Nu'uanu

Nu'uanu


The valley of Nu’uanu, reaching from Honolulu Harbor to the Nu’uanu Pali summit, the site of the battle that determined the fate of Oahu at the hands of Kamehameha’s forces in 1795. Nu’uanu is a very long valley with a gentle slope leading up to the windward cliff at the top of the Pali Highway (Hawaii State Highway 61.) Pali Highway connects Kailua and Kaneohe with downtown Honolulu. The neighborhood of Nu’uanu is a upper-middle class residential suburb of downtown Honolulu. It has kept development away, unlike the growth that has overtaken the windward side. In keeping parcels to half-acres or more, Nu’uanu has avoided the scourge of subdivisions creeping into the area. There are large expanses of forest and conservation land, too. Archeological heritage is important to the residents in this valley, since there are many sacred sites in the valley. Churches are prominent in this community with a variety of beliefs represented reflecting the neighborhood’s cultural diversity.




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