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About Hawaiian Ocean View Town

An introduction with general information, visitor resources and facts about the community of Hawaiian Ocean View on the Big Island of Hawaii.

COMMUNITY NAME: Hawaiian Ocean View
STATUS: census designated plae
PHYSICAL SIZE: 36.30 square miles
POPULATION: 4,864 (as of 2020 census)
ELEVATION: 1,575 feet above sea level
ZIP CODE: 96737
SITUATED: west of Discovery Harbour and southeast of Milolii
DISTRICT: Kau District
ISLAND AND REGION: South Hawaii Island
COUNTY: Hawaii County

- landscape is mostly lava and ohia forests
- original developer was the Crawford Oil Company
- which was owned by Walter and Lillian Crawford and their sons Donald and Jack
- property sales began in the late 1950's
- no schools - students commute to the schools in Pahala
- no hotels but several room and bed and breakfast accommodations
- above the main highway Ocean View is cooler and often windy


ENTITY: Ocean View Community Center
BUILT: 1979
MANAGED BY: Ocean View Community Association (ovcahi.org)
WEB SITE URL: ovcahi.org --> community center | Link |
WITHIN: Hawaiian Ocean View Estates (HOVE) Subdivision
ADDRESS: 8924 Leilani Circle
LOCATION: Ocean View, South Hawaii Island, Hawaii


SUBDIVISION NAME: Hawaiian Ocean View Estates (HOVE)
- has been described as the largest subdivisions in the United States
- about 18 square miles in size
- has about 11,500 one-acre loots
- elevation ranges from about 1,500 to more than 5,000 above sea level
- no covenants, codes or restrictions (anything goes)
- has more than 150 miles of roads
- roads are privately maintained and paid for by resident fees
- streets are narrow and some are steep
- subdivision has a recreation center

- H.O.V.E. Road Maintenance Corporation | |
- koarealty.com --> districts --> kau --> subdivisions --> hove
- hoverealestate.com (realtor Web page)

SUBDIVISION NAME: Hawaiian Ocean View Ranchos (HOVR)
- commonly known as "Ranchos"
- some (minimal) CC&R’s support the integrity of the subdivision
- roads are privately maintained and paid for by resident fees
- on the ocean side of the main highway between mile markers 76 ad 78
- situated between HOVE, Ocean View Town and the Ocean (?)
- elevation ranges from about 600 to 2000 feet above sea level
- terrain is gently sloping and rolling lava with some scrub growth
- upper elevations may have some trees
- some lots are 3 acres in size (most? all?)
- in Lava Zone 2
- Ranchos Road Maintenance Corporation | ranchos-roads.org |
- koarealty.com --> districts --> kau --> subdivisions --> hovr
- hovrrealestate.com (realtor Web page)
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n088gkz8uO4
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq_oGdm5j0U

SUBDIVISION NAME: Kula Kai View Estates
HOME SITES: 155 three acre lots
NOTE: one of the two gated subdivisions in the Ocean View area
- Kula Kai View Estates Community and Road Maintenance Association
- https://sites.google.com/view/kulakaiviewestatescom/home


ENTITY: Manuka Wayside Park

ENTITY: Pohue Beach

ENTITY: Kula Kai Caverns
WEB SITE URL: kulakaicaverns.com | Link |
ADDRESS: 92-8864 Lauhala Drive
LOCATION: Ocean View, South Hawaii Island, Hawaii
- member of the National Speleological Society
- member of the Cave Conservancy of Hawaii

ENTITY: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Kahuku Unit Entrance
WEB SITE URL: nps.gov --> havo --> plan your visit --> kahuku | Link |
ADDRESS: Highway 11 near mile-marker 70.5
LOCATION: Ocean View, Kau District, South Hawaii Island, Hawaii
- Kuhuku Ranch became part of HVNP on July 3, 2003
- once one of the biggest cattle ranches in Hawaii
- about a one-hour drive from Kīlauea Visitor Center
- featurees several and hiking trails
- bring your own drinking water
- typically only open on and near weekends

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There are no hotels in Ocean View but there are usually several vacation homes and B&BS OR rooms inside homes for rent.
- Da Corner House | 928727 Lotus Blossom Ln |
- Hawaiian Journeys | 92-8259 Plumeria Ln |
- Luscious Lava Loft | lusciouslava.com | airbnb.com |
- Ocean View Paradise | 92-962 Kahili Blvd |
- Orchid House | 92-9238 Orchid Parkway |


- Ka Lae Garden Thai Food | 92-8395 Hawaiʻi Belt Rd | kalaegarden.com (offline)
- Kai Loki's Restaurant | 92-8754 Hawaii Blvd |
- L&L Hawaiian Barbecue Ocean View | 92-8701 Hawaii Belt Rd |
- Ocean View Pizzeria | 525 Lotus Blosson Circle | https://www.hawaiianbarbecue.com
- Tai Shan Farms | 92-9095 Lehua Lane | https://www.taishanfarms.com/
- Thai Grindz and More Food DTruck | Facebook |

Shops and Shopping

Ocean View Market


commons.wikimedia.org --> hawaiian ocean view --> images category


- wikipedia.org --> hawaiian ocean view --> article
- bigislandhawaiitravelguide.com --> cities --> ocean view --> 2013 archive
- hawaiilife.com --> listings --> big island --> kau --> ocean view
- to-hawaii.com --> big island--> cities --> ocean view

Web Sites

WEB SITE NAME: Ocean View Hawaii Community Bulletin Board
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook Group

- Discovery Harbour (Kau District)
- Milolii (South Kona District)

- Other Towns on Hawaii Island
- Introduction to Hawaii Island

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