Kaneohe Bay Marine Base is located on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. This beautiful island is home to a number of military families, working professionals, young families, and retirees. If you have recently been stationed at the base, and are looking for housing options outside the base, a real estate professional can help. With its beautiful beaches, attractions, shopping, dining, hiking trails, and outdoor activities, living in Oahu can be fun for people of all age grounds.
The Kaneohe Marine Corp Base is located on the border of the Kailua and Kaneohe towns. It is sheltered by the Ko’olau Mountain Range. The Kaneohe Bay is located next to the base on the western, or windward side of Oahu. The crystal, calm blue bay is a gorgeous backdrop and for those stationed at the base, there can be no better place to call home.
Whether you choose to live in Kailua or Kaneohe, you will have a number of attractions and activities close to home. The Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden is spread over 400 acres of lush greenery. The garden offers beautiful views of the Ko’olau Mountains and has campsites, a fishing pond, and many trails. He-eia is another great location for snorkeling in the bay. There are a number of other hiking trails close to Kaneohe along with modern conveniences for those stationed at the base.
For beach lovers, Kailua Beach and Lanikai Beach are amongst the most beautiful beaches on the island. For beautiful views of the Mokulua Islands and the Pacific, explore the Lanikai Pillbox Hike. You will also find a lake and several canals near Kailua Beach. Residents love jogging, cycling, and walking in the area. Surfing is also an important part of the life of people in Oahu.
Throughout the island, you will find a number of excellent beaches for surfing as well as professionals providing surfing lessons. If you prefer gentler waters, the calm lagoons at Ko’olina are great. Kailua is home to some of the most popular beaches in Oahu and they can get quite crowded on the weekends. You will also find surfing competitions that are regularly hosted on the island for people of all groups.
If you are looking for off-base accommodations, it is important to consider factors like budget, commuting distance, amenities, and school options. For an easy commute to the base, these are the two areas to consider.
Kaneohe is located along the bay, close to the base. It is an excellent place for service members to call home because of the short commute, base services, and proximity to shopping amenities. Some of the most preferred neighborhoods in the city are Temple Valley, Kaneohe Bay, and Haiku. The prices for homes here are moderate in comparison to Kailua and you will be able to find single-family homes, townhomes, and condos throughout the area based on your budget.
Kaneohe is also home to highly rated private and public schools, making it an attractive option for families with school-aged children. The area is also home to many golf courses and beaches. Byodo-In Temple is particularly popular with locals. This landscaped, serene space in Japanese style is a good place to relax or go for a walk. Windward Mall in Kaneohe hosts several community events throughout the year. It also has many eateries as well as retailers.
Kailua is a laid-back beach community located close to the base. This beautiful town is home to a beautiful beachfront, restaurants, and stores. Kailua is considered to be one of the top places to live in Oahu because of its beautiful beachfront homes, lush greenery, and its beautiful beaches. There are many parks, restaurants, and a farmer’s market for residents to explore. The dining scene here is vibrant and typically busy on weekends. Kailua is also home to many breweries and the only winery in Oahu.
The suburban, laid-back lifestyle here is another attraction. There are over 30 schools in Kailua and the quality of schools is excellent. Kailua real estate is very competitive because of the high demand. From townhomes and condos to luxurious beachfront homes, there are a lot of choices available in Kailua.
Housing on the base is managed by Ohana Marine Communities. If you are interested in moving to an off-base accommodation, working with a real estate professional is the best option. With so many different neighborhoods and housing types to choose from, finding the right home can be time-consuming. Certain neighborhoods can also be very competitive, especially in Kailua because of the high demand. The right real estate agent can help you navigate all these challenges so you can find a home for your family at the right price point.
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