Oahu's East Shore, also known as Windward Side, is located 30 minutes from Waikiki and Honolulu and is a scenic drive. The region is largely made up of quiet, coastal neighborhoods and towns nestled between 3000 feet of mountain ranges and the sea. There are two main residential neighborhoods on the Windward Coast, Kailua and Kaneohe. These two towns are very attractive to military families because of their great schools, proximity to the beach, and strong sense of community. They are also conveniently located to get to all the major bases on the island.