Ho’opili is Hawaiian living reimagined. The new housing community is located in Ewa Beach, stretching towards Kapolei. The 1,600-acre development is a welcomed addition to Oahu and the Hawaii housing market. Ho’opili is being developed by the highly regarded and trusted local developer, D.R. Horton Hawaii.
Ho’opili is more than just new housing and aims to extend residents’ perception of home beyond their four walls. It’s a development filled with community spaces, commercial outlets, recreation centers with pools, community gardens, playgrounds, and five new schools. Housing options include single-family homes, multifamily properties, FLEX homes (for unique live and work opportunities), and affordable housing opportunities, all of which are much needed in the tight Oahu housing market. There’s an option for nearly every type of homebuyer or renter.
Much Needed New Housing for Oahu
For many years, Oahu’s market and its residents have been pressured by a limited housing supply, which resulted in rapidly increasing home and rental prices. Housing affordability on Oahu, particularly near the island’s major employment centers, is challenging to say the least. Ho’opili brings a welcomed 12,000 new residences to the island. These new homes are creating a blossoming community while putting a sizeable dent in our ongoing housing shortage.
The Ho’opili master-planned community is designed as a “Transit Orientated Development” (TOD). TOD developments aim to offer easily accessible lifestyle amenities that are pedestrian and bike friendly. That means scattered retail options and wide sidewalks for low-stress sustainable living, reducing the need for car transportation. Furthermore, the development will have easy access to Honolulu’s rail system, providing direct rail access to Honolulu.
Ho’opili has become particularly popular amongst military members because of its reasonably priced homes and townhomes within a 30-minute drive to Schofield Barracks Army Base.
Ewa Beach and Kapolei
While Ho’opili is within the city limits of Ewa Beach, it stretches nearly to the border of Kapolei, effectively bridging the two regions together.
Ewa Beach was once a small plantation town filled with sugar cane fields and is now being developed into Oahu’s newest residential paradise. With sugar cane farming now being moved overseas, the area is now becoming one of Oahu’s most desirable new towns for young families. Ewa Beach offers a quiet, suburban lifestyle with single-family homes positioned on well-sized lots and affordable multifamily options. It’s located on the southwest side of Honolulu County, a corner of the island known as the Leeward side or dry side.
Kapolei has long been Oahu’s second major city and is growing into a booming metro area. It’s home to many locals of work in Kapolei or who commute to Downtown Honolulu. It is home to a university, plenty of retail options, schools, an open-air mall, movie theaters, and an abundance of restaurants. Kapolei gives locals all the amenities of a city without having to venture into bustling Honolulu.
More to Come for Ho’opili
Ho’opili is only in year six of a 20-year development plan. That means many homes and commercial properties are still yet to be built. Homebuyers are investing in Oahu’s bright future. For more information on homes in Ho’opili, contact a member of our team.