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Windward Oahu

Windward Oahu starts where the North Shore ends and it spans to Waimanalo.  Windward Oahu's best known neighborhoods are Kailua, Kaneohe and Lanikai.

The windward side of Oahu gets more rain than other areas.  The added rain keeps the Ko'olau mountain range green and provides the tropical rainforest setting as you travel these neighborhoods.


Aikahi Park
Coconut Grove
Bay View
Country Club Knoll
Kalaheo Hillside

Enchanted Lake
Keolu Hills


162 Results Days on Site (new to old)
$4,950,000 For Sale
22 Palione Place
Kailua, HI 96734
3 units | Multi Family Home
12118 sq ft
$865,000 For Sale
45-502 Lolii Street
Kaneohe, HI 96744
4 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
1,823 sq ft; lot: 3999 sq ft
Open House Sunday Apr 28, 2pm–5pm
$730,000 For Sale
41-540 Inoaole Street
Waimanalo, HI 96795
4 beds, 2 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,765 sq ft; lot: 3751 sq ft
$875,000 For Sale
45-598a Keaahala Road
Kaneohe, HI 96744
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,788 sq ft; lot: 3707 sq ft
Open House Thursday Apr 25, 10am–12pm
$3,980,000 For Sale
140 N Kalaheo Avenue #C
Kailua, HI 96734
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,143 sq ft; lot: 13896 sq ft
$1,994,000 For Sale
129 Kailulu Way
Kailua, HI 96734
4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,077 sq ft; lot: 12889 sq ft
Open House Thursday Apr 25, 9am–11am
$591,000 For Sale
45-580 Keaahala Road #A
Kaneohe, HI 96744
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,212 sq ft; lot: 2622 sq ft
$1,250,000 For Sale
45-236 Haunani Place
Kaneohe, HI 96744
6 beds, 5 baths | Single Family Home
4,743 sq ft; lot: 10001 sq ft
Open House Sunday Apr 28, 3pm–5pm
$849,000 For Sale
1036 Loho Street
Kailua, HI 96734
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,600 sq ft; lot: 7410 sq ft
$898,000 For Sale
45-167 Kokokahi Place
Kaneohe, HI 96744
4 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,561 sq ft; lot: 13491 sq ft
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lanikai beach windward oahu

Along the coastline, homes near the ocean are very popular.  Kaneohe Bay homes have great views of the water with areas for fishing, kayaking and surfing.  Lanikai has beautiful sandy beaches in a drier, sunny area.

The windward side is like a neighbor island apart from Honolulu.  Employment opportunities in Kailua town and Kaneohe make it possible to live and work on this side of the island without daily commutes to "the other side" of Oahu.

Driving to Windward Oahu

There are four ways to drive to the windward side of Oahu.  The first and oldest route is the road that travels around the island, called Kamehameha Highway in some areas and Kalanianaole Highway in other areas.

Three roadways travel through the Ko'olau mountain range to the windward side.  H-3 freeway is the newest route, coming from Halawa Valley, near Pearl Harbor.  The Likelike Highway originates in Kalihi Valley and goes to Kaneohe.  The Pali Highway was the first tunnel linking Honolulu and the windward side. The Pali begins in Nu'uanu and travels to Kailua.

Why it's called the Windward side and how it affects the weather

Hawaii's trade winds normally come from the northeasterly direction.  Kailua, Kane'ohe and other neighborhoods on this side of the island get the tradewind breeze first.   Wind usually brings moist air.  As the air is forced over the Ko'olau mountain range it releases rain.  The rainwater travels via streams and tunnels to our water reservoirs, supplying the majority of Oahu's drinking and irrigation water.

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Mike Bates
Realtor Associate
Century 21 iProperties Hawaii

1585 Kapiolani Blvd #1533
Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone: 808-548-1220


I have been selling and buying properties in Canada, Hawaii and Japan for nearly 40 homes and found out Mr. Mike Bates is one of the best and I call him the king of real estate in Hawaii. I will keep asking him to buy and sell properties in the future for sure!

Thank you very much Mike for your great services and hard working manner for me in the past, present and future.
Yuji - April 2019
Mike was awesome. He was very patient and understanding with us. There were times where we just wanted to put things on hold due to the frustration however Mike stuck in with us. We truly appreciate all that he has done for us and will definitely recommend hom to any family or friends that are looking to buy a home. Alton and Janeen K. - August 2018
Excellent customer service! We bought and sold our home with Mike, he is the best realtor in Hawaii. Jerry and Candace G. - July 2018
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