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Regency at Puakea & 6 More of the Best Retirement Communities in Honolulu!

If you’re thinking about moving into a retirement community, you’ve probably already consulted the internet for answers. Well, we’ve got good news for you—Senior Resource is here to help you with your quest! From condos to townhouses to gated communities, we’ve scoured Hawaii for the best senior living options. Check out our list of the top SEVEN highest-rated retirement communities near Honolulu.


1. Regency at Puakea

What it is: An assisted living and retirement community on Lihue, 30 minutes from Honolulu.

Features we love: Situated in the beautiful island of Kauai, Regency at Puakea is the perfect place for any retiree to spend their golden years. From wellness options to healthy meals designed for every palate, this community guarantees every resident can live their best life!

What others are saying: Regency at Puakea has 5 perfect stars on! Reviews praised the clean, well-maintained facility and friendly staff.

2. Good Samaritan Society (Pohai Nani)

What it is: Retirement community in Kaneohe

Features we love: Picture this: a 16-acre retirement village in a gorgeous island setting. If that sounds good to you, then you may want to start packing your bags for Pohai Nani! Their spacious, smoke-free apartments come with air-conditioning and emergency response systems. Residents can enjoy transportation services and weekly housekeeping.

What others are saying: 5 perfect stars for Pohai Nani on Facebook!


3. Aiea Heights Senior Living

What it is: A senior living community in Aiea, 14 minutes outside of Honolulu.

Features we love: Services are all-inclusive and designed to help residents live their best life! Additionally, this community is situated in a quiet neighborhood overlooking the city.

What others are saying: Google users say that the staff is attentive and warm. Also mentioned was how happy their loved ones were at Aiea Heights!

4. 15 Craigside

What it is: Independent living, with personal care services, in Honolulu.

Features we love: From 24-hour security to premium dining, 15 Craigside has it all! Residents can enjoy a nice dip in the indoor pool or swing by the resident store for some bare necessities. Bookworms will be happy to know there’s also a library!

What others are saying: The U.S. News & World Report gave 15 Craigside 5 out of 5 stars!

5. The Ivy at Hawaii Kai

What it is: Independent and assisted living in Honolulu.

Features we love: There’s a full-service barber shop and beauty salon. If you like taking walks in nature, then I’ve got wonderful news for you. This community boasts private walking paths, complete with waterfalls. Additionally, The Ivy is pet-friendly!

What others are saying: Reviews say the rooms at The Ivy are bright, airy, and spacious and the grounds serene! They also praised the wonderful amenities.

6. Franciscan Vistas Ewa Apartments

What it is: An apartment community for seniors aged 62 and older.

Features we love: Residents can choose between one or two-bedroom apartments, each fitted with modern conveniences that’ll make retirement living a breeze. Bathrooms are fully ADA-compliant, with shower grab bars and wheelchair accessibility. Social opportunities await in the clubhouse, picnic area, and community center!

What others are saying: Facebook users gave Franciscan Vistas Ewa Apartments 5 out of 5 stars!


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7. Ilima at Leihano

What it is: Independent living in Kapolei.

Features we love: Residents can enjoy the state-of-the-art fitness center and pool! Of course, you can also partake in the signature Art of Living Well program, curated by the dedicated wellness staff. Best of all, this community is located close to a myriad of shopping centers, medical services, and a 60-acre park. How’s that for perfect retirement living?

What others are saying: Loved ones praised the warm, welcoming community. Ilima at Leihano has 5 perfect stars on Facebook.

Did you know that 90% of seniors WANT to age in place?

If you’re one of them, then check out our directory for certified aging-in-place specialists (CAPS).

A CAPS can assess your needs and then identify environmental changes for ensuring health and safety at home. They may also recommend home care services or community resources that can help! A CAPS will work closely with you and your family to make aging in place a suitable option for as long as possible.


Originally published May 09, 2023

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