Why do you love Mililani?
Mililani is a community and not just a bunch of houses. People are friendly and everyone seems to know everyone. It has shopping centers, quality schools, 7 recreation centers and multiple parks; you have everything you need close to home.
Describe your perfect weekend in Mililani?
Watching my sons soccer game, catching a movie at the multiplex or a football game at the High School stadium and maybe a trip or two the the gym.
Two golden nuggets you know now that you wish you knew as a new resident?
The Mililani Town Association organizes family events like movie night at the pool. The shopping centers host cool events also.
Two fun facts about Mililani
Mililani was named an All-America City.
One or two things you dislike about Mililani
Long drive to the beach.
How is street parking around the city?
There are no parking meters in Mililani and no shortage of parking anywhere.
Do you feel safe at night walking around?
I have always felt safe everywhere within the planned community.
What initially attracted you to move to Mililani?
The quality of the schools and the volume of activities for children.
Are there mostly family run or corporate chain establishments?
We have a wonderful mixture of small businesses and most of the major food chains and Walmart.
City History :
Mililani was built in what used to be Pineapple fields. Dole Pineapple changed their name to Castle and Cooke. They developed the town.
The Mililani Town Association landscapes the roads and keeps the town looking nice. There are many organizations that volunteer in the community to make it a special place to live.
City Safety :
The closest thing we have to a gang is a couple of senior citizens drinking coffee at the local fast food place.
City Danger :
A hurricane every 20 or 30 years.
Renting Advice :
Even though most condo buildings are pet friendly many individual condo owners do not accept pets. The new law in Hawaii allows an additional pet deposit to be charged, so that appears to be making it easier to rent with a pet. it will cost you an extra deposit in most cases.
We have one high school, one middle school and 5 elementary schools within the planned community and Waipio Acres. Launani Valley which is within the Mililani zip code is within the Wahiawa school district.
There is a 24 Fitness Center, a large YMCA and 7 recreation centers in the planned community. The valleys outside the planned community also have recreation areas and pools for the condo projects.
The Mililani Town Center has live entertainment in the gazebo regularly and a multiplex theater. The Shack also has live entertainment. The shopping centers and the Mililani Town Association host regular events. The biggest is Eat the Street.
Living Highlights :
The weather is moderate. We are at a little higher elevation, so we do not get as hot as some of the lower lying areas. Areas closer to the mountains tend to get more rain.
There is two park and ride areas for TheBus. Light traffic most of the day throughout the town.