Kapolei is a planned city located in Honolulu County, Hawaii. Home to over 15,000 residents, Kapolei was envisioned in the early 1980’s as a second urban center of Oahu (with Honolulu being the main urban center on the island). Located west of Honolulu, on the southwestern shores of Oahu, Kapolei has grown steadily since it was first settled in the late 1980’s. Much of the land that became Kapolei was given over to sugarcane and pineapple cultivation until James Campbell bought up the land; his development firm owns the development company that has been working on growing Kapolei over the past thirty years. Today, Kapolei has emerged as the second business center on Oahu and is the second-largest commercial and residential district on the island. Since 2000, Kapolei has seen massive growth, and today the city’s per-capita income is over double the national average, with many homes bringing in six-figure incomes.
Kapolei is still growing. With just over 15,000 residents, it may be the second-largest shopping and residential center on Oahu, but it pales in comparison to Honolulu, which is the largest city in the entire island chain. However, that doesn’t stop people from continuing to move to the area, and its development and planning have largely helped the island out. Traffic is still an ongoing problem; as basically a bedroom city, many residents living in Kapolei commute to Honolulu and the surrounding area for work, but the continuing growth of the city has led to problems with updating infrastructure and roads in order to satisfy the growing demands of its population. As with every city in Hawaii, if you’re shipping to Kapolei from the mainland (or from Kapolei to the mainland) you’ll likely have to contract with a company in Honolulu and take your vehicle to the port there for shipping.
Like the rest of the island of Oahu, Kapolei experiences a tropical savannah climate, with little variation in temperature throughout the year but with almost a week per month of rain on average. During the summer months, temperatures rarely get into the high 80’s; the record temperature in Honolulu, for instance, is a balmy 95 degrees, set in September. Overnight lows drop into the mid 70’s during the summer months. Winter months see no snow; average daily highs during the winter tend to stay in the low 80’s, with overnight lows dropping into the mid-60’s. This makes Oahu, Honolulu and Kapolei some of the most popular places to live in the Hawaiian Islands and in the entire United States.
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