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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Kailua is a town in Hawaii with a population of 38,088. Kailua is in Honolulu County and is one of the best places to live in Hawaii. Living in Kailua offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Kailua there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Kailua and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Kailua are above average.
About Kailua...
Population
38,088

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$901,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,327
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Kailua Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Kailua

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$114,381
National
$55,322
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Kailua Reviews

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I love Kailua because I have grown up here for my entire life, but unfortunately, everything about it is changing or has already changed. The tourist population is extremely high, the mortgages of houses are very unaffordable unless you're wealthy, the beaches are no longer clean, and the ocean in Kailua area is always brownish and dirty. Kailua used to be a cute and convenient beach town, but now It's just a mini Waikiki (which is way too overpopulated by tourist).
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I was born and raised in Kailua and it's such an amazing place to live. It's got the best people, the best beaches, beautiful mountains, perfect weather and a cute town. The increasing amount of tourists is disappointing but not surprising. I hope its suburban and local charm can be sustained. Unfortunately, the public school system isn't that great and most of the private schools are religious except for Le Jardin Academy.
I live in Kaneohe, Hawaii and it wasn't listed down on here. Kaneohe resides in a mountain valley that touches the ocean, it is beautiful. It is peaceful and calming, all the locals here are very nice and always smiling. I think it is the perfect place to live and I am very fortunate enough to live in this part of Hawaii. As a struggling college student to work a job and pay for school stuff it is hard to have some time to relax. I suggest to whoever reads this whether it is. student or teacher, please know that working hard will always pay off.