Kaneohe

Kaneohe is largely a residential community located on the north side of Oahu. Originally it was mainly an agricultural community with farmland, but now has moved away from that to mainly being residential in feel. It is a calmer, more peaceful neighborhood than say, Waikiki or downtown Honolulu. A major attraction in Kaneohe is the Byodo-in Temple, a replica of a Japanese temple from 900 years ago. It was built entirely without nails and houses an 18-foot tall golden Buddha. In addition, the Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens are quite pleasant and relaxing to visit. There are, of course, beachfront properties and there is ample access to boat ramps and piers for fishing activities.

Kaneohe is home to roughly 54,000 residents. Some of these residents are college students as Kaneohe is home to Windward Community College. For Oahu, it is a moderately priced community as far as real estate goes. There are plenty of townhomes, single-family homes, apartments, and condos to choose from.

According to the Honolulu Board of Realtors, so far in 2013, 156 single-family homes have sold in Kaneohe with a median price of $687,500. Fewer condos have sold in 2013 in Kaneohe, with 139 condos sold with a median price of $429,000 as of the end of the third quarter of 2013.

Kaneohe is a pleasant place to live, most especially for those looking for a great place to retire. Avid fishermen would also enjoy living in Kaneohe. There are also three golf courses for those who enjoy the sport, including the Ko’olau Golf Club, which is considered to be one of the most difficult in the nation and was ranked one of the top three golf courses in Hawaii by Golf Digest. Kaneohe is a great place for people wanting to get away from it all and enjoy life to the fullest.

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