Kaneohe living is unique to Oahu in that it encompasses the best of both rural and suburban lifestyles in a coastal and verdant landscape. Indeed, the diversity of Kaneohe is unmatched, and residents benefit from their proximity to some of the island’s most beautiful beaches, hiking trails and mountains, with world-class shopping centers, local businesses and communities.
For those looking for a slow-paced lifestyle, Kaneohe is the perfect fit. As one of the less-developed areas on the island, Kaneohe features sweeping, unobstructed views of the breathtaking Koolau mountain range as well as Mahinui and Kaneohe Bay. Residents truly take the time to appreciate and soak in the natural beauty that surrounds them. There’s so much to see, explore and experience in this coastal town, making it an ideal neighborhood for homeowners living an active lifestyle. From kayaking to the nearby Coconut Island, relaxing at Kaneohe Beach Park, to hiking the popular Pali Puka, there’s no shortage of outdoor activities to enjoy in Kaneohe.
Don’t be fooled, however, by this wide range of outdoor excursions—Kaneohe is also a great choice for people looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Metro Oahu and settle down in a more suburban environment. Residents of Kaneohe benefit from their close proximity to a diverse range of retail options at Windward Mall, the largest shopping center on Oahu’s east side where big name draws such as Bath & Body Works, Macy’s, Victoria’s Secret, Regal Cinemas and Sears, meet local joints including Jeans Warehouse, Cookies Clothing Co. and T&C Surf Designs. After a day of retail therapy, indulge at one of Windward Mall’s numerous food vendors such as Big City Diner, Buffalo Wild Wings, Gyu-Kaku or Pho Factory. The neighboring Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center and Windward City Shopping Center are also within driving distance for those who prefer a more intimate shopping experience.
Real Estate of Kaneohe
Just like the landscape in which the homes are nestled, Kaneohe’s real estate options are equally diverse, ranging from single-family detached homes, apartment complexes, to duplexes and beyond. Traditionally, the most common housing type are owner-occupied, three- and four-bedroom homes, which comprise over 60 percent of the neighborhood’s housing units.