Kalihi

Kalihi


Kalihi lies between Honolulu on the east and Mapunapuna, Salt Lake and Moanalua to the west. Kahili was historically ruled by royalty and was the site of the Leprosy Receiving Station where lepers were examined and then sent to the Kalalupapa leper colony on Molokai. There were fish ponds at Kalihi which have been filled in.

Kalihi, like many neighborhoods on Oahu, lies in a long, steep valley, which was carved by the Kalihi stream. The valley widens to flatlands as it approaches Honolulu Harbor. Older tract homes are located at the lower end. As end of the valley approaches the sea, residential development ends and becomes commercial, light industrial and maritime based.




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