Paalaa Kai is cradled between Highway 82 & Kamehameha Hwy, just off the northwestern corner of the well known traffic circle that ends Route 99's upward path. From here, if you head west a couple of minutes on Kamehameha, you're in the midst of the famous eateries and unique North Shore shops of Haleiwa.
Both Kaiaka Bay & Haleiwa Ali'i Beach Parks are about a mile from Paalaa Kai's homes, though it is a longer distance in practice due to having to go north in order to cross Helemano Stream on the way. If that makes a walk a little more time consuming, it's still only a 5 minute ride in your car.
You're right in the active part of North Shore when you live here, but outside the tourist path. It's your choice when and if to dip your feet in those areas our visitors frequent or stay in your quiet corner.
The vast majority of Paalaa Kai houses were built in the 1980's, with a few older vintages, but not many. As you can imagine, they tend to follow the rectangular, wood paneled style that you expect on the North Shore of Oahu.
PAALAA KAI HOMES – ROOM FOR ALL Clearly they were intended for Island families, with 3BRs being the dominant design, and some taking on larger households who need as much as 9BRs. Then again, North Shore residents are known to be popular with visitors in the winter surf season, filling guest room space for at least that popular part of the year.
Lots are average sized, taking up 4,000 to 6,000 sq ft usually, with the interiors varying widely from a little under 1,000 to almost 4,000 sq ft inside them.
If the homes are a little closer than some parts of the North Shore, you're surrounded by green spaces that balances that with a fully rural feel. The lack of anything above two stories adds to the openness that residents hold dearly up here.
LIVE AT THE NORTH SHORE CROSSROADS This is the right place for anyone with job or other ties outside the North Shore. Firmly part of this distinct district, you're right off the highway to Central Oahu and Metro Honolulu. Yet close enough to head to the beach on a whim or into Haleiwa for an ono bite to eat.
With homes to accommodate almost any size household, Paalaa Kai should be a real estate stop for almost any buyer who loves the big surf lifestyle, and that includes You.
The price range of houses for sale in Paalaakai is $549K to $719K with a median price of $685K, median interior of 864sf and median land size of 4,730sf.
The median price of houses sold in Paalaakai year-to-date (Jan - Apr 30, 2017) is $582K. In previous years it was $691K (2016), $495K (2015), $500K (2014), $438K (2013), $375K (2012), $465K (2011), $422K (2010), $455K (2008), $459K (2007), $425K (2006), $382K (2005), $277K (2004), $231K (2003).
2 houses have sold in Paalaakai year-to-date (Jan - Apr 30, 2017). In previous years, the total number of houses sold were 12 (2016), 4 (2015), 6 (2014), 5 (2013), 2 (2012), 6 (2011), 4 (2010), 3 (2008), 3 (2007), 5 (2006), 8 (2005), 5 (2004), 12 (2003).
On average Paalaakai houses were on the market for 56 days before they were sold (Jan - Apr 30, 2017). In previous years it was 119 days (2016), 77 days (2015), 102 days (2014), 115 days (2013), 51 days (2012), 51 days (2011), 61 days (2010), 131 days (2008), 78 days (2007), 45 days (2006), 42 days (2005), 39 days (2004), 65 days (2003).
The total dollar volume of houses currently for sale in Paalaakai is $1.95M and the sold dollar volume year-to-date (Jan - Apr 30, 2017) is $1.16M. In previous years sold dollar volume was $8.2M (2016), $1.96M (2015), $3.09M (2014), $2.32M (2013), $750K (2012), $2.75M (2011), $1.62M (2010), $1.29M (2008), $1.5M (2007), $2.09M (2006), $3.26M (2005), $1.47M (2004), $2.71M (2003).
The most recent sale in Paalaakai was a house located at 66-900 Wanini Street, sold for $665K on Mar 31, 2017. It had 1504sf of interior. 9 other recent sales include: 66-854 Kamakahala Street (856sf) sold for $500K on 2/2/2017. 66-166 Waialua Beach Road (2,292sf) sold for $719K on 10/3/2016. 66-164 Waialua Beach Road (2,292sf) sold for $701K on 9/6/2016. 66-090 Waialua Beach Road (2,358sf) sold for $925K on 8/24/2016. 66-892 Alena Loop (676sf) sold for $410K on 8/23/2016. 66-869 Wanini Street (856sf) sold for $600K on 7/15/2016. 66-117 Alena Place (2,014sf) sold for $670K on 7/13/2016. 66-912 Kamakahala Street (1,287sf) sold for $682K on 7/8/2016. 66-831 Kamakahala Street (3,632sf) sold for $710K on 7/6/2016.