Wahiawa is an unincorporated community located in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States of America. Wahiawa is situated on the island of Oahu, in the central valley of the island. The name of the city means in Hawaiian "place of noise" and is a reference to the fact that in the past, if another coast was surfed, the noise was heard on Wahiawa.
Wahiawa has 2.4 square miles, of which 0.3 square miles of water. The population of Wahiawa is of 16,000 residents and continues to grow. Notable locals are considered to be professional football players Al Harris, Adrian Murrell, Kealoha Pilares and Lauvale Sape.
Dole Plantation is an important part of the history of Dole Food Company. It was established in Wahiawa in 1901 by James Dole and became fast one of the most important companies of Hawaii. By the time it was opened, this was a pineapple plantation and it was the first of this kind on the island of Oahu. In our time, this is an important tourist attraction of Wahiawa.
Wahiawa Botanical Gardens is a beautiful botanical garden located within the area of Wahiawa, in a wonderful natural area. It is located on 27 acres and is the home of an amazing collection of flora, mostly consisting of Hawaiian plants. This Wahiawa attraction was put together since the 1920s, but entered in property of the state since 1950 and was opened for visitors, only in 1957. Inside this garden, you can admire Blue Ginger, Koa, Nutmeg, Allspice, Mexican Cedar and Camphor Tree.
Maui's Mike's Fire-Roasted Chicken is the perfect place to enjoy comfort food deliciously prepared while visiting Wahiawa. The atmosphere of the restaurant resembles that of a home and the slow-cooked chicken comes with a lot of Aloha sauce to make it finger-licking good.