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Niu Valley is a highly desirable and convenient community on the East end of O’ahu. In the front of the valley, there is a strip mall with restaurants, a gas station and 7-11. And there is a highly acclaimed middle school in the back.

Niu, or “coconut,” Valley is tucked between ‘Aina Haina and Kuli’ou’ou in East Honolulu. One of O’ahu’s smallest valleys, the community was home to fisherman, gathers, and subsistence farmers. It was famous for its sweet potatoes.

Niu is one of the most useful plants to islanders worldwide. Not only did the tree provide shade and the nut provide food and drink, but the husk of the nut could be used to make rope, and the palm fronds could be used for shelter or woven into mats, hats, and fans.

Cutting down a palm tree was practically an act of war on the chief of that area. Traditionally, a coconut tree would be planted at the birth of a child. The tree would fruit by the seventh birthday and live for up to 70-100 years, providing food for a human’s entire lifetime (Source: Jeannine Johnson).

We listed this 1958, large kama’aina home on a Tuesday and by Friday had two cash offers, over asking. It is a highly desirable neighborhood. It is a single level home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and an upgraded kitchen.

There is a 490 SF, covered lanai on the Diamond Head side that catches the cool Maua winds of Niu Valley. There is a large front yard with mature landscaping and mango tree with a swing. Please check out our 3D Matterport tour:

Located just three blocks from Maunalua Bay, you will frequently see surfers walking past the home, to and from the surf. Close to the beach, hiking, shopping, entertainment… close to everything! View our marketing video that shows the Niu Valley Island Lifestyle:

Prior to listing the home, we painted it inside and out, added new carpet, remodeled an open patio, and did some landscaping. Please check it out at this link:

Thank you for reading about Niu Valley and our new listing. For more information, please visit NiuValley.com.

Mahalo,

Jake

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