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Old 06-28-2018, 12:32 AM
 
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I was wondering what town on Oahu is really green, jungly, and country that's comparable to the Hilo side of the Big Island?

Based on research, it looks like Waimanalo and Kaneohe are the country side. Im curious if the vibe and pace is similar to Hilo. Didnt get to explore much on Oahu when I went to visit.

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Old 06-28-2018, 01:37 AM
 
Location: Kailua
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I was wondering what town on Oahu is really green, jungly, and country that's comparable to the Hilo side of the Big Island?
None. Hilo averages 120 to 200 inches of rain. Waimanalo averages 43 inches and Kaneohe about 37 - 50 inches. While they are "greener" than most of Oahu, it isn't comparable to Hilo - but, using your word - either place can be "jungly" as you back up against the mountains.

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Im curious if the vibe and pace is similar to Hilo.
Fortunately, no. Kaneohe is the land of strip malls and monster trucks (I'm guessing from the military transplants) - Waimanalo really has no restaurants or shopping - but has actual beaches that Hilo lacks.
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Old 06-28-2018, 10:42 AM
 
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None. Hilo averages 120 to 200 inches of rain. Waimanalo averages 43 inches and Kaneohe about 37 - 50 inches. While they are "greener" than most of Oahu, it isn't comparable to Hilo - but, using your word - either place can be "jungly" as you back up against the mountains.



Fortunately, no. Kaneohe is the land of strip malls and monster trucks (I'm guessing from the military transplants) - Waimanalo really has no restaurants or shopping - but has actual beaches that Hilo lacks.
Thanks so much! There’s something about the green side of the island that I truly love. I will have to explore Oahu outside of Honolulu and the north shore next time around
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Old 06-28-2018, 10:46 AM
 
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None. Hilo averages 120 to 200 inches of rain. Waimanalo averages 43 inches and Kaneohe about 37 - 50 inches. While they are "greener" than most of Oahu, it isn't comparable to Hilo - but, using your word - either place can be "jungly" as you back up against the mountains.



Fortunately, no. Kaneohe is the land of strip malls and monster trucks (I'm guessing from the military transplants) - Waimanalo really has no restaurants or shopping - but has actual beaches that Hilo lacks.



Climate-wise there are a couple of places on Oahu similar to Hilo - Tantalus, the middle to back of Manoa Valley, and the back of Palolo valley all have similar climates.




Of course nothing is quite like the sleepy vibe and ocean-frontage of Hilo but Manoa might come closest given their is lots of oldsters there.
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Old 06-28-2018, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Kūkiʻo, HI & Manhattan Beach, CA
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I was wondering what town on Oahu is really green, jungly, and country that's comparable to the Hilo side of the Big Island?

Based on research, it looks like Waimanalo and Kaneohe are the country side. Im curious if the vibe and pace is similar to Hilo. Didnt get to explore much on Oahu when I went to visit.
Based on coqui frog sightings, Kaimukī, Kahaluʻu, and ʻĀlewa Heights might be worth mentioning...
https://www.khon2.com/news/local-new...6156/901484589
https://www.khon2.com/news/local-new...0193/901529581
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Sothern California
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North Shore, though might be expensive to live there or not.
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