Kailua is a census-designated place located in the Hawaiian Islands, on the Island of Oahu, about 12 miles northeast of Honolulu, the largest city in the island chain. Kailua is not technically a city, though we may call it one in this article. Kailua is primarily a residential area and is currently home to over 38,000 residents. Kailua’s name comes from the fact that there are two currents that flow through Kailua Bay, as well as the fact that the city itself also sits on two separate lagoons – the name literally translates to “two seas.” Kailua has a centralized business district located along Kailua Road, which provides residents with a one-stop-shop type of experience.
Kailua once served as the main capital for the O’ahu kings, before Kamehameha came and overtook the entire island chain in the early 18th century, and was densely populated by the time Captain James Cook arrived in the mid-to-late 18th century. Kailua was used for a time as an agricultural area, growing sugar cane and rice, though became a cattle-grazing area by the turn of the 20th century. By the outbreak of World War II and the bombing of Pearl Harbor in late 1941, Kailua was a small town of about 3,000 residents; World War II, however, brought the military to the area, with the construction of Marine Corps Base Hawaii as well as Army Fort Hase, both of which are still in operation today.
Located just 12 miles northeast of Honolulu, Kailua shares much of the same climate with its larger neighbor. During the summer, average daily highs only reach into the mid 80’s, with overnight lows typically dropping down into the low-to-mid 70’s. During the winter, temperatures during the day tend to reach into the upper 70’s, with overnight lows dropping down into the low-to-mid 60’s. Also like Honolulu, its record high during the summer months is only in the mid-90’s, and the temperatures and climate of the city are fair and pleasant throughout the year.
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