I am a real Estate Agent for Distinctive Homes Hawaii. I have a daughter in 1st grade at Manoa Elementary. Noelani is just across the way & these are 2 of the best schools in the state for public. If you can find a rental or better yet buy a home in Manoa Valley, you will think you live in heaven.
Its 10 minutes to downtown,and Waikiki is about 7 minutes drive. The Manoa Park is wonderful for families. If you need help finding a place to live shoot me an email @