Hafa Adai! Welcome to Agana Heights.
Located in the central part of Guam, Agana Heights is nestled on a hilltop peering over the island’s capital and business metropolis, Hagatna. From this vantage point amazing views of the bustling city below and the Hagatna Bay can be experienced.
The villages of Asan/Maina, Hagatna, Ordot/Chalan Pago, and Sinajana border Agana Heights. This quaint little village is close in proximity to all of Guam’s major business districts. Since it is centrally located on the island, it is also only thirty minutes from the U.S. Naval Station and Anderson Air Force Base.
Agana Heights is a residential area and is known as a thriving cosmopolitan community. The village has a population of around 5,200 people and is considered to be a fairly quiet neighborhood. The village has served and continues to serve as a residential area for both the officers of the U.S. military and to many of the island’s local residents, creating a healthy melting pot.
Living in Agana Heights you can expect beautiful homes with gated and manicured lawns, quaint residential homes, apartment complexes, and a row of homes that serve as religious denominations and organizations.
Agana Heights is home to the island’s Governor with an estate sitting atop the cliff line, overlooking the capital city of Hagatna and providing breath-taking views of the Philippine Sea. It is also home to the U.S. Naval Hospital that provides emergency care to the island’s U.S. military personnel and residents.
The village hosts three schools – Maria Artero Pre-School and Kindergarten, Agana Heights Elementary School, and the Guam High School (one of three U.S. Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools on Guam for children and wards of active-duty military members, and federal employees hired from the U.S. with “return rights”.
You will also find that Agana Heights is home to two of the island’s oldest organizations, the Elks Club and the Shriners Club. It also has all the major religious churches; the Agana Heights General Baptist Church; Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church; the Seventh Day Adventist Church; the Scottish Rite Temple; and the Christian Science Church.
Agana Heights provides many activities to help keep you entertained and active. The village offers a gymnasium and recreation area where you can play basketball, volleyball, softball, and baseball.
FUN FACT: Agana Heights is the birthplace of Little League Baseball on Guam where in 1955, the first Little League game was played.
If you’re more interested in experiencing the outdoors and nature, then site seeing and hiking would be strongly recommended. The village offers a historical lookout point located next to the Governor’s estate. This lookout point is called Fort Apugan or Fort Santa Agueda. It is a historical Spanish Fort and lookout post. Many of the island’s tourists visit this location daily for its spectacular panoramic view of Guam’s beautiful cityscapes and coastlines – the island’s capital city, Hagatna Bay, the Philippine Sea, and the sheer northern cliff lines of Oka Point and Urunao Point.
If you want to relax and spend time picnicking, then there is a unique park called Tutujan Park. It is also known as Triangle Park. It is unique and gets its name because of its triangular shape it takes as it is located at the fork – in the middle of the road – that separates San Ramon Hill from Pale’ Kiernan Drive. It is a great location to enjoy the sunshine with family and friends.
Another place of significance that may spark your adventurous spirit is to visit The Cliff. Seated along one of Agana Height’s cliff lines, The Cliff, is one of Guam’s first hotels. Recently, it has become used for business and as a residential condominium. This is a great way to see and learn what helped start Guam’s tourism based economy.
If you’re more adventurous and want more excitement, then hiking is right for you. The Fonte River is the border of Agana Heights and Maina. A bridge across the Fonte River is the topic of a local ghost story about the “White Lady”. It is also the location of the first dam built on Guam, the Libugon Dam. The Fonte River remains a popular swimming spot and hiking trail. Hiking through this river is filled with fun, adventure, excitement, and ghost stories. You are sure to have a great time.
Hope to see you in Agana Heights!
Distance to Popular destinations:
- Andersen Air Force Base- 25 minutes
- Naval Base Marianas- 15 minutes
- US Naval Hospital- 1 minutes
- Guam International Airport- 10 minutes
- Guam Premiere Outlet (GPO)- 8 minutes
- Micronesian Mall- 13 minutes
- Agana Shopping Center- 3 minutes
- Tumon, Guam – 9 minutes