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What You’ll Love About Mountain View

A nature trail through dense tropical forest in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Safe and Secure

Mountain View has very low crime rate and is one of the safer areas on the Big Island.

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The Employment

The unemployment rate in Mountain View is 78% lower than the national average!

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The Weather

The highest monthly average temperature in Mountain View for August is 78 degrees and the pollution index in Mountain View is 72% better than the national average.

Come Explore Life in Mountain View

It's name says it all. Mountain View has no lack of scenic spots or activities. Close to Mountain View, resides Mauna Kea, which is one of the world's tallest mountains/volcanoes on the Big Island.

What Future Residents Should Know About Mountain View

What's the Weather Like?

From dry, coastal, desert strand to some of the wettest spots on earth, to hot humid tropical lushness to stark, barren, snow-capped mountains, our big island offers an astonishing array of climates. You have probably heard a similar oft-quoted line, “Hawaii has 11 of the world's 13 climate zones."

A rainfall map of the Big Island of Hawaii.

Should I Be Worried About Volcanoes?

Kau is home to Kilauea and Mauna Loa, two active volcanoes on the Big Island. While some locations are at high risk of lava flow, most communities are in areas with less risk. View the map below to learn about lava zones in the District of Kau.

Mountain View's Best Attractions and Activities

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Favorite Attractions

Mountain View is home to the Hawaiian Flower Gardens Nursery which specializes in anthuriums.

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Parks & Recreation

Biking and hiking are some of the activities that abound in the area. You can also explore the Ola'a Forest Reserve, the Hawaii Adventure Tours to Volcano Kilauea, the Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.



Mountain View was involved in the sugar trade with it's rich and fertile land but now mainly involved in coffee. It is also home to several coffee mills, including the Hilo Coffee Mill.

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Shopping & Dining

Take a trip out to Mountain View Bakery Inc, Mountain View Anthuriums and The Hilo Coffee Mill.

Mountain View Quick Facts

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Quick Facts

Population (2010): 3,924
Population Growth Since 2000: +40.2%
Zip Code: 96771
County: Hawaii 
Mean Home Price (2015): $193,200


Travel & Commute

Mountain View: Average 41.4 minutes
Public Transit: Hele-On Mo'oheau Bus
Airport: Mountain View Airstrip
Major Highways: Route 11

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