95-1050 Makaikai, Mililani, Hawaii 96789
On Hawaii's Island of Oahu, the Settled 55+ Community of Olaloa Has Low Maintenance Condominiums, 21 Landscaped Acres, a Community Garden and More
Built between 1992 and 1993, the mellow 55+ condominium community of Olaloa is just a short drive north of Honolulu on Hawaii's Oahu island. The meaning of Olaloa is "long life," and the village prides itself on maintaining healthy lifestyles by nourishing a senior's mind, body, and soul.
Olaloa is made up of 360 units in one and two story blue, gray and tan buildings. All units on the second floor are serviced by an elevator. Studios have about 380 square feet. One bedroom units have 529 square feet and two bedroom units have approximately 795 square feet. Each home has an electric kitchen, and most units have a lanai. There is a community washer and dryer, but larger condos have their own hook-ups. Twenty-one acres of green spaces help create a soothing environment. Parking areas are spread throughout the community.
Resales begin in the mid- to high-$200,000s. The verify Please verify this price with a Realtor as it is bound to change.
HOA dues range from about $260 per month to more than $500 per month and pay for cable, sewer, water, common area maintenance, and amenities. Pets are welcome, but restrictions apply.
Olaloa is gated, secure and fully staffed. Weight training, chair stretch, Tai Chi, Qigong, and flower arrangement are just a few of the scheduled classes. Neighbors meet for movie nights, karaoke potlucks, and ukulele jams. The community center is a little dated but has an exercise room, a lounge, a ballroom, a well-appointed library and a swimming pool. The community garden is particularly popular.
Trails, two forest reserves, and a wildlife refuge are nearby. The Ewa Forest Reserve permits camping. Wahaiwa Freshwater State Park is open for picnicking as well as shore and boat fishing. The Patsy T. Mink Regional Park has tennis courts, an Olympic-size pool, and an archery range. The Mililani Golf Club, a par-72 course, is open to the public.
Mililani does not have a hospital, but Wahiawa General Hospital is just five miles away in Wahiawa and is accredited by the Joint Commission.
On average, this area receives 58 inches of rain each year. Temperatures are in the 60s, 70s and 80s year round.
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The Aloha State is an isolated volcanic archipelago 2,397 miles east of San Francisco. Although it was annexed by the United States in 1900, Hawaii did not become a state until August 21, 1959. It is the only U.S. state made up entirely of islands, and it is the northernmost island group in Polynesia.
Hawaii's islands are known for their lush foliage, rugged geography, as well as their gold, red, black, and green sand beaches. Its Kilauea volcano is one of the world's most active. NASA astronauts trained for moon voyages by walking on Mauna Loa's hardened lava fields.
Of the six major islands, Oahu has the only major city - Honolulu. Climate and rainfall can vary depending on altitude and location. Thanks to trade winds, the north and east side receive higher amounts of moisture than the south and west. The islands experience some tropical storms, but the incidence of a true hurricane is rare. The rainiest city, Hilo, in the United States is in Hawaii.
Tourism and defense are a large part of the Hawaii's economy. The state is the only one in the union to grow coffee. It also produces most of the nation's pineapple and sugar cane. Nearly eight million tourists come to visit each year.
Population - 1,428,557
Persons 65 years old and over - 14%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 91%
Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 31%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 10%
White persons, not Hispanic - 22%
Median household income - $71,977
Median home value - $538,499
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Why Would Someone Age 55+ Retire in an All Ages Development?
While communities designed for people age 55 or better have a lot of benefits, not everyone wants to retire in a development where most of the residents are the same age and often of the same socioeconomic background. All ages community by law cannot discriminate based on age so they nearly always have a wide range of residents, from families and single professionals to empty nesters and often retirees. Many older all ages neighborhoods are organic, that is having grown over time and never having been "master planned." These usually do not have amenities such as a pool, tennis courts, etc. But more and more new all ages communities are master planned, gated, with covenants and HOA fees. Retirees often prefer these to 55+ communities because they allow more interaction with people from more cross sections of the country.
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