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 - 251 matches found.
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40 Kumano St - Makawao/Olinda/Haliimaile
 
$349,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
133 (Aug 02, 2019)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
2 / 1.00
Land Area:
0.46 Acre
View:
Garden View
Welcome to this charming 2 bedroom 1 bath home is located within walking distance of Pukalani amenities including Pukalani Community Center and pool, Foodland, banks, post office, hardware and restaurants. Tasteful 2018 remodel includes new flooring, cabinetry, appliances, fresh paint inside and out, new siding and ceiling fans in every room. Private and serene location with mature trees. Great value for first time buyer! This home is part of a 3 lot CPR, refer to associated documents for CPR site plan and related CPR docs. Monthly condo fees are $42 monthly. The property is owned by a licensed real estate broker in the state of Hawaii.

This property is listed by Fred Haywood Realty

40 Kumano St - Makawao/Olinda/Haliimaile
 
$369,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
CNTNGNT ESCROW CANCELING
Days on Market:
91 (Sep 13, 2019)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
2 / 1.00
Land Area:
0.46 Acre
View:
Garden View
Welcome to this charming 2 bedroom 1 bath home with carport located within walking distance of Pukalani amenities including Pukalani Community Center and pool, Foodland, banks, post office, hardware and restaurants. Tasteful 2018 remodel includes new flooring, cabinetry, appliances, fresh paint inside and out and ceiling fans in every room. Private and serene location with mature trees. Great value for first time buyer! This home is part of a 3 lot CPR, refer to associated documents for CPR site plan and related CPR docs. Monthly condo fee is $42 per month. Listing broker is owner. Short notice ok. Call for lockbox code. No driving on property without appointment.

This property is listed by Fred Haywood Realty

115 Tam Yau Pl - Makawao/Olinda/Haliimaile
 
$390,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
34 (Nov 09, 2019)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
2 / 1.00
Land Area:
10,694 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. There are 7 workforce housing homes (6 cottages and 1 house). Four of the workforce housing cottages are under contract and two are still available. 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. The Buyer of this home must meet workforce housing requirements - contact your favorite Realtor for details.

This property is listed by Hawaii Life (W)

123 Tam Yau Pl - Makawao/Olinda/Haliimaile
 
$390,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
32 (Nov 11, 2019)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
2 / 1.00
Land Area:
10,080 SF
View:
Garden View
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. There are 7 workforce housing homes (6 cottages and 1 house). Four of the workforce housing cottages are under contract and two are still available. 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. The Buyer of this home must meet workforce housing requirements - contact your favorite Realtor for details.

This property is listed by Hawaii Life (W)

973 iulani St - Haiku
 
$459,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
74 (Sep 30, 2019)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
3 / 1.00
Land Area:
3,903 SF
View:
Other
This property is Fee Simple and priced to sell. It is NOT a CPR'd Lot, this 3/bedroom and 1/bath home is walking distance to Fukushima's & Haiku Town Market. Roof replaced in 2015 and there is much potential with this home but it is in need of work. Mature fruit trees are on the property, Avocado, Orange and Lilikoi. As Is property with NO repairs made by Seller. No For Sale sign on property.

This property is listed by Keller Williams Realty Maui-Ki

1565 Haiku Rd - Haiku
 
$475,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
PENDING - CONT. TO SHOW
Days on Market:
60 (Oct 14, 2019)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
2 / 2.00
Land Area:
4.60 Acres
View:
Garden View
Great starter home or investment property. Currently the most inexpensive 2 bedroom 2 bath home in Haiku. New Floors and interior paint. This is unit C of a three part CPR. House is empty and easy to show with short notice.

This property is listed by Big Wave Realty LLC

952 Kahealani St - Haiku
 
$495,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
141 (Jul 25, 2019)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
2 / 3.00
Land Area:
4,783 SF
View:
Garden View
Classic Plantation Home! Close proximity to Haiku Town Center, groceries, restaurants, fitness center, hardware store and more. The home is light, bright and cheery with lots of original wood framed windows. The Kitchen has a modern skylight that adds light. In keeping with tradition, the recent metal roof is in great condition. Lots of solar hot water keeps you energy bills down. The whole house was just painted! Oversized 2 car garage has automatic opener and extra storage area.

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

735 Kekona St - Makawao/Olinda/Haliimaile
 
$499,999 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
ACTIVE
Days on Market:
9 (Dec 04, 2019)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
4 / 3.00
Land Area:
9,013 SF
View:
Other
Single story home of 1.472 sqft of living space, with 9013 sqft of land. 2 Beds, 2 Baths in main area of home and 2 Beds, 1 Bath beyond the carport. Close to Makawao town, shopping restaurants, and schools.

This property is listed by eXp Realty

397 Middle Rd - Kula/Ulupalakua/Kanaio
 
$525,000 Fee Simple
MLS:
Status:
PENDING - CONT. TO SHOW
Days on Market:
72 (Oct 02, 2019)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
2 / 1.00
Land Area:
10,001 SF
View:
Mountain/Ocean
Come home to the greatest town on Maui, Kula! This enchanting home sits on elevation 3000 foot nestled aside the majestic Haleakala. Views to be pruned, large lot to be groomed and a 50’s charmer of an era gone by. Being sold as is.

This property is listed by Jeff Griffin LLC

332 Lauie Dr - Kula/Ulupalakua/Kanaio
 
$560,000 Leasehold
MLS:
Status:
PENDING - CONT. TO SHOW
Days on Market:
253 (Apr 04, 2019)
Type:
Single Family
Beds/Baths:
4 / 4.00
Land Area:
1.01 Acre
View:
Mountain/Ocean
Amazing views from this two story large home with many quality features, including but bot limited to large bathrooms and walk in closets, a fireplace for the chilly Kula nights, updated kitchen and bedrooms on the lower level. Buyer must be on the DHHL eligible list, and meet all requirements set forth by DHHL.

This property is listed by Millennium Realty, Inc.


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