The Hale Kou area of Kaneohe lies makai (toward the ocean) of Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens, backed by the towering Ko'olau Mountains, which create stunning views throughout the neighborhood. It's also nestled in a curve of the H-3 highway, too far away to hear, but easy to get on from either exit 9 or 11 and zip into Honolulu or onto Marine Corps Base Hawaii, just five miles away. Hale Kou homes are five miles from the world-class beaches of Kailua, but several notches lower in price point, making this neighborhood an excellent value.
The nearby Ko'olau Golf Club, a Top 100 in the world, offers not only mountain views, but also overlooks the Pacific. It hosts weddings, formal events, and a booming church, First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu.
Prices continue to trend up in Kaneohe, and the most attractive neighborhoods are those closest to Kailua, where people flock to buy, but many cannot afford. It only makes sense buyers then turn to the areas along Kaneohe Bay Drive and south of the Likelike Highway, like Hale Kou, next.
Homes in Hale Kou were mostly built in the 1960's and have been improved or maintained to varying degrees over the years, but this attractive location and price point means the neighborhood has seen a renaissance over the past 10 years, with older homes torn down and new re-built, or larger lots subdivided and modern structures built. That turn-over continues today.
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