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



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28 Door of Faith Rd - Haiku
 
$408,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
PENDING - CONT. TO SHOW
Days on Market:
221 (Jul 18, 2017)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
2 / 1.00
Land Area:
1 Acre
View:
Mountain
Beautiful 1 acre. all usable lot in Huelo with many mature fruit trees, such as coconuts, mountain apple, mango, orange, banana & papaya. This property currently has Kuleana water rights, however the water rights cannot be transferred to the new owner and will need water service installed. Just 15 minutes away from the Kahului Airport, shopping and beaches.

This property is listed by Green Realty Group

55 Ilima Kuahiwi Pl - Kula/Ulupalakua/Kanaio
 
$425,000 Leasehold
MLS:
Status:
PENDING - CONT. TO SHOW
Days on Market:
37 (Jan 18, 2018)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
4 / 2.00
Land Area:
0.94 Acre
View:
Mountain/Ocean
Breathtaking views from upcountry Kula. Hawaiian Home Lands Waiohuli subdivision.

This property is listed by Keller Williams Honolulu

964 Kahealani St - Haiku
 
$445,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
95 (Nov 21, 2017)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
2 / 1.00
Land Area:
3,520 SF
View:
Other
Welcome to the cleanest little home under $500K that you will find in Haiku. This 1920's plantation home has been redone top to bottom, inside and out. New roof, siding, paint, all new flooring throughout, new kitchen cabinets and a completely new bathroom. It is one of the few homes in the neighborhood that has a completely fenced yard to give it extra privacy or to let your dog enjoy. The location is an extra bonus it is within walking distance to Haiku town where you can find restaurants, shopping, the post office, and grocery store.

This property is listed by Big Wave Realty LLC

8070 HANA Hwy - Haiku
 
$450,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
235 (Jul 04, 2017)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
2 / 1.00
Land Area:
0.50 Acre
View:
Other
Parcel being sold with adjacent vacant lot, approx. 1.09 acres. 8090 Hana Highway, TMK: (2)2-9-12-8, MLS #374728. $450,000 each parcel or negotiable for both. House is vacant and an opportunity as another "handyman special". Right off Hana Highway with all the beauty of flowers, greenery, and mature fruit trees: mountain apple, ulu, and more. Water is from EMI. Cable is satellite only.

This property is listed by Maui Real Estate Group LLC

30 Ai St - Makawao/Olinda/Haliimaile
 
$459,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
PENDING - CONT. TO SHOW
Days on Market:
45 (Jan 10, 2018)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
3 / 1.00
Land Area:
6,120 SF
View:
Mountain/Ocean
Prime Makawao! This single family residence is a short walk to the library and all the conveniences of Makawao town. Owned by the same family since 1977. This former restaurant building turned seamstress workshop was moved from next to today's Polli's restaurant to this final location. The home has had a few improvements/upgrades over recent years, that include - new roof, windows, flooring, plumbing and electrical upgrades but still needs a few more new doors, window installation, paint and finishes. However, it's a great start at a great price in an unbeatable location. Make it yours today!

This property is listed by KW Island Living (Ka)

1094 Mole Pl - Makawao/Olinda/Haliimaile
REO
$473,900 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
4 (Feb 20, 2018)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
2 / 1.50
Land Area:
13,591 SF
View:
Garden View
REO:
Yes
Are you looking for a house in the country? 1094 Mole Place in Makawao is the perfect place to call home. Many flowers and fruit trees -- agapanthus, anthuriums, avocado, bird of paradise, hapu ferms, night blooming jasmine, mango, fig, cherimoya, surinam cherry, macadamia nut, mountain apple, mulberry and others enhance this property.

This property is listed by NextHome Pacific Properties

71 C Miner Pl - Makawao/Olinda/Haliimaile
 
$490,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
45 (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. 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)

3579 Pahala St - Makawao/Olinda/Haliimaile
REO
$499,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
PENDING - CONT. TO SHOW
Days on Market:
99 (Nov 17, 2017)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
2 / 1.50
Land Area:
8,111 SF
View:
Mountain
REO:
Yes
1-story home that has been reconfigured by the previous owner from a 3 bed/2bath to a 2/1.5 on an elevated flag lot overlooking the subdivision. House has a lot of extra parking, a large enclosed private back yard with fruit trees (lychees, mandarines, lemons...) fragrant plumeria and the possibility to build your own ohana or to extend the house to your liking. The living/dining area features a beautiful W.Mountains view to enjoy the gorgeous Maui sunsets... Large walk-in pantry closet off the kitchen, separate laundry room with utility sink, extra storage closet & lineoleum throughout the house is what you'll find in this property. Quiet & peaceful neighborhood, minutes away from elementary school and upcountry Makawao town. Get an appointment to see it... you will not be disappointed to see this bank owned property.

This property is listed by Maui Lifestyle Realty

311 Iini Way - Makawao/Olinda/Haliimaile
 
$525,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
87 (Nov 29, 2017)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
2 / 1.50
Land Area:
5,406 SF
View:
Other
GREAT STARTER HOME. ROOF REPLACED AND SEPTIC TANK INSTALLED.

This property is listed by Central Pacific Real Estate

7950 Hana Hwy - Haiku
 
$550,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
137 (Oct 10, 2017)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
4 / 1.00
Land Area:
0.35 Acre
View:
Mountain/Ocean
Enjoy easy country living in this classic, plantation style, four-bedroom home. Feel the cool breezes and sleep deeply through the evening rain showers. Wander amongst the lush tropical landscaping. The kitchen remodel includes custom Koa cabinets, granite counters and stainless appliances. Downstairs is a two-car garage with a very large workshop with tables and benches for doing home projects, hobbies. The collection of mature, fruit-bearing trees includes mountain apple, lychee, lemon, lime, tangerine, grapefruit, avocado, banana, mango, starfruit, coconut, breadfruit, strawberry guava, Surinam cherry, coffee, bay leaf and lilikoi, while the flowering plants include multiple species of heliconia and ginger, orchids, plumeria, gardenia, anthurium and night blooming jasmine. At night, the sky is very clear and all the stars jump out when you sit outside on the lawn chairs. Fresh-water stream and pools are nearby too! Call now for your private showing.

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


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