Ocean View Estates (images
as of October 2005 and existing satellite image)
- Click here
to see the interior of the Ocean View ACE Hardware store.
- Click here
to see some miscellaneous images.
HOVE consists of 10,697 one acre lots mauka of Hawaii Belt Road. The
terrain varies from rugged lava fields to lots containing Ohia trees and
other vegetation. Water is by catchment only with power to some, but not
all, of the lots. Elevation begins at the 1,500 ft. level, at Hawaii
Belt Rd., and rises up to the 5,000 foot level.
Ocean View was once part of Kahuku Ranch. Initial sales began in the
late 50's and early 60's. The original developer of HOVE was the
Crawford Oil Company. In the early 1980's a service station and a rental building, where the
first hardware store began its business, were built.
In 1989 the Ocean View Town Center
was developed and the Ocean View Road
Maintenance Corporation began an extensive rebuilding program of the
roads in HOVE and the surrounding area. Shortly thereafter the Ocean
View Development Corporation started a new market which included a
laundromat and restaurant. Ocean View now has two shopping centers.
There are over 100 listings in the Ocean View Business Directory with
categories ranging from: Automotive, B&B's, Builders, Computer Services, Electronics, Farm & Garden,
Grocers, Hair Salons, Land Services, Medical & Health, Professional
Services, Publishing, Real Estate Offices, Restaurants, Retail &
Wholesale Outlets, Services, Water Service, and Video Rental
The area once known as HOVE is now referred to as Ocean View and now
encompasses the developments of Hawaiian Ocean View Ranchos, Kahuku
Country Gardens, Kula Kai View Estates, Kona Gardens, Keone's Ranchos,
and Kona View Estates.