Kaneohe Hawaii began as a small farming community on the windward side of Oahu. Its name comes from an old Hawaiian legend about a woman’s husband who was cruel like a piece of sharp bamboo. Kaneohe means “bamboo man”. During the Pearl Harbor attack, Kaneohe was one of the first Oahu communities to be bombed and was heavily damaged. Today this thriving city of 35,000 is a beautiful residential area seven miles northeast of Honolulu. Kaneohe offers scenic parks, activities, educational opportunities and events for all ages. Check with a realtor for information about homes in Kaneohi HI.
Parks and Recreation
Kaneohe has a variety of recreational areas guaranteed to entertain every family member. Nearby Kaneohe Bay offers plenty of white sand to play in along with a great fishing pier and some of the best views on Oahu. Boating and kayaking are popular activities enjoyed on the bay. Real estate in Kaneohi HI is also found near excellent picnic and playground facilities at Kaneohe Community Park. Plant enthusiasts may want to check out the 400 acre Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers created the garden as part of a flood control project. Park visitors take guided nature tours on designated walkways to view gorgeous displays of rare and endangered plants from India, Africa, the Hawaiian Islands, tropical America and other places. A Visitor Center and daytime picnicking area are available at the park.
Attractions and Activities
Homes in Kaneohi HI are also found near several beautiful golf courses. The Pali Golf Course provides golfers with a challenging course and breathtaking views of the Koolau Mountains. Bay View is another nearby course that offers golfers a chance to improve short games. For those who'd rather shop, avid shoppers will enjoy Kaneohe’s unique stores and restaurants along with the Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center's 23 businesses. For those who love browsing in malls, Windward Mall is just across the street from the shopping center. Shoppers looking for local produce, crafts and tropical flowers will want to drop by the Kaneohe Farmer’s Market.
Kaneohe is also home to some of Oahu’s best schools. Along with charter and private schools, the Kaneohe Public School District provides K-12 for young students. Adult students will find higher education conveniently located at Kaneohe’s Windward Community College and other nearby colleges and universities.
Celebrations are definitely a great part of life in Kaneohe. Participants flock in from all areas of the state for the annual Kaneohe Christmas Parade. The parade is one of the biggest community parades in Hawaii and features bands, floats and plenty of Christmas cheer to kick off the holiday season. Kaneohe and Oahu also host several marathons that welcome runners from around the world. Kaneohe's running routes help runners train for races such as the HURT Trail 100 while enjoying some of Oahu’s most beautiful scenery. More information about Kaneohe's trails can be obtained by calling the Kaneohe Park's Department at (808) 233-7330. Check with a realtor for more information about available real estate in Kaneohi HI.