Welcome to Kaka’ako
A trendy, urban island community bursting with street art, unique dining, and boutique shopping
Kaka’ako is a modern and trendy island community with a rich history situated on the coast of Hawaii. Known for its colorful street art, unique dining, and boutique shopping, this vibrant neighborhood is attractive to residents of all ages. The homes are newly renovated and line the beautifully landscaped residential streets and the downtown commercial area is incredibly well-maintained and always lively.
Once home primarily to fishermen, this rapidly growing neighborhood is bursting at every corner with residents of all ages. A perfect blend of residential and urban living, Kaka’ako has something to offer everyone. Venue openings, art shows, and community gatherings can be found at every turn for those who appreciate city life, while lovers of the great outdoors will never tire of the stunning natural scenery.
What to Love
- A never-ending calendar of community events
- Colorful and vibrant street art
- Bustling shopping centers with unique dining
- Stunning natural scenery to explore
With such a hip neighborhood setting and so many places to explore, life in Kaka’ako is anything but boring. The downtown area has a wide variety of shops, dining, and events year-round for residents to enjoy. The prime location of Kaka’ako grants easy access to all neighboring cities and its natural scenery, full of beaches and parks, provides the perfect destination for a life of relaxation, sunshine, and island living.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The dynamic urban island community of Kaka’ako is brimming with colorful street art, unique dining, and boutique shopping at every turn. With an array of artists living here, the vibrant street art decorating the streets of Kaka’ako is a popular attraction throughout this thriving city and is loved by both locals and visitors alike.
The shopping scene in Kaka’ako is incredible, with a mixture of malls showcasing both local and international treasures for sale. The fabulous shopping center Salt At Our Kaka’ako
offers locals a wide variety of boutiques, restaurants, events, and more. Hungry Ear Records
has the largest vinyl collection in Hawaii, including rare albums. Craft beer, juice bars, and scrumptious organic establishments can be found at every turn.
One-of-a-kind gems and artisan goods can be found everywhere at South Shore Market
, which features some of Hawaii’s most talented entrepreneurs within their featured businesses. The Kaka’ako Farmer’s Market
is a weekly hotspot among residents, with locally grown produce and sweet treats galore. Be sure to check out the Pa‘akai Marketplace
as well for a celebration of authentic Hawaiian culture, which often features live music for patrons to enjoy while they shop. They host family-friendly seasonal events like the Happy Kaka’akoween and events, such as Bark in the Park, for the four-legged family members.
Things to Do
Residents of Kaka’ako never run out of fun activities to join or things to do. With a wide array of beaches, parks, and entertainment, there is always an event to partake in. Victoria Ward Park
offers events year-round for members of the community who love the outdoors, such as Yoga in the Park
The annual POW! WOW! Hawai‘i
festival takes place each year as well, attracting visitors from near and far to the island by bringing together hundreds of artists from the island and all around the world. Other popular activities include anything that involves the great outdoors, such as hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, and surfing in the nearby shores.
Kaka’ako hosts a blend of public and private schools for residents to choose from. Students benefit from small class sizes and world-class facilities to ensure educational success.