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A lush, vibrant tapestry where nature meets community.

Welcome to Manoa

A lush, vibrant tapestry where nature meets community.
Manoa is a picturesque neighborhood nestled in the heart of Manoa Valley in Honolulu, celebrated for its verdant landscape and lively community atmosphere. This valley is a treasure trove of natural beauty, characterized by its lush greenery and the frequent rain showers that keep the area refreshingly vibrant. The neighborhood's walkable streets, lined with historical homes and towering trees, lead to an array of charming parks and local hotspots that embody the spirit of aloha.
The community is particularly family-friendly, offering a safe and nurturing environment for children to grow and explore. Local eateries, unique shops, and community events are just a stroll away, making daily life both convenient and delightful. The blend of natural beauty with the comforts of suburban living makes Manoa a coveted place for both long-term residents and newcomers seeking a peaceful yet engaging lifestyle.

What to Love

  • Nature's Playground: From the 150 ft waterfall at Manoa Falls to lush parks, the area is a haven for nature lovers. 
  • Community Spirit: Fun local events and a friendly neighborhood vibe make it easy to feel at home.
  • Educational Excellence: Proximity to top-rated schools and universities offers superb educational opportunities.
  • Local Culinary Delights: A diverse range of dining options, from poke bowls to gourmet pastries, enriches daily life.
  • Walkability: Everything you need is just a pleasant walk away amidst stunning natural surroundings.

Local Lifestyle

Residents of Manoa embrace a lifestyle that is deeply connected to the natural environment and the community. The frequent rainfalls nurture an incredibly lush landscape, creating a backdrop for daily life that is both beautiful and tranquil. Families enjoy spending time outdoors, whether hiking the trails to Manoa Falls, taking a stroll through Lyon Arboretum, or shopping at the local farmers’ market. The area's walkability enhances its tight-knit community feel, making it common for neighbors to know each other by name and gather at local spots like Morning Glass Coffee for a chat over freshly brewed coffee.

Dining and Shopping

Manoa's dining scene is a reflection of its diverse community, offering a mix of traditional local and Hawaiian fare and international cuisines. Off the Hook Poke Market is a local favorite, serving up fresh, customizable poke bowls that draw crowds from across Honolulu. Morning Glass Coffee offers a cozy retreat with expertly crafted espresso drinks and homemade pastries. For those seeking a unique dining experience, Medici's Supper Club combines great food with live music in a convivial atmosphere.
Shopping in Manoa is equally delightful, with small, independent shops such as Chocolate Lea, which offers locally made chocolates, and Fendu Boulangerie, a neighborhood bakery known for its European-style breads and pastries. Waioli Kitchen & Bake Shop not only provides scrumptious treats but also supports community programs, adding a layer of social consciousness to your shopping experience.

Things to Do and Entertainment

Manoa is not just about stunning views and quaint cafes; it's also a hub of activity and culture. The annual Punahou Carnival, hosted by the prestigious Punahou School, is a much-anticipated event featuring rides, games, and local food, all set against the backdrop of the school's beautiful campus. The carnival is a major community event that brings together residents of all ages for fun and fundraising.
The neighborhood is also home to the University of Hawaii, which not only influences the local culture with its diverse student body but also offers cultural events, sports, and educational opportunities to the community. Manoa Valley District Park is another focal point of the neighborhood, offering sports facilities, recreational areas, and regular community gatherings that keep the neighborhood vibrant and socially engaged.


Education in Manoa is among the best in Hawaii, with access to prestigious institutions like Punahou, Iolani, and Mid-Pacific. These schools are renowned for their rigorous academics, extensive extracurricular programs, and commitment to developing well-rounded students. The proximity to the University of Hawaii further enriches the educational landscape, providing ample opportunities for advanced studies and community involvement in higher education initiatives.
Manoa offers a unique blend of natural beauty, community warmth, and educational excellence, making it an ideal place for families and individuals looking for a fulfilling, engaged lifestyle.

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Overview for Manoa, HI

24,085 people live in Manoa, where the median age is 42 and the average individual income is $50,166. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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42 years

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Around Manoa, HI

There's plenty to do around Manoa, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Papi’s Empanadas, Sand Island Sandwich Lady, and Akaka Falls Farm Jams Butter & Honeys.

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Dining 2.53 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.99 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.15 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.26 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.51 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.41 miles 34 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Manoa, HI

Manoa has 7,099 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Manoa do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 24,085 people call Manoa home. The population density is 15,251.726 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Manoa, HI

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The following schools are within or nearby Manoa. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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