HAMAKUA NEIGHBORHOODS

THE HAMAKUA REGION SPANS FROM OOKALA TO WAIPIO VALLEY

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Hāmākua is one of the first considerations for anyone looking to buy or purchase Big Island real estate largely due to the draw of fertile farmland and cooler climate. Not only can you find gorgeous Hawaiian estate property or quaint nostalgic Hawaiian style homes for sale here, but there are also acres of open agricultural land for investment properties or personal or commercial farming.

The Hāmākua “Moku’ District’s farmland is nestled among the trees, untouched by major development. Land parcels here make an ideal option for anyone looking to build a dream home from scratch or take advantage of the fertile soil perfect for farming. The Hamakua District is renowned for its ability to grow world-class fruits, cacao, and vegetables, so the area also attracts commercial investors.

Hāmākua properties on the cliffs or mountainside with views of the ocean are a popular option in the towns of Paauilo,‘Ō‘ōkala, Ahualoa, Waipi’o, Ninole, and Hakalau areas. Further to the south on the Hamakua Coast, properties in Honomu, Laupahoehoe, and Pepeekeo are lower in elevation and closer to the City of Hilo for shorter commute times.

Find Hāmākua real estate market trends updated monthly and Hawaii homes for sale here on the Hamakua Coast page at Search Hawaii Property. There is a range of real estate choices available on the Hamakua Coast, including small and large agricultural farm land parcels and single family homes.

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HAMAKUA ZONE 4 of Hawai'i islands 9 district zones. Each of the 9 districts encompass 9 SECTIONS. Section 1 begins south at Ookala and section 9 is located north in Waipio Valley.
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ABOUT THE HAMAKUA COAST

ONE OF THE MOST BREATHTAKING AND MAJESTIC COASTLINES IN HAWAI’I TO DISCOVER

The Hamakua district is located on the northeastern coast of the Big Island in Hawaii. It is the epitome of a lush, beautiful Hawaiian landscape. The district is filled with vibrant valleys, waterfalls, rainforests, black sand beaches, and rich farmland. The Hamakua Coast stretches for 50 miles between Honokaa to Hilo, this coastal area offering some of the most spectacular, panoramic ocean views in Hawaii.
The Hamakua coast is filled with charming small towns, rainforests, waterfalls, valleys, sea cliffs, and picturesque nature great for serious hikers.
Residents living in Hamakua are spread throughout the small towns of Honomu, Honokaa town, Kukuihaele, Pepe’ekeo, and Paauilo. With a small-town feel in these places, residents here enjoy a strong sense of community and family.
Higher rainfall in the district means Hamakua has some of the best real estate in Hawaii for agriculture and farming. The green valleys and fertile farmland allow locals to grow fresh fruit and vegetables to sell at the farmers’ markets. Guava, coffee, mushrooms, sweet potato, taro, and nuts grow in abundance here.
HAMAKUA CORRIDOR IS FILLED WITH MEMORABLE HISTORIC SITES

The island is home to many forest reserves and national parks, allowing residents to enjoy the untouched side of nature. Its varied climate also makes it a great place to live – warm, tropical, and sunny.

RICH IN AGRICULTURE AND FARM LANDS

North Kona has rich agricultural lands so local produce is abundant here. You will find over 40 varieties of avocados growing on this island, papayas, coconuts, bananas, pineapples, limes, and other fruits growing in people’s backyards.

THE LIFESTYLE IS RELAXING!

The lifestyle in North Kona is amazing, which is why it is among the best places to live in Hawaii. With Live Aloha the people are friendly and social, especially when you understand and respect the culture.

FAIRLY TO MODEST WET REGION, AVERAGING 80″-160″ (200-400 cm) ANNUALLY

Locals and kama’aina have a mindset of Aloha that allows for feelings of gratitude and appreciation. North Kona residents enjoy the Kona vibe and island community pace and are likely to stop and smell the flowers and share aloha eye to eye.

The Hamakua District is admired for its rural lifestyle, abundance, and incredible natural beauty. The area is filled with untouched landscapes protected from development and tourism. When cruising down the Hamakua coast, on one side of you will see steep cliffs falling away to the ocean. On the other side, you will see the Mauna Kea volcano, towering over the district.

Life in Hamakua is surrounded by nature. From the Hamakua Coast, you can watch the thousands of whales migrate past during their annual peak season from December through April. The rainforests of Hamakua are filled with a diverse range of unique flora and fauna. The elevation of Hamakua means the high rainfall fills the waterways and creates gorgeous waterfalls all over the district. The Akaka Falls in Hamakua is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Hawaii.

The climate in the Hamakua region is consistent throughout the year and slightly cooler than the rest of the Big Island.

On average, the temperature remains between the 50s and 70s, occasionally reaching up into the 80s on a hot summer’s day. The Hamakua Coast district receives about 84 inches of rainfall every year.

Residents on the Hamakua Coast enjoy a slow and relaxed pace of life in this rural district. Locals here are known to truly resonate with the chilled island vibe. Summer here is perfect for anyone that loves windsurfing, surfing, diving, snorkeling, and hiking.

The Hamakua district is home to the historically significant Waipio Valley, the famous Hawaiian Tropical Botanical Garden, Umauma Falls, the Hamakua Heritage Corridor, and many state parks including the Laupahoehoe Beach park, the Kalopa State Park, and the Akaka Falls State Park.

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The Hamakua coast line is surrounded by nature. where you can watch the thousands of whales migrate past during their annual peak season from December through April

The Hamakua District is admired for its rural lifestyle, abundance, and incredible natural beauty. The area is filled with untouched landscapes protected from development and tourism. When cruising down the Hamakua coast, on one side of you will see steep cliffs falling away to the ocean. On the other side, you will see the Mauna Kea volcano, towering over the district.

Life in Hamakua is surrounded by nature. From the Hamakua Coast, you can watch the thousands of whales migrate past during their annual peak season from December through April. The rainforests of Hamakua are filled with a diverse range of unique flora and fauna. The elevation of Hamakua means the high rainfall fills the waterways and creates gorgeous waterfalls all over the district. The Akaka Falls in