The City of Kapolei, Hawaii, also known as The Second City, is being developed as a second urban center for O'ahu. Residential units began construction in the 1980's, with commercial development shortly thereafter. Located at the southern end of the slopes of the Wai'anae mountain, near the town of Makakilo, it is approximately 25 miles from Honolulu. While trying to become a completely independent community, it remains a bedroom community for Honolulu. There are currently only two major through streets that serve downtown Kapolei, bringing considerable congestion to the area. The rapid population growth has outpaced the creation of local jobs. The population of Kapolei is approximately 25,694
Kapolei is an urban development comprised of 32,000 acres that even rivals Honolulu in sheer size. In fact, Campbell Estate won a National Developer of the Year award for its development of Kapolei. The city is the result of 30 years of carefully thought out planning.
A shopping center, business park, medical park, a 16-screen theater complex, commercial work centers and government services complexes have also been developed in Kapolei. Many of both city and state government offices are relocating to Kapolei thanks to its beautiful and easily accessible new buildings.
The police and fire stations as well as new schools and the beginning phase of the public library, Kapolei is a constantly evolving city. For more information on what is currently happening in Kapolei's real estate development, please visit www.campbellestate.com.
The Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park (now Wet 'n' Wild) is Hawaii's only water park. Their hours vary, so, please visit their website for more info. Some of the rides included are: Kapolei Kooler (800' long continuous river), Cutter's Island (relaxing getaway for adults, serves tropical beverages, Keiki Kove (interactive children's playground) and Waterworld (multi-level activity pool).
The Kapolei Golf Course is an 18 hole, 7001 yard, par 72 public course. It was designed by Ted Robinson and opened in 1995. They can be reached at 877-674-2225. The Ko Olina Golf Course is an 18 hole, 6867 yard, par 72 public course. Ko Olina was the former host of the Senior PGA and LPGA Hawaiian Ladies Open. This was also designed by Ted Robinson and opened in 1990. Golfers can order food and beverages from their golf carts on the ninth and eighteenth holes. They can be reached at 808-676-5309.