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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


146 Results Days on Site (new to old)
$1,200,000 For Sale
41-882 Laumilo Street
Waimanalo, HI 96795
2 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,004 sq ft; lot: 11252 sq ft
$1,299,000 For Sale
1250 Akiahala Street
Kailua, HI 96734
6 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,281 sq ft; lot: 5785 sq ft
Open House Sunday Feb 24, 2pm–5pm
$1,100,000 For Sale
3052 Kahako Place
Kailua, HI 96734
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,826 sq ft; lot: 14902 sq ft
$1,200,000 For Sale
630 Wailepo Street
Kailua, HI 96734
2 beds, 1 bath | Single Family Home
972 sq ft; lot: 4961 sq ft
$6,888,888 For Sale
16 Namala Place
Kailua, HI 96734
5 beds, 5 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
6,777 sq ft; lot: 11705 sq ft
Open House Sunday Feb 24, 1pm–4pm
$1,135,000 For Sale
593 Kipuka Place
Kailua, HI 96734
4 beds, 1 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
1,780 sq ft; lot: 5005 sq ft
$1,389,000 For Sale
1349 Aulepe Street
Kailua, HI 96734
6 beds, 5 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,041 sq ft; lot: 7340 sq ft
$1,095,000 For Sale
411 Kihapai Street #A
Kailua, HI 96734
3 beds, 2 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
2,274 sq ft; lot: 3711 sq ft
$899,000 For Sale
1221 Lunalilo Home Road
Honolulu, HI 96825
3 beds, 2 baths | Single Family Home
1,314 sq ft; lot: 8002 sq ft
$1,198,800 For Sale
45-509 Kolokio Street #B
Kaneohe, HI 96744
5 beds, 3 baths | Single Family Home
2,812 sq ft; lot: 5293 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


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
I was nervous as a first time home buyer, but Mike handled it really well. He was willing to work with our budget and what we need in our first investment property. I would highly recommend him. Jenny C.
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