Kaneohe 72 Excellent
Kaneohe Livability #17 ranked city in Hawaii#5,410 ranked city in the USARanks better than 81% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Kaneohe

  • Employment

    This area scores extremely well in the employment category. This is primarily due to the combination of low unemployment rates, higher median home income and income per capita.

  • Health & Safety

    Earning a high health and safety score depends on factors such as good air quality and the availability of essential health facilities like hospitals, clinics, doctors, and fire stations.

  • Ratings

    Local residents have positive feedback regarding the convenience of amenities, parks, public transit, the friendliness of neighbors, the strong sense of community, and the overall safety of the area.

  • Amenities

    It appears that many amenities may not be conveniently situated within walking distance, potentially necessitating the use of a vehicle or public transit.

  • Cost Of Living

    Residents of this area contend with a high cost of living, resulting in increased expenditures for everyday goods and services, housing, utilities and health care.

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What's it like Living in Kaneohe?

Kaneohe is a medium-sized city located in the state of Hawaii. The city has a population of 33,540 residents. Kaneohe has a population density of 5,126 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. Long commute times to work can be incredibly frustrating, ranking just behind housework on the list of life's annoyances. If you opt to make Kaneohe your home, your one-way commute time will typically last around 28 minutes, a duration that aligns with the national average commute time of 26 minutes.

Whether you’re moving to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Kaneohe could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Hawaii if you know where to look. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. To help you find the best places to live in and around Kaneohe, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like health & safety, education, employment, housing and more.

With a livability score of 72 out of 100, Kaneohe is ranked #4,775 in the United States and #15 in Hawaii. There are nine total categories that create the livability score. Kaneohe scores well for crime (B-) and education (B) There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Kaneohe. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: amenities (F) and cost of living (F).

When contemplating a move, job prospects often top the list of priorities. In Kaneohe, the outlook for new employment is notably brighter than in many other areas. The low unemployment rate of 2.4% points to a surge in job opportunities, the potential for higher wages, enhanced workforce productivity and increased economic growth. These favorable conditions bode well for individuals seeking career advancement and financial stability, making this area an appealing destination for those prioritizing professional opportunities and economic prosperity.

Being close to public transit, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Kaneohe. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Kaneohe are affordable. Median real estate prices in Kaneohe come in at $805,700, which is 49.6% higher than the Hawaii average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Kaneohe, the home price to income ratio is 6.9, which is 8% lower than the Hawaii average.

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      Kaneohe transportation information

      Statistic Kaneohe Hawaii National
      Average one way commute28min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work70.4%66.6%76.4%
      Workers who carpool16.3%14.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit3.5%6.7%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.6%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.9%4.4%2.8%
      Working from home6.0%4.6%4.6%
      Source: The Kaneohe, HI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).