Kailua-Kona Living offers Something for Everyone

The sunny seaside town of Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii is a true gem of the Pacific that some very fortunate full-time and seasonal residents proudly call home. Famous for its gorgeous sunsets, perfect weather and small-town charm, .

Kailua-Kona Fast Facts

  • As of 2014, Kailua-Kona has a population of 37,267 residents
  • The population is currently growing by about 48{22208a55700cbb7beaf8dde94ccfb5c623055f8fb5d593660fcb30af3ced07e7} every year
  • The median cost of a home in Kailua-Kona is $349,900

A Brief History of Kailua-Kona

Kailua-Kona is a historic village that has been inhabited for hundreds of years. Thanks to its calm weather, protected bay and plentiful fish, it was once a favorite retreat of Hawaiian royalty. Today, Kailua-Kona is an eclectic mix of historical sites and contemporary attractions. Just a short stroll through town will bring you by the Ahuena Heiau — a restored Hawaiian temple, historic Hulihee Palace and the iconic Mokuaikaua church.

Why you should consider Kailua-Kona Living

If you are interested in living in Hawaii, Kailua-Kona is simply one of the best locations to consider. It is far away from expensive and crowded Honolulu or any major city on the mainland. Living here means trading busy freeways for winding shoreline roads, and city skyline views for the cloud-topped mountain and vast Pacific ocean. Life here simply moves at a slower pace — but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to do for everyone!

Nestled at the foot of Hualalai mountain on Hawaii Island’s sunny and calm western shore, Kailua-Kona is only a short drive away from some the island’s best golf courses, beaches and hiking trails, and is a major hub for shopping and dining. For anyone interested in water sports, some of the best surfing, snorkeling and diving spots on the island are located right in town. Fishing and boating enthusiasts will especially love the town’s accessible harbors and calm waters.

Exactly what makes Kailua-Kona so special is hard to describe, but at the end of the day, there’s just nothing better than sitting at home on the lanai, sipping on a cocktail and watching the sun set below the ocean horizon in stunning shades of orange and pink.

Born and raised in beautiful Kailua-Kona, local real estate agent Lailan Bento is deeply familiar with everything that makes “Kona-town” so special. If you want to know more about Kailua Kona real estate, feel free to check out the rest of her website, or contact her via phone or email.

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