Overview for Manoa, HI

24,085 people live in Manoa, where the median age is 42 and the average individual income is $50,166. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

42 years

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Embracing Manoa: Honolulu's Verdant Retreat

A charming valley infused with a rich academic spirit

Tucked away just a few miles from downtown Honolulu, the serene neighborhood of Manoa is a breath of fresh air amidst the bustling capital city. Known for its lush landscapes, misty rains, and the prestigious University of Hawaii at Manoa, this valley is a hub of education, heritage, and natural splendor. Like the majestic rainbows that often grace its skies, Manoa is a colorful blend of cultures, traditions, and contemporary Hawaiian life.

Historically, Manoa Valley was a significant site for taro cultivation for Native Hawaiians. The fertile grounds of the valley have always been a source of sustenance and life. With the establishment of the University in the early 20th century, Manoa transitioned into a center of learning and innovation while maintaining a deep-rooted respect for the land and its history.

The real estate in Manoa offers a variety of homes ranging from vintage bungalows to modern family residences. Amidst the residential areas, historic homes with unique architectural designs reminiscent of the early 20th century stand proudly, embodying the valley's rich past.

What to Love

  • Vibrant academic community centered around the University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Lush, scenic landscapes and frequent rainbows, living up to Honolulu's moniker, "The Rainbow State"
  • Proximity to downtown Honolulu while retaining a tranquil, valley ambiance

Local Lifestyle

Manoa is the epitome of a peaceful valley life, with a dash of academic vigor. The heart of the community is the University of Hawaii at Manoa, around which much of the local life revolves. The Manoa Marketplace offers a quaint shopping and dining experience, with local eateries and stores. The Manoa Falls Trail and Lyon Arboretum offer a retreat into nature, showcasing the valley's lush flora and fauna.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The dining scene in Manoa offers a variety of culinary delights. Serg's Mexican Kitchen is a local favorite for Mexican cuisine, while Andy's Sandwiches & Smoothies is known for its healthy, hearty offerings. For a taste of local flavors, Manoa Taro offers delicious Hawaiian food.

Things to Do

Venturing out into nature is a must-do in Manoa. The Manoa Falls hike leads to a stunning waterfall, and the Harold L. Lyon Arboretum hosts a vast collection of tropical plants. The valley's community parks offer spaces for sports and relaxation, while the Manoa Valley Theatre provides a dose of local arts and culture.


In Manoa, the essence of Aloha is interwoven with a love for education, nature, and community, creating a unique and enriching living experience amidst the breathtaking scenery of Hawaii.

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Nearby in Manoa, HI

There's plenty to do around Manoa, 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 ALO Cafe Hawaii, Urasenke Tea House, and Island Jiu-Jitsu.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 3.29 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.41 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.02 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.21 miles 31 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.42 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.07 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in Manoa, HI

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The following schools are within or nearby Manoa. 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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Voyager - A Public Charter School
K - 8th
St Francis School
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Manoa Japanese Language School
K - 6th
No rating available
PreK - 12th
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Manoa Elementary School
PreK - 5th
Mid Pacific Institute
PreK - 12th
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K - 12th
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K - 12th
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Noelani Elementary School
PreK - 5th
University Laboratory School
K - 12th

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