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 $825K to $1.37M with a median price of $998K, median interior of 1,902sf and median land size of 7,590sf.
The median price of houses sold in Kaopa year-to-date (Jan - Feb 26, 2017) is $1.07M. In previous years it 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).
2 houses have sold in Kaopa year-to-date (Jan - Feb 26, 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).
On average Kaopa houses were on the market for 97 days before they were sold (Jan - Feb 26, 2017). In previous years it 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 total dollar volume of houses currently for sale in Kaopa is $5.3M and the sold dollar volume year-to-date (Jan - Feb 26, 2017) is $2.14M. In previous years sold dollar volume 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 1185 Akipola Street, sold for $1.11M on Feb 23, 2017. It had 1656sf of interior. 9 other recent sales include: 1371 Akiahala Place (1,941sf) sold for $1.03M on 2/10/2017. 423 Keolu Drive (1,925sf) sold for $900K on 12/16/2016. 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.