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 - 184 matches found.
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2239 Upper Kanaio Rd - Kula/Ulupalakua/Kanaio
 
$260,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
152 (Jun 01, 2020)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
1 / 1.00
Land Area:
4.67 Acres
View:
Mountain/Ocean
Located on the slopes of Haleakala above the Ulupalakua Market in Kula is this amazing Royal Patent Land granted from King Kamehameha III during the Great Mahele and passed down to the Heirs of Kahoe. Completely off the grid living with incredible views from Kahoolawe to the Big Island! The AG land is 4.67 acres at around the 5,000 foot elevation providing cool, quiet and tranquil living. Pueo are frequently sighted and are aumakua ancestral guardians that protect the family from harm. Ownership is fee simple. The approximately .39 acres within the hui has been fenced and passionately maintained. This is the area that is being transferred with 100 percent usage. The home was completed in 1997 and features 1 bedroom, 1 bath with a spacious outdoor lanai. There are photovoltaic panels, a generator and backup batteries for electricity. Access to the road is via both public and private roads. Four wheel drive is necessary past the County water tank. If you desire is to get away from the hustle and bustle of town and to feel connected to the Aina, then you have found your slice of paradise. Note. The land is has 5 interests and what is being sold is one of the interests with full usage of the fenced in cottage and about .39 acres. Water must be hauled up to the property and is provided by the county down by the Ulupalakua Market. The drive from the market to the home takes about 20 minutes and requires 4-wheel drive. The property can not get conventional financing due to the nature of the hui ownership and a Title Policy is not guaranteed.

This property is listed by Maui Real Estate Advisors LLC

976 Noholani St - Haiku
 
$309,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
PENDING - CONT. TO SHOW
Days on Market:
45 (Sep 16, 2020)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
2 / 1.00
Land Area:
2,688 SF
View:
Other
This Haiku home has a great location. Close to shopping and restaurants. Minutes to Ho'okipa. This well built home just needs a personal touch and a new owner to move right in! Great started home or investment property. Occupied please do not disturb.

This property is listed by Hawaii Life (W)

970 Noholani St - Haiku
 
$339,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
64 (Aug 28, 2020)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
2 / 1.00
Land Area:
2,688 SF
View:
Garden View
This adorable Historic 1,100 sq ft home has all the old world charm that you would want. It was originally the "Camp" Cook House where the workers would go to dine prior to heading to the fields each morning. Then they would come there after work to eat dinner. Thus the kitchen is extra large with a large living room area. The house has a storage area off the kitchen as well as another room that can be used as a den or bedroom. The indoor laundry area has upgraded electric and there is cable to the home. The beautiful landscaped yard is lush with plants and fruit trees. Off street parking is available on the property. Located in a quiet family friendly neighborhood close to the Haiku Town Center, restaurants and quaint Paia town. Sold unfurnished and move in ready. Living area square footage measures larger than the County records. Property is sold "AS-IS" with no warranties or guarantees implied or expressed. Buyer to do own due diligence. Easy to show with short notice. Feel free to drive by but don't go onto the property without an appointment. Call your favorite realtor.

This property is listed by RE/MAX Resort Realty

140 Tam Yau Pl - Makawao/Olinda/Haliimaile
 
$425,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
PENDING - CONT. TO SHOW
Days on Market:
264 (Feb 10, 2020)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
2 / 1.00
Land Area:
10,045 SF
View:
Other
Kua’aina Mauka is a new residential community located in Pukalani. This new development will offer a place to call home and experience the beauty and convenience of Upcountry living. Kua’aina Mauka consists of 16 cottages and 16 houses. This is your opportunity to experience first hand why so many people love Upcountry Maui. This home is being sold prior to completion. The floor plan and picture is only representational and is subject to change.

This property is listed by Hawaii Life (W)

124 Tam Yau Pl - Makawao/Olinda/Haliimaile
 
$425,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
3 (Oct 28, 2020)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
2 / 1.00
Land Area:
10,054 SF
View:
Other
Kua’aina Mauka is a new residential community located in Pukalani. This new development will offer a place to call home and experience the beauty and convenience of Upcountry living. Kua’aina Mauka consists of 16 cottages and 16 houses. This is your opportunity to experience first hand why so many people love Upcountry Maui. This home is being sold prior to completion. The floor plan and picture is only representational and is subject to change.

This property is listed by Hawaii Life (W)

132 Tam Yau Pl - Makawao/Olinda/Haliimaile
 
$427,500 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
3 (Oct 28, 2020)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
2 / 1.00
Land Area:
10,041 SF
View:
Other
Kua’aina Mauka is a new residential community located in Pukalani. This new development will offer a place to call home and experience the beauty and convenience of Upcountry living. Kua’aina Mauka consists of 16 cottages and 16 houses. This is your opportunity to experience first hand why so many people love Upcountry Maui. This home is being sold prior to completion. The floor plan and picture is only representational and is subject to change.

This property is listed by Hawaii Life (W)

1565 Haiku Rd - Haiku
 
$580,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
PENDING - CONT. TO SHOW
Days on Market:
383 (Oct 14, 2019)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
2 / 2.00
Land Area:
4.60 Acres
View:
Garden View
Have you ever wanted to live in a "Tree House" in the middle of the jungle but still be 5 min from Haiku Grocery, Nuka and Fuzion Fitness?? Well here is your opportunity. The inside of this home has been completely remodeled from the floors to the kitchen counters. This is a real jungle home it even has a seasonal stream for swimming. House is rented which is now on a month to month lease. relatively easy to show with short notice.

This property is listed by Big Wave Realty LLC

3604 Pahala St - Makawao/Olinda/Haliimaile
 
$590,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
156 (May 28, 2020)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
3 / 2.00
Land Area:
6,329 SF
View:
Mountain
This home is located at the end of Pahala Street with additional parking at this area and adjoins acres of pasture land. Fantastic views of Haleakala.

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

26 Hale Lio Pl - Haiku
 
$600,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
3 (Oct 28, 2020)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
2 / 1.00
Land Area:
10,001 SF
View:
Other
This is a large lot with small cottage in a nice neighborhood with zoning that allows a large house to still be constructed. The property already has a large septic system that allows 3 more bedrooms to be added. The house is 20 years old and everything is functional but needs to be updated. Any appliances will remain but are not part of the inventory and have no warranty as to functionality . All offers will be held for one week as this is a trustee sale for a probate. Seller will respond to all offers by Nov. 7,2020

This property is listed by Hawaii Life (PA)

3625 Piikea Pl - Makawao/Olinda/Haliimaile
 
$609,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
PENDING - CONT. TO SHOW
Days on Market:
103 (Jul 20, 2020)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
1 / 1.00
Land Area:
6,277 SF
View:
Garden View
You will love this updated Makawao home that offers both Hawaii-style living and privacy just a short walk from eclectic Makawao town. With a spacious wraparound covered lanai and large windows, there is a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor living space. The home features a renovated kitchen and bathroom, bamboo floors, ample storage space, and a beautifully landscaped yard that is never far from sight. Bordered by mature palms, it also offers a detached garage and a flexible space that previously functioned as an office. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac street, this charming, convenient home is ready for you to move right in.

This property is listed by BHGRE Valley Isle (W)


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