership also comes with access to the main clubhouse for owners at Ko Olina called Koolina Beach & Sports Club. The Club has tennis courts and a fitness center as well as other facilities. There is also an option to upgrade to be able to have golfing priveledges.
You can view all of the available homes and townhomes at the Ko Olina Kai Golf Estates & Villas here.
4. Kai Lani at Ko Olina
Ko Olina is a master planned resort community near Kapolei. Designed as a destination resort for visitors and residents alike. There are four beautiful engineered beach lagoons with a private marina to one side and the Ko Olina Golf club in the middle. Golf Digest placed Ko Olina on their list of top 75 golf resort communities in the United States. It has homes, townhomes, and resort hotels surrounding the Ko Olina Golf Club. The first townhome community built here was Kai Lani. With 116 units it the only one to be built right on the ocean. These are all two and three bedroom townhomes built in 2003. The amenities include a beautiful pool and spa.
Maintenance fees for this complex also gives residents access to the Koolina Beach & Sports Club. Here there are tennis courts, a fitness center and many classes and activities. There is also a small beach a short distance away in which to access the ocean.
If you would like to view the active listings in Kai Lani at Ko Olina follow this link.
5. Coconut Plantation at Ko Olina
Coconut Plantation, like Kai Lani, is in the Ko Olina resort community. Even though there are other resort enclaves in Ko Olina, Kai Lani and Coconut Plantation are my favorites. Coconut Plantation is made up of two and three bedroom townhomes. Beautifully landscaped, this gated-community has several pools throughout the neighborhood. Of course, just like Kai Lani, the maintenance fees for this community also covers costs in the Ko Olina Beach & Sports Club, which gives residents access to tennis courts and a fitness center.
One of the reasons I like this community is that it is within walking distance to many shops and restaurants within the Ko Olina community. It is also a short walk to the beach between the new Four Seasons resort and the Disney Aulani resort. Other communities are farther away and do not have as great access. This makes this resort community very special.
To view, all the active listings in Coconut Plantation follow this link.
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