Whether a vacation home along Ali‘i Drive, a tract home in Ali‘i Heights, a condo on the golf course or a vintage residence in the Sunset neighborhood above town, residential properties in Kailua-Kona offer unlimited possibilities for the best in Hawaii living.   While the Kona district spans approximately 82 miles, the town of Kailua-Kona serves as the center of commerce for the entire west side of Hawaii.

Retail, wholesale and industrial are found in abundance in Kailua-Kona. The Kaloko Light New Industrial complex includes a Costco, furniture stores, auto body shops, restaurants and even a gourmet cookware store. Closer to town, the Old Industrial is a commercial hub featuring auto repair shops, car dealerships, hardware stores, a health food market, furniture outlets, cafés, hair salons and more.  Shopping centers in Kailua-Kona offer everything from big-box retailers like Target, Sports Authority, Office Max and Petco to locally owned markets like KTA and Island Naturals. Up the road at Makalapua Center, Macy’s department store provides fashionable choices.

Recreation is the heart of the island lifestyle in Kailua Kona. A community sports park features a swimming pool, softball and soccer fields and tennis courts. Ocean activities off the coast of Kailua-Kona range from surfing and stand-up paddleboarding to scuba diving, snorkeling and canoe paddling.   For boaters and fishermen, Honokohau Harbor is the place to book a charter or participate in the annual International Billfish Tournament. The start and finish of the Ironman World Championship, Kailua Pier is the arrival place for cruise ship visitors, as well as the home base for any number of charter tours.

Downtown Kailua-Kona is also the place to go for nightlife and live entertainment. What better place to enjoy a legendary Kona sunset while sipping on a tropical cocktail at one of Kailua-Kona’s many oceanfront dining destinations? ...

Copyright Karen Anderson

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