Upcountry Maui

Kula

Average annual temperature: 64-74
Average annual rainfall: 34 inches
Elevation: 1,500 to 4,000 feet
Population: Approx. 8,000

The word Kula means, open field or country in Hawaiian and this rural community lives up to its name. It is spread out along two parallel highways and extends many miles. Kula is a combination of agricultural, rural and residential. There are no major shopping areas or business centers. For the residents, the peaceful beauty of the area outweighs lack of proximity to some downtown services. There are, however, some charming country shops like Morihara Store and Chings for groceries and Kula Hardware for garden supplies, plants and hardware, several restaurants such as Kula Bistro and Grandma?s for fabulous coffee and pastry. The Kula Lodge has a restaurant and an art gallery as well.

Schools include the private Haleakala Waldorf School and public Kula Elementary and there are several wonderful old churches including Holy Ghost - where the Portuguese parishioners bake renowned sweet bread - a community center, a post office and new firehouse. Further up Kula Highway is the former Kula Sanitarium, now a hospital. It stands on beautiful grounds with an incredible view of the Kihei/Wailea area and the island of Kahoolawe. It also houses one of the best thrift shops on the island! Kula is the gateway to the higher elevations of Mt. Haleakala where outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, biking, camping, horseback riding and even hang gliding. Residents and visitors alike are treated to spectacular views of the central Maui valley and the West Maui Mountains from almost every vantage point in Kula.

Kula is quiet and cool, with open spaces and beautiful views. The pineapple fields reach up the mountain to this area, where there is also an abundance of local farms growing a variety of crops. The rich soil, some of the richest in the entire state, is perfect for Protea (flowers), lavender, the world-famous Kula onions, cabbage and many other vegetables. Island chefs depend on Kula farmers for much of their produce. Tedeschi Vineyards located south of Kula in Ulupalakua produces several grape products along with its well-known pineapple wine called Maui Blanc. Ulupalakua Ranch, incidentally, covers approximately 25,000 acres from the far reaches of Kula all the way down to the ocean and is a working ranch now raising, along with sheep and cattle, such exotic livestock as elk. If you are interested in Kula homes for sale, call us, we'd love to help!

Pukalani

Average annual temperature: 70-75
Average annual rainfall: 22 inches
Elevation: 1,300 feet
Pop. (Makawao/Pukalani): Approx. 19,000

Pukalani is a residential community five miles up the mountain from the base of Haleakala Highway. Although very close in proximity to Makawao, it receives much less rainfall because it is much more leeward than its neighbor, Makawao. The name Pukalani literally means, hole in the heavens. The clouds that form on the mountain above and the clouds that move in from the east converge just above and below the community, leaving Pukalani sunny almost all the time and able to retain expansive views of the entire Central Valley and the West Maui Mountains. Services for Pukalani and other upcountry residents focus around Pukalani Terrace Center, comprised of a large Foodland supermarket, hardware store, post office station, several banks, a number of restaurants. Across the street are the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center (named for a former Mayor of Maui County), the Pukalani Aquatic Center, and playing fields, and nearby is the Pukalani Country Club with its 18-hole golf course and restaurant. Just up the hill is the famous Pukalani Superette, aka "Puk Sup" famous for its chow fun and bento style lunches.

Makawao/Halii'maile

Average annual temperature: 68
Average annual rainfall: 58 inches
Elevation: 1,200 to 4,000 feet
Pop. (Makawao/Pukalani): Approx. 19,000

Makawao is an old paniolo town that has maintained its small size, charm and accessibility. Paniolo are Hawaiian cowboys brought over from Spain and Portugal to teach cattle ranching to the Islanders. The Makawao climate and large open fields on the slopes of Mt. Haleakala are perfect for cattle ranching. Portuguese homesteaders originally settled this area, which includes Olinda above the town center of Makawao. Descendants of many of the original families live here to this day. Cattle and horses are still a large part of this upcountry town and surrounding area and celebrated with an annual July 4th parade and the largest rodeo in the State. The mostly refurbished old buildings now house a variety of wonderful art galleries, shops and restaurants, the majority of which are within easy walking distance of each other.

