The convenience of early morning walks and sunset salutations along one of the many of its beautiful beaches are why many choose to make Kihei their home town. Once settled as a Hawaiian fishing village, the area was also known as Kama’ole (meaning barren in Hawaiian). Arid conditions restricted farming and cattle ranching. Kihei became a more viable and popular a destination when County water was provided from Central Maui during the 1960’s. From then, it was just a matter of time for developers to realize the potential of this 10 mile beachfront community. Over the past half century, Kihei became the fastest growing area of Maui. It’s diversity of architectural styles and range of property values varies significantly.