Overview for Kaneohe, HI

34,509 people live in Kaneohe, where the median age is 44.6 and the average individual income is $46,739. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

44.6 years

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Exploring Kaneohe: Oahu's Tropical Haven

A lush haven nestled between emerald mountains and azure shores

Located on the windward coast of Oahu, the tranquil town of Kaneohe is a lush paradise characterized by its verdant mountains, serene bay, and the welcoming spirit of Aloha. Unlike the bustling cityscape of Honolulu, Kaneohe offers a peaceful retreat with a skyline dominated by the majestic Ko'olau Mountains. The town's vibrant heart beats to the rhythm of traditional Hawaiian culture, modern conveniences, and a love for the natural environment.

Historically, Kaneohe was a hub for agriculture, especially taro cultivation, under the watchful eyes of the ancient Hawaiians. It has gracefully evolved over the centuries, embracing modernity while preserving its rich cultural heritage and natural beauty. The town was officially incorporated in the early 20th century, marking the beginning of a harmonious blend of old and new.

The real estate scene in Kaneohe ranges from charming single-family homes to luxurious waterfront properties. The architectural styles echo the island's laid-back lifestyle, featuring a mix of modern, plantation, and tropical designs.

What to Love

  • Breathtaking natural scenery encompassing mountains, forests, and the bay
  • A close-knit community valuing tradition and sustainability
  • Proximity to both urban conveniences and untouched natural wonders

Local Lifestyle

Kaneohe is a gateway to a simple yet fulfilling island lifestyle. The Windward Mall and Kaneohe Shopping Center offer a blend of retail, dining, and entertainment options. Outdoor enthusiasts will find solace exploring the Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden, kayaking in the calm waters of Kaneohe Bay, or hiking the trails of the majestic Ko'olau Range.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The culinary scene in Kaneohe is a delightful blend of traditional Hawaiian fare, international cuisines, and modern eateries. Dean’s Drive Inn is a local favorite for hearty Hawaiian plates. For a taste of Japan, Ganko Sushi serves up fresh sushi in a cozy setting.

The shopping venues like Windward Mall host a variety of shops, Farmers Markets, and events that provide both necessities and a taste of island culture.

Things to Do

Kaneohe is a playground for nature lovers and adventure seekers. The iconic Byodo-In Temple nestled at the foot of the Ko'olau Mountains offers a peaceful retreat. Water enthusiasts can delve into snorkeling, kayaking, or sailing in the clear waters of Kaneohe Bay. The Kualoa Ranch offers a variety of outdoor activities including horseback riding, ATV tours, and zipline adventures amidst breathtaking landscapes.


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Nearby in Kaneohe, HI

There's plenty to do around Kaneohe, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Dip Into Paradise, Sister’s Cupcakes, and Play Date Cupcakes - Classes.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 1.32 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.21 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.81 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.18 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.32 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.32 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Kaneohe, HI

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The following schools are within or nearby Kaneohe. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Kapunahala Elementary School
PreK - 6th
Reverend Benjamin Parker Elementary School
PreK - 6th
Koolau Baptist Academy
K - 12th
No rating available
Heeia Elementary School
PreK - 6th
Puohala Elementary School
PreK - 8th
5th - 12th
No rating available
K - 8th
No rating available
Kaneohe Elementary School
PreK - 6th
9th - 12th

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