Makawao is also a center for the practice of alternative medicine. Set amid green space and residential areas are the post office, library and Hongwanji Mission. On the way to Pukalani on Makawao Avenue is the Eddie Tam Memorial Center, which houses a police substation and gym and overlooks a basketball court and a number of playing fields. Makawao schools include an elementary school and an intermediate school, as well as one of Hawaii's most exclusive private schools, Seabury Hall. Just outside of town on the road to Paia is a Montessori school and, on a former Baldwin estate known as Kaluanui, the Hui Noeau Visual Arts center hosts art workshops and classes and houses an art gallery.

Makawao residents enjoy a semi-rural way of life. There is plenty of open space within neighborhoods and nights are quiet and peaceful. For those who crave some nightlife, Casanova Restaurant right in the middle of town offers live music and dancing almost every night of the week as well as a full Italian dinner menu.

Many of Maui's finest schools are located Upcountry Maui: Maui Schools



Listing Search Results - 249 matches found.
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440 Huelo Rd - Haiku
 
$350,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
PENDING - CONT. TO SHOW
Days on Market:
61 (Aug 20, 2018)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
1 / 1.00
Land Area:
14,941 SF
View:
Garden View
Life in the country off Door of Faith Rd. This little country home is the perfect island getaway from a busy life. The house is in need of some serious TLC, but the price is worth the effort. Beautiful setting, very tropical with a stream running on the boundary of the property line. There is a private water catchment system, avocado trees and coconut trees.

This property is listed by Elite Pacific Properties, LLC

911 OLIOLI St - Makawao/Olinda/Haliimaile
REO
$384,400 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
121 (Jun 21, 2018)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
2 / 1.00
Land Area:
8,298 SF
View:
Other
REO:
Yes
This 2 bedroom 1 bath home in Maui County is exactly what you have been waiting for! With approximately 984 square feet of living space this home has plenty of room for placing all your furniture. Home was built in 1939. Close to restaurants and shopping. Bring your ideas and design and see how you can transform this place into just what you’ve been looking for.

This property is listed by Owners.com

736 PONOI Pl - Makawao/Olinda/Haliimaile
 
$399,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
PENDING - CONT. TO SHOW
Days on Market:
78 (Aug 03, 2018)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
2 / 1.00
Land Area:
5,624 SF
View:
Garden View
Charming little home. Part of a residential condominium in Makawao called Ponoi Palms, great place to start. Two bedroom and one bath with deck and a manageable yard could be your home. Bamboo flooring, deck area a plus. Low Maintenance fees $250.00 per month. This house was upgraded in 2005 and the upgrades included bamboo style flooring new kitchen cabinets and appliances and fresh paint.

This property is listed by Millennium Realty, Inc.

71 C Miner Pl - Makawao/Olinda/Haliimaile
 
$420,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
283 (Jan 10, 2018)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
2 / 2.00
Land Area:
0.80 Acre
View:
Ocean
Attractive 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home conveniently located close to Makawao town. Tile floors throughout. Outside laundry room and storage room. Perched on a hill, there are beautiful ocean views. There's a private side yard and spacious front yard, along with a covered carport.

This property is listed by Hawaii Life (W)

40 Kulalani Dr - Kula/Ulupalakua/Kanaio
 
$475,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
202 (Apr 01, 2018)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
2 / 1.00
Land Area:
0.81 Acre
View:
Garden View
Quiet and Peaceful in Kula! Welcome to Kula View - a residential condo property of 6 homes, that includes this well priced, cozy 2 bedroom cottage with large covered deck. Updated kitchen has granite countertops, ceramic top stove and built in microwave. Second bedroom would make a great office, den, bonus room or small bedroom. Vermont wood burning stove is situated in living room that heats the whole house on those cool winter nights. Low monthly maintenance fee of $45 per month that includes water and trash pick up. Other highlights include: brand new carpet and exterior paint, washer and dryer, lots of extra storage, small carport and parking.

