Pālolo is the name of a valley, stream, and residential neighborhood in Honolulu, Hawaii, the United States. The area lies approximately four miles east and inland from downtown Honolulu, less than a mile from Diamond Head. Like many of Hawaii’s neighborhoods, Pālolo consists of an entire valley. The mauka (mountain-side) of the valley is agricultural. The makai (ocean-side) of the valley ends approximately at Waiʻalae Avenue and is densely settled, mostly with single-family homes.

In the Hawaiian land-use system, Pālolo is an ʻili of the Waikīkī ahupuaʻa in moku of Kona (Honolulu). Pālolo includes the Kaʻau Crater, an extinct volcano in the mountains at the back of the valley. Pālolo Stream runs through the valley before joining Manoa stream to form the Mānoa-Pālolo drainage canal, which flows into the Ala Wai Canal. In the Hawaiian language, pālolo means “clay”. Jarrett Middle School and Pālolo Elementary School are located in Pālolo.

Pālolo Valley is bordered on the mauka end by the Koʻolau Range, to the Koko Head (approximately East) side by Wilhelmina Rise, on the makai end by the neighborhood of Kaimuki, and on the ʻEwa (approximately west) side by Waʻahila Ridge. Palolo Valley is located inland of Kaimuki on the Mauka (mountain) side of Waialae Ave. It’s also nestled between the ridges of St. Louis Heights and Wilhelmina Rise. Because Palolo is a Valley, it is typically really green, especially in the back, where there are a few nurseries. It also offers some of the most affordable residential real estate prices in east Honolulu. There is a public recreation center that has a swimming pool. There are also several public schools in the valley. The main thoroughfares are Palolo Ave. on the west and 10th Ave. on the east. Both roads meet up in the back of the valley.

The majority of homes in Palolo are older plantation-style single wall construction homes zoned R-5. Many of the once larger 15-20,0000 square foot lots have been CPR’d or chopped up into smaller 5,000 square foot lots by developers over the years. Some of the homes are situated on steep topography on some of the slopes. Although some of these can be challenging to access and/or build upon, they often have great ocean views. A1 Bed Bug Exterminator Honolulu

Nearby Restaurants and Pubs

  • California Pizza Kitchen at Kahala Mall is located at 4211 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI
  • Chili’s Grill & Bar is located at 4211 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI
  • BREW’d Craft Pub is located at 3441 Waialae Ave Unit A, Honolulu, HI


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