Kaneohe Real Estate
Living in Kaneohe
Kaneohe is the largest of several communities along Kaneohe Bay and one of the two largest residential communities on the windward side of Oahu (the other is Kailua). The commercial
center of the town is spread mostly along Kamehameha Highway.
From ancient times, Kaneohe was important
as an agricultural area, owing to an abundance
of rainfall. Today, Kaneohe is mostly a residential community, with very little
agriculture in evidence.
Features of note are Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden and the new Hawaii National
Veterans Cemetery. Access to Kaneohe Bay is mainly from the public pier and boat
ramp located at nearby Heʻeia Kea. Access to Coconut Island (restricted) is from the
state pier off Lilipuna Road. The Marine Corps Base Hawaii lies across the south end
of Kaneohe Bay from the central part of Kaneohe, although the town stretches along
Kaneohe Bay Drive to the base perimeter.
There are three golf courses in Kaneohe: Pali Golf Course (public), Koʻolau Golf Club
(privately owned but open to the public), and Bayview Golf Park (privately owned but
open to the public). There is a fourth on the Kaneohe Marines Corps Base but you
must have access to the base in order to enjoy the spectacular views from the 5th hole
tee box and 13th and 14th hole tee boxes that are situated along the water.
Schools in Kaneohe
Elementary schools in Kaneohe include Heeia, Kapunahala, Benjamin Parker, Kaneohe El.,
Waihole, Puohala, Kahaluu, and Ahuimanu. Intermediate schools in Kaneohe include S. W.
King Intermediate school. High schools in Kaneohe are James B. Castle High School.
Also within the boundaries of Kaneohe are the Hakipuu Learning Center, a public charter
school for grades 7 through 12, and four private schools: Koolau Baptist Academy, St Ann’s,
St Mark Lutheran School, and Windward Nazarene Academy.
Windward Community College, part of the state college system, is located on the south side of central Kaneohe.
Hawaii Pacific University operates its Windward Hawaii Loa campus on Kamehameha Highway near Castle Junction.
Shopping in Kaneohe
There are several restaurants and a shopping mall complex, Windward Mall.