This property is listed by Wailea Realty Corp.

2695 Kaupakalua Rd - Haiku
Short Sale
$490,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
PENDING - CONT. TO SHOW
Days on Market:
204 (Mar 30, 2018)
Type:
SF w/Det Ohana or Cottage
Beds/Baths:
3 / 1.00
Land Area:
11,064 SF
View:
Mountain
Investor Special!! Here's your chance to own a piece of Maui with this tropical plantation style home in Haiku. The upper Kokomo area is conveniently located just a few minutes to Makawao town and a short distance to the destination town of Paia. The main home is a spacious 3 bed and 1 bath ready for some TLC. Property also has a detached 1 bed 2 bath Ohana with an additional non-permitted unit approximately 400 sq ft. Main house features hardwood floor entry that flows into a large tiled kitchen. There is a separate laundry room with an outdoor shower, plus a detached storage/utility shed. The cottage features laminate wood floor with tiled kitchen. Cottage sits perched on the gulch with a spacious deck to enjoy the beautiful tropical setting.

This property is listed by Hawaii Real Estate Team

31 Puu Koa Pl - Haiku
 
$494,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
40 (Sep 10, 2018)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
2 / 1.00
Land Area:
6,251 SF
View:
Ocean
This ready to move into comfortable two bedroom cottage is located in a diverse little one street subdivision in the beautiful countryside of North Shore Maui minutes from school, shopping, bus and world class surfing and windsurfing beaches. Garden is crafted for privacy and beauty. A new 104 ft cement fence on the north side (You have to see it to believe it!) protects a border of rare native trees including sandalwood, Kokia drynaroides, Naio and endangered hibiscus. There are 2 apple trees (Anna and Dorset), bearing citrus (Valencia orange and dwarf Meyer lemon) with room for papayas, veggies, herbs and flowers and a beautiful mango protecting in front. This well-maintained 720 sq ft house built in 2001 has been recently painted inside and out and got a new roof in the fall of 2016. Very cozy and dry in a storm. Double door and 50 square foot deck with steps to the garden has greatly enhanced the original design. A wonderful getaway for somebody enjoying an early retirement but there’s also room to add on for those with growing families.

This property is listed by Delmore Realty

126 Olakino St - Kula/Ulupalakua/Kanaio
 
$545,000 Leasehold
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
352 (Nov 02, 2017)
Type:
SF w/Det Ohana or Cottage
Beds/Baths:
2 / 2.00
Land Area:
2.04 Acres
View:
Mountain/Ocean
Hawaiian Home Lands - AG - approx 2.03 acres - Desirable & rarely available Keokea lot in Kula. Breathtaking ocean and mountain views. Main house 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, den, breakfast room & an open deck. Worker's quarters - 1 bedroom, 1 bath, covered deck. Workshop 192 sq. ft. with an open deck.

This property is listed by Keller Williams Honolulu

144 Puuala St - Kula/Ulupalakua/Kanaio
 
$550,000 Leasehold
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
284 (Jan 09, 2018)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
3 / 5.00
Land Area:
0.99 Acre
View:
Mountain/Ocean
Desirable Waiohuli subdivision in Kula. Hawaiian Home Lands. Large home with over 3,000 sq.ft. of wrap around covered lanais. Breathtaking views. Home is not fully completed. 3 bedrooms with 3 full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms. 1 full bath in each bedroom. Lease expires 2/7/22001

This property is listed by Keller Williams Honolulu

55 Lepo Pl - Haiku
Short Sale
$599,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
PENDING - CONT. TO SHOW
Days on Market:
528 (May 10, 2017)
Type:
SF w/Det Ohana or Cottage
Beds/Baths:
5 / 2.00
Land Area:
2.01 Acres
View:
Garden View
This super private 5 bedroom 2 bath house has some serious potential. The house sits on 2 acres in Haiku. There are also 2 permitted cottages, and great rental potential. The property needs a little T.L.C. and must be seen to appreciate. Tax records do not match actual square footage. This is a distressed property.

This property is listed by Coldwell Banker Island Prop(W)


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