Royal Kunia/Village Park
Welcome to Royal Kunia & Village Park. Two, small planned communities developed from 1980 to the early 2000’s. It’s located just above the H-1 freeway and borders large agricultural lots on the West and Kipapa Gultch on the East. Technically subdivisions of Waipahu, the two communities feel disconnected from Waipahu because the freeway provides a manmade border/divide. And with its own shopping center, Royal Kunia & Village Park residents have the option to stay within their communities for day to day needs.
- When Royal Kunia was developed in the 90’s by Horita Realty and Castle & Cook, many of the residents purchased homes they thought were going to border one of two golf courses in the area. But the main golf course was never developed and is still vacant land currently zoned preservation land.
- Royal Kunia and Village Park both have associations and general association fees.
Around the Neighborhood
Royal Kunia & Village Park are classic suburb neighborhoods. Communities built for commuters looking for more value.
Royal Kunia is the newer neighborhood of the two and looks like a mini Mililani Mauka. Castle & Cook developed both Mililani Mauka & Royal Kunia and it looks like the same design teams worked on both. Six small neighborhoods make up Royal Kunia and they are all positioned around a large vacant parcel of land that was initially meant to be a golf course. Today, it’s dry brush that isn’t unsightly, but isn’t ideal either. The majority of homes in Royal Kunia are simple two-story homes with bedrooms upstairs and living and kitchen downstairs.
Village Park was developed in the 80’s and is located in-between Royal Kunia and the H-1 freeway. Visually, the neighborhood is pretty boring but does have an efficient layout with a lot of cross streets, side walks and underground utilities. The boring comment comes from almost all homes looking the same. There just isn’t a lot of variation other than color schemes and front yards. The majority of homes in Village Park are single-level homes.
You have Wal-Mart and Times Supermarket…and that’s about it. Just enough for everyday essentials. Aside from those you’ll be taking a short drive to Waikele or Waipahu for more shopping options.
Nothing really exciting here. Denny’s is the only real sit down restaurant and there’s a McDonalds and Jack n’ Box. Starbucks is here too but then again, what neighborhood doesn’t have a Starbucks?
Royal Kunia and Village Park isn’t known as a strong public school district and the rankings reflect that. The rankings below are done by Honolulu Magazine and are for 2019 state wide. For a more detailed breakdown and explanation of the rankings, please visit HonoluluMagazine.com
- Kaleiopuu Elementary #121 of 170
- Waipahu Middle #29 of 51
- Waipahu High School #14 of 49
Due to lack of inventory, low-interest rates, and high demand Royal Kunia & Village Park are currently HOT markets
Date of Builds
Royal Kunia: Built primarily in the 1990’s
Village Park: Built primarily in the 1980’s
Days on the Market
Royal Kunia & Village Park are true suburbs with just about everyone commuting for work. Both are close to freeway access but only have one true entry and exit which can get backed up during prime traffic hours. Once you’re in the residential areas getting around is very easy, especially getting around Royal Kunia because of wide main streets. And if you’re commuting to Schofield Barracks, you can take Kunia Road straight to the main gate for one of, if not, the fastest commutes to Schofield.
YesCar Dependent ➔
YesBicycle Friendly ➔
2 drivers in the areaUber ➔
YesCity Bus ➔
Common Commutes by Car:
- Downtown Honolulu – 25 minutes without traffic; 55-65 minutes with traffic
- Schofield Barracks – 7 minutes without traffic; 15 minutes with traffic
- Honolulu Inter. Airport – 20 minutes without traffic; 35-40 minutes with traffic
- Grocery Store – 5 minutes
- Costco – 20 minutes