The ultimate “glow up” (to transform oneself in a significant way) as the hip kids would call it, this Honolulu district is undeniably the epitome of just that. From a piecemeal neighborhood of small mom and pop businesses, it has become the hub of hip; The chic portfolio of shops, the place-to-be-seen restaurants, and commissioned street art from hand-picked artists. This is the newest and youngest place to live and play.
Sandwiched between Waikiki (tourist central) and downtown Honolulu (Oahu’s all-things-business headquarters), Kakaako is perfectly situated as a most convenient residential neighborhood. Luckily for those flocking to the area, this neighborhood is built with vision that extends beyond white picket fences. Rather, it is a city on the continued upswing of dreamy urban vibes. Think farmers markets twice a week, annual mural updates, a boutique shopping center called SALT, a waterfront park for recreation, and extremely walkable/bike-able outdoor experiences.
Currently, home to 12,000 residents, the population in this metropolis-of-cool district, Kakaako is expected to soar to 30,000 within the decade. Residences are comprised of mostly brand-new high rises, and construction to match the demand is underway. For urban living at its finest, consider making this unique neighborhood yours.