Moiliili: A Walkable Neighborhood
My wife and I were recently invited to a birthday party at St. Louis Alumni Clubhouse. For those who are familiar with the area, onsite and street parking can be a nightmare. Rather that stressing about parking, we decided to walk.
As we walked, I felt like a kid in a candy store. We stopped to look at the restaurants and stores along the way. Since driving is my primary means of transportation, it felt great to actually notice what was going on in our community.
The live-work-play lifestyle is in full swing in many cities across the globe. Locally, it's occurring in Ala Moana, Kaka'ako, a new developments like Ho'opili. Buyers, especially millennial Buyers, care about walkability.
Although Moiliili is no luxury neighborhood, Moiliili has a Walk Score of 96 out of 100. According to Walk Score, a rating between 90 - 100 is considered a "Walker's Paradise" because a car isn't necessary to conduct one's daily errands. Maybe Moiliili is the original walkable neighborhood?
If you live in Moiliili, you can access the numerous food eateries and businesses at Market City. You can walk to walk to the Puumana Building to take Bar Method classes. If you're in college, you can walk to the University of Hawaii. Also, you're a hop-skip away from Kaimuki, Waikiki, and Ala Moana.
Since walkable neighborhoods are becoming more popular on Oahu, it'll be interesting to see how real estate prices are affected in neighborhoods like Moiliili.