Laulani Trades Gentry, Ewa Beach, is a gated community in the Ewa area of Honolulu, Hawaii. The Laulani Trades community offers affordable living at its finest in an up-scale residential environment with resort style amenities and easy access to shopping destinations such as Times Supermarket and Walmart.
This coveted community is a hard one to break into. The managers of the neighborhood are very strict about who they let into it as they don't want there to be a high turnover rate in residents from here to some other town. The only way that you can buy a home here is if you are approved by one of the board members for an interview. Although, if you know someone who currently lives in the community, you have a shot of joining the neighborhood.
The median age for those who live in the Laulani Trades neighborhood is somewhere between 40 to 50 years old, and 60% of all residents have a college degree. Most families are married couples with children who live here because they like the peaceful, quiet environment that it offers compared to other parts of Honolulu. The crime rate in the Laulani Trades neighborhood is lower than most other neighborhoods on Oahu.
Timeless architecture features are found throughout this 71-home subdivision including high vaulted ceilings, plantation shutters, hardwood floors, and upgraded kitchens, and baths. Interior features include oversized sliding glass doors that open to private backyard lanais that overlook the spectacular views of nearby Makua Beach Park or Queen's Surf Beach on Kewalo Basin Harbor. The two community parks offer playgrounds for children and a BBQ picnic area for families.
The exterior of this gated community is made up of stucco with exposed concrete beams on top. This allows for an open airy feel that adds a contemporary touch to the overall design plan for this community.
There are a variety of different homes in Laulani Trades Gentry, with prices ranging from $220,000 to $745,000. These homes range in size from 1,800 to 3,000 square feet and feature either one or four bedrooms. The home styles include split-level house plans and contemporary home designs.
Property amenities include:
- Over-sized private lanais with hardwood floors & plantation shutters.
- Two community parks with a barbecue picnic area.
- Oversized pool with a wading pool for children.
Living in Laulani Trades Gentry, Ewa Beach
The Laulani Trades Gentry Ewa Beach area is near to the Kailua and Aiea areas. The main amenities offered to the residents of these areas include Times Supermarket, Walmart, Queen's Surf Beach on Kewalo Basin Harbor, Makua Beach Park and Kailua Bay.
One of the most notable amenities in the area is the close proximity to Queen's Surf Beach on Kewalo Basin Harbor. It features a wide variety of shops that are available for purchase as well as multiple restaurants and a surfing beach. The bowling alley is also nearby in this area which makes it easy for people who want to go bowling or play billiards.
This area of Ewa Beach is close to many local shops, restaurants, and entertainment spots, which makes it very easy for residents of Laulani Trades (or those who live nearby) to get what they need quickly.
Another spot that attracts a lot of people from around the island is Kailua Bay. This bay is an outdoor enthusiast's dream as it features multiple outdoor activities such as paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, boating, and more! There are also several recreational parks located on this bay where you can enjoy food, fun and entertainment with friends or family.
There are a number of excellent schools available to the students residing in the Laulani Trades community. These both private and public school options such as:
- 'Ewa Beach Elementary School
- Pohakea Elementary School
- 'Ilima Intermediate School
- James Campbell High School
- Kaimiloa Elementary School
- Our Lady of Perpetual Help School
Ewa Beach is home to some of the best surfing spots on Oahu including Makua beach's Sunset point and Queen's surf beach where Kelly Slater competed in surfing competitions in the late 70's. There is also the Kailua Pier where you can catch a ferry over to popular surf spots such as Shark's Cove and Hanauma Bay. A lot of people enjoy taking pictures at this pier, or just walking along the waterfront area while enjoying the scenery that surrounds them in both directions.
Aloha Stadium is located within the Ewa Beach area and offers sporting events, concerts, and entertainment of all kinds. It is a very popular destination for people around the island because events such as Aloha Fest and the Ewa Beach Jazz Festival are both held here each year.
Ewa Beach also offers attractions such as Diamond Head, Sea Life Park, and Koko Crater Botanical Gardens. These spots offer great scenery to visitors that come from all over the world to experience their beauty.