Aolania Kealoha

A Property Manager at Aloha Rentals

Aolania Kealoha

Aloha Rentals

A Property Manager based in Honolulu, HI

 
Local Guide
 

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Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

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The Waipahu community welcomes animals of all sizes into their town, and has a housing market that is open to pet owners. A couple of properties that allow pets in town are Oasis and The Villas at Royal Kunia. If you look around Waipahu you’ll be able to find a lot more properties, and if you have to, the surrounding areas also have a lot of selection too. The community’s accommodations to pets includes everything from pet stores, groomers, sitters, clinics, and any other service you could imagine.

 
Renter Friendly

Renter Friendly

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Waipahu is one of Honolulu’s most renter friendly areas. There are only a thousand less rented properties, 3,220, than owned properties, 4,225, which makes the percent of renters here much higher than the U.S. average. When you look at the town’s housing market, it’s clearly one-sided. Of all the available properties, 72.5% are for rent (three times the national average) and only 14% are for sale. And despite seeming expensive on a nationwide scale, the median rent here, $1,045, is relatively inexpensive compared to other areas in Hawaii.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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If you take the Queen Liliuokalani Freeway, Moanalu Freeway, and Lunalilo Freeway from Pearl City, you will be in Honolulu in less than twelve miles. The drive usually takes around 15 minutes, but this depends on whether you are commuting during rush hour traffic, and where you live in Pearl City. A fair percentage of Pearl City residents take public transit to work every day (around 6%), but most of them (nearly 90%) drive to work.

 
Weather

Weather

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To give you an idea of how nice the weather is, listen to this: the lowest temperature ever recorded was in the 50s. For some of the country, that’s warm spring weather. Also, in the summer the temperature of the ocean here is in the low 80s, and in the winter its high 70s. This is the temperature of some people’s pools. Also, the area has three times as many sunny days (278) as wet days (90). The temperatures here are, on average, in the 80s all year, peaking at 89 in August and falling to 80 in January. If you rent here, you will be able to enjoy some of the best weather in the U.S.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

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One of the best parts of renting in Hawaii is the excellent and authentic restaurants. Kailua has some of the best food outside of Honolulu. There is a vast selection of Asian restaurants especially, which is represented by everything from Korean to Japanese to Thai and so on. A certain Hawaiian influence can be found in every restaurant here, but there are also fantastic restaurants that serve up traditional Hawaiian meals. And, of course, there are plenty of excellent American restaurants, some being traditional and others modern.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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Because of Hawaii’s beautiful year-round weather, you’ll probably want to spend a lot of time outside if you rent in Kailua. There are four publicly maintained parks here that offer plenty of recreational amenities. But the true beauty here lies in Kailua Beach. In the late ‘90s, Stephen Leatherman (nicknamed Dr. Beach for his famous annual rankings of U.S. beaches) named it the best beach in the U.S., then retired it from future rankings. It’s two and a half miles long, and is a great place for surfing, wakeboarding, and kitesurfing (because of trade winds). Even President Obama loves it here, as he rented an ocean house here three years in a row from 2008-2010.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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Renting costs in Hawaii are going to be sky-high wherever you look (at least compared to most places in the U.S.), so don’t be surprised when you see Kaneohe’s price tags. If you look at MyApartmentMap’s rental data in the area you can see specific figures. Average costs per bedroom: studio - $1570, one - $1698, two - $1907. There are lower apartment prices in the area (see: Pearl City, Aiea), but there are also more expensive (Kailua, Honolulu). You can’t go wrong renting in Kaneohe, but it’ll cost a pretty penny to do so.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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All of the K-12 public institutions for education are controlled by the Hawaii Department of Education (they actually run all the schools in the state). There are twelve public or public charter schools in Kaneohe, most of which have great grades on the popular website GreatSchools. Specifically, Kaneohe Elementary School received a stellar 8 out of 10. There are also four private schools, and one postsecondary school, Windward Community College.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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Honolulu’s “The Bus” is a bus system that has received several awards over the years, and provides 107 routes to the community. Because of TheBus, Honolulu ranks in the top 5 for mass transit ridership in the U.S. (per capita). The city just created a new committee to oversee public transportation development in the area in 2010, and construction has begun on a 20 mile rail line that will bridge the city and its neighboring communities. Public transit will undoubtedly be a large part of the city’s future, which will benefit renters greatly.

 
Nightlife

Nightlife

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Live music has been a huge part of the city’s culture for years. Some of the best venues to catch a show are the Hawaii Theater, the Waikiki Shell and the Neal Blaisdell Center. The Honolulu Symphony was founded over a hundred years ago in 1900 and is one of the oldest in America. Art is also another huge area of pride for the community. See for yourself at the Bishop Museum, which is the largest in the city and contains natural history -- including many Hawaiian artifacts. The Contemporary Museum and the Honolulu Museum of Art are also two great institutions. Additionally, there are too many great nightclubs and lounges in the city to even name, as well as bars and restaurants. You’ll have something to do every day of the year in Honolulu, thanks to the city’s warm weather and the numerous things to do here.

 

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