Kaneohe Real Estate
Kāneʻohe in the Hawaiian language means “bamboo man”. According to an ancient Hawaiian story a local woman compared her husband’s cruelty to the sharp edge of cutting bamboo; thus the place was named Kāneʻohe or “Bamboo man”. From ancient times, Kāneʻohe was important as an agricultural area, owing to an abundance of rainfall. Today, Kāneʻohe is mostly a residential community, with very little agriculture in evidence. The only commercial crop of any consequence in the area is banana.
Features of note are Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden and the new Hawaiʻi National Veterans Cemetery. Access to Kāneʻohe Bay is mainly from the public pier and boat ramp located at nearby Heʻeia Kea. Access to Coconut Island (restricted) is from the state pier off Lilipuna Road. Marine Corps Base Hawaiilies across the south end of Kāneʻohe Bay from the central part of Kāneʻohe, although the town stretches along Kāneʻohe Bay Drive to the base perimeter.
The ZIP code for Kaneohe is 96744.
There are three golf courses in Kāneʻohe: Pali Golf Course (public), Koʻolau Golf Club (privately owned but open to the public), and Bayview Golf Park (privately owned but open to the public).
The Hawaii Department of Education operates the public schools.
Elementary schools in Kaneohe CDP include Heeia, Kapunahala, Benjamin Parker, Kaneohe El., Waihole, Puohala, Kahalu’u, and Ahuimanu. Intermediate schools in Kaneohe include S. W. King Intermediate school. High schools in Kaneohe are James B. Castle High School CDP.
Also within Kaneohe are the Hakipuu Learning Center, a public charter school for grades 7 through 12, and four private schools: Koolau Baptist Academy, St Ann’s, St Mark Lutheran School, and Windward Nazarene Academy.
Windward Community College, part of the state college system, is located on the south side of central Kāneʻohe. Hawaiʻi Pacific University operates its Windward Hawaiʻi Loa campus on Kamehameha Highway near Castle Junction.
- Bryan Clay, decathlete, Olympic Gold Medalist
- Aloha Dalire, kumu hula and hula dancer, first Miss Aloha Hula winner (1971)
- Alika DeRego, Volleyball player: U.S. Open National Champion
- Carlos Diaz, former Major League Baseball relief pitcher who played for the Atlanta Braves, New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers
- Blane Gaison, former National Football League player
- Don Ho, singer and entertainer
The population was 34,597 at the 2010 census. Kāneʻohe is one of the two largest residential communities on the windward side of Oʻahu (the other is Kailua). The commercial center of the town is spread mostly along Kamehameha Highway.