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Neighborhood Profile – Kaneohe

Kaneohe is located on the Windward side of Oahu.  It is known for its lush and breathtaking mountains and valleys that gracefully extend to the sea.  This is heaven on earth!  Yes, this is my stomping grounds!

Kaneohe is Hawaiian for “Bamboo Husband” or “Bamboo Man”, and used to be home to the island’s early kings.  It had 30 royal fishponds, and produced large amounts of agriculture, such as taro and sweet potato.  Although now, with Kaneohe primarily a residential neighborhood, the area still yet has an abundance of bananas everywhere!

Kaneohe has 3 great golf courses. The Pali Golf Course, Koolau Golf Course, and Bayview Golf Course.

Schools in Kaneohe include Ahuimanu, Heeia, Kahaluu, Kaneohe, Kapunahala, Benjamin Parker, Puohala, and Waiahole Elementary Schools, King Intermediate School, Hakipuu Learning Center, Koolau Baptist Academy, St. Ann’s, St Mark Lutheran School, Windward Nazarene Academy, James P Castle High School, Hawaii Pacific University, and Windward Community College.

Kaneohe Marine Corps Base is situated nearby off of the H-3 Freeway.  Local attractions and must sees are Temple Valley, Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden, the Waikalua Loko fishpond, and Senator Fong’s Plantation and Gardens (nature preserve and bird sanctuary), formerly owned by U.S. Senator Hiram Fong.

Travel time from town to Kaneohe is about 25-40 minutes depending on time and traffic conditions, and there are a variety of different routes to take such as Pali Highway, Likelike Highway, and H-3 Freeway for your driving convenience.

Kaneohe. (n.d.). © Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.. Retrieved January 19, 2010, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Kaneohe

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