Kaopa is another of the Kailua neighborhoods that lies out of the way, sitting directly between Enchanted Lakes and Highway 72. Purely a bedroom community, the residents come here for a life undisturbed by the growing tourist traffic that's hit the Windward Side in recent years.
Residents here emerge from their quiet streets when groceries are needed, to head off to work or to enjoy a day at one of the nearby beaches of Kailua or Waimanalo. Then they return contentedly to the serenity of Kaopa's avenues and their homes.
The first houses in Kaopa went up in the 1970's, commuters drawn to it by the convenience of living right off the Pali Highway. Houses were added periodically over the years, filling the lots during the next two decades. Since then many of the residences have been remodeled, including numerous additions that have increased the original dimensions.
Kaopa Home Lots - Diversity in Size
There is greater variety in lot sizes than other Kailua communities, the lower end starting at 6,000 sq ft. The largest top out at a nice sized 11,000 sq ft, leaving a lot of property to work with here.
These homes are also known for generally larger interior dimensions, making them attractive to families with children or the multi-generational households that are common in Hawaii.
Most are two story, granting more space and separation that can help with privacy and noise levels, always a benefit.
From your windows, and lanais, you can look off to the towering Koolau Mountains, with their astonishing green elevations. After the rains, locals love to watch the temporary waterfalls cascading down those heights, adding a sparkling flourish to the scene.
Some also are able to enjoy from their property the calming vista of the Ka'elepulu Pond, better known as the waters of Enchanted Lakes next door.
You'll find that Kapoa homes for sale end up changing owners for $800K to $1.2M. Buyers love the quiet contentment of these avenues and the constant companionship of those eternal mountains. Residents here know it's not always about the beach in Hawaii.
The price range of houses for sale in Kaopa is $920K to $1.37M with a median price of $1.09M, median interior of 1,924sf and median land size of 7,200sf.
The historic median sales price of houses sold in Kaopa was $925K (2016), $1.05M (2015), $856K (2014), $849K (2013), $759K (2012), $805K (2011), $712K (2010), $700K (2009), $772K (2008), $849K (2007), $813K (2006), $755K (2005), $603K (2004), $450K (2003).
0 houses have sold in Kaopa year-to-date (Jan 16, 2017). In previous years, the total number of houses sold were 11 (2016), 11 (2015), 8 (2014), 15 (2013), 11 (2012), 7 (2011), 8 (2010), 9 (2009), 14 (2008), 10 (2007), 10 (2006), 12 (2005), 13 (2004), 13 (2003).
Historically, the average number of days it took to sell houses in Kaopa was 63 days (2016), 99 days (2015), 64 days (2014), 47 days (2013), 56 days (2012), 64 days (2011), 45 days (2010), 59 days (2009), 88 days (2008), 58 days (2007), 48 days (2006), 46 days (2005), 53 days (2004), 48 days (2003).
The average days on market for Kaopa houses before sold were 71 days December 2016 compared to 52 days December 2015.
The ratio of Kaopa houses sales price vs list price were 99.7% December 2016 compared to 102.1% December 2015.
2 Kaopa houses were sold December 2016 compared to 1 house sold December 2015.
The total dollar volume of houses currently for sale in Kaopa is $3.39M . The sold dollar volume in previous years was $10.59M (2016), $10.84M (2015), $6.82M (2014), $13.23M (2013), $8.32M (2012), $6.41M (2011), $5.87M (2010), $6.16M (2009), $10.54M (2008), $8.32M (2007), $8.01M (2006), $9.74M (2005), $8.31M (2004), $5.83M (2003).
The most recent sale in Kaopa was a house located at 423 Keolu Drive, sold for $900K on Dec 16, 2016. It had 1925sf of interior. 9 other recent sales include: 439 Keolu Drive (2,695sf) sold for $1.06M on 12/9/2016. 1245 Akele Street (2,279sf) sold for $1.19M on 8/26/2016. 1366 Akiahala Place (1,614sf) sold for $975K on 8/8/2016. 1515 Akea Place (1,526sf) sold for $824K on 7/22/2016. 1510 Akialoa Way (2,307sf) sold for $925K on 6/13/2016. 1554 Keolu Drive (1,608sf) sold for $889K on 5/19/2016. 1417 Akiahala Street (2,084sf) sold for $775K on 4/7/2016. 451 Keolu Drive (2,107sf) sold for $1.1M on 2/19/2016. 1520 Akake Place (1,570sf) sold for $820K on 2/12/2016.
1 of the house has ocean views and 2 have mountain views.