Hawaii Randy's Real Estate Opinions: Welcome to Mililani – Part 3 the Surrounding Communities

Welcome to Mililani – Part 3 the Surrounding Communities

Just north of the planned community there are three valleys that also fall under the Mililani zip code.

Ridge at LaunaniJust above Mililani Mauka is Launani Valley.  To get there you take the Mililani Tech Park exit and turn right to drop into the valley.  Launani Valley is made up of several townhouse and condo complexes.  At the very bottom of the Valley is a single family home development.  Launani Valley is also across from Wheeler Army Air Field, which is now part of Schofield Barracks Army Base.

Just above Mililani Town there are two more valleys that have been developed and fall under the 96789 Mililani zip code.  They also not part of the planned community. 

The first is Waipio Acres, which was developed in the late 50's, early 60s.  The community is made up of mostly single family homes and two condo complexes.  You can tell you are out of the planned community by the boats in the driveways and the overhead power lines.

The next is Melemanu Valley which is made up of five concrete constructed condo complexes.  There is a community swimming pool, a park with a ball diamond and a gated community that single family homes on 1 acre lots.

PoolWaipio Acres and Melemanu Valley fall under the Mililani Schools, Launani Valley youngsters attend Wheeler and Wahiawa Schools.  None of the valleys fall under the planned community and as such are not subject to Mililani Town Association (MTA) rules and their residents con not join or have use of the MTA rec. centers.

Home prices in Melemanu and Waipio Acres tend to be less expensive making the properties there a good value for those breaking into the housing market. They are convenient to the planned community of Mililani Town for shopping, schools, etc. and just down the road from Wheeler Army Air Field and Schofield Barracks.

Home prices in Launani Valley are generally comparable to prices in the planned community of Mililani.  The one exception is Waikalani Woodlands which was built in the 1970s;   Waikalani Woodlands prices are comparable to Melemanu Valley pricing.  Most of the complexes have their own swimming pools and the Valley has its own home owners association that maintains a community park, a walking/ jogging path and the private road.  The one feature of the valley is a stream that runs down the side of the valley and along the jogging trail and park.  In general the valley is quite peaceful.  Many of my real estate client shave bought in Launani Valley and enjoy the quiet living.

Cathedral PointLaunani Valley is conveniently located across the Freeway from Wheeler AAF and Schofield Barracks.  The Valley is one freeway exit away from Mililani in one direction and one freeway exit away from historic Wahiawa in the other direction.


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Comment balloon 10 commentsRandy Prothero • January 26 2007 10:21AM


Where's the photos???



Posted by Shari George (Coldwell Banker Tomlinson) over 12 years ago
Shari - I added three photos of some of the proiperties in the valleys.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 12 years ago

Randy, here in Middletown Connecticut they built five planned residential developments in the 70's, but only one turned out like it was suppose to be, the other four are basically just subdivisions now, with non of the features of a PRD's except the common open space.

I am glad that this concept seems to have worked better there in Hawaii. 

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 12 years ago
We have a few very successful planned communities and some new ones being built.  Hawaii was where the first condo laws came to be, so we have been a little ahead of curve in association and planned communities.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 12 years ago

What great photos Randy!  I can't complain, because Miami is beautiful....but you definitely give us a great perspective.


Posted by Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate (Majestic Properties) over 12 years ago

Rick & Ines - I haven't been to Florida yet.  I am hoping to take the family there in the next year or two.

I just started to work on the Localism community for Mililani.  I am hoping to have it more complete in the next week or two.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 12 years ago

by David Kucic, Hawaii REALTOR

Hawaii Real Estate

Randy-Is Launani Valley really above Mililani Mauka?  I haven't pulled out a topographic map but I am trying to visualize that.

Aloha From Paradise,

David Kucic, Hawaii REALTOR


Posted by 1SG (Ret.) David Kucic, President and Owner (Hawaii Military Realty, Inc.) over 12 years ago
David - It is right above.  It is the next exit on the freeway, then you cut back towards Mililani Mauka.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 12 years ago
Randy - come visit Florida anytime...but please do not compare the beaches....they should be totally different.  Let me know....would love to meet you and your family.  The fun part of Localism is that you can complete these cities as you go, I've been doing all kinds of local posts, from events, to parks, to businesses and places to visit. 
Posted by Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate (Majestic Properties) over 12 years ago

Rick & Ines - From what i have seen on TV your beaches are flat and wide.  Ours are not as wide, but the water is fantastic and the sand is nice on the feet.  This has been fun meeting great agent through Active Rain.  I am looking forward to meeting some of them next week in Las Vegas at the CRS Sell-a-bration.

I just started to build Mililani the last couple of days.  I added several pictures today.  I hope to make it a good source for people looking to come here.


YAH HOO!!  Spell check is working!!

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 12 years ago

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