Kaimuki is an ancient Hawaiian name, meaning “to root oven,” as the area was known for the many ovens used to bake ti roots into a sweet food similar to candy.
Kaimuki was a farm of King Kalakaua in the 19th century where ostriches roamed wild over the mountainside. Later the farm became the site of a carnation farm to provide funeral flowers. Today, the area is a mix of old plantation-style homes surrounded by not a few new mansion-size homes, along with some walk-ups and high-rises as well as townhomes.
Waialae Avenue is the main street running through Kaimuki and is lined with a nice mix of restaurants, retail shops, and business offices.
The ridges rising above the Kaimuki community are home to the neighborhoods of St. Louis Heights, Wilhelmina Rise, and Maunalani Heights, many providing panoramic cities, valley, and ocean views.
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