Living in Ala Moana provides the excitement, convenience, and benefits of being in the heart of a major international city, while adjoining one of Hawaii’s nicest beach parks -- truly giving you the best of both worlds. Imagine looking down from your high rise condo: in one direction lies bustling Honolulu, but on the other lies the beautiful Pacific Ocean and some of the most stunning beaches on Oahu. Ala Moana real estate, also referred to as Kakaako, consists almost exclusively of high rise condos. Bordered by Honolulu Harbor to the West and world-famous Waikiki to the east, the Kakaako area has been designated by the government as a special development district and has many of Honolulu’s newest and most desired high rise condos. Ala Moana Beach Park is the largest and one of the most frequented beach parks on the island. Residents and visitors alike utilize the pristine waters for activities such as paddle boarding, swimming, surfing, boating, canoe paddling, and more. The beach park has more to offer than just calm water, however. Residents love to use the park as a picnic or barbecue destination with its big grassy areas, banyans and palm trees. You will also constantly see people staying active by running, walking, or biking the 2 mile loop surrounding the beach park. The park also provides a phenomenal location to watch the sun make its descent each evening. With hundreds of restaurants and one of the nation's largest shopping centers within walking distance from your Ala Moana condo, all of your needs would be readily attained. The internationally acclaimed Ala Moana Shopping Center is the largest open-air shopping center in the world and truly exemplifies the Hawaiian lifestyle: you can still enjoy the beautiful tropical weather while exploring the over 290 stores and restaurants available. Also within walking distance just a block away from most Ala Moana condos is Ward Center: full of restaurants, shops, and a movie theater. With Ala Moana’s quintessential location, a car isn’t even a necessity! Everything you need is within walking distance, and anywhere you need to go is conveniently served by the nation’s best bus service. The best located and most luxurious Ala Moana condo, The Hokua, offers perfect views over the Ala Moana Beach Park, with recent prices ranging from a 2BR unit at $1.9 million to a 3 BR at $5 million. Older, low-rise Ala Moana condos can offer units under $200,000. In between is a large selection of newer high rise Kakaako condos with extensive amenities and incredible views such as Koolani, Moana Pacific, Keola Lai, Pacifica, Yacht Harbor Towers, Nauru Tower, 909 Kapiolani, and Hawaiki Tower, with prices generally in the $500,000 to $1.2 million range. Ala Moana real estate in all price ranges is popular with local and international investors as well as residents since its excellent location and name recognition makes it desirable for rental and easy to resell.