Manoa, meaning “thick, solid, vast, depth, or thickness” in Hawaiian, is a valley and residential neighborhood located about three miles east and inland from downtown Honolulu and less than a mile from Ala Moana and Waikiki. Manoa consists of an entire valley, running from Manoa Falls to King Street. Receiving almost daily rain, the neighborhood is richly vegetated, and seeing rainbows is a common occurrence, inspiring the team names “Rainbow Warriors” (men’s sports) and “Rainbow Wahine” (women’s sports) for University of Hawaii at Manoa.
The neighborhood consists of private homes built before the 1960s (with many of those having been renovated by subsequent generations), low-rise condominiums and townhouses as well as stately historic homes and mansions. Also being so convenient to some of the state’s best public and private schools, Manoa is highly sought after by locals and newcomers alike.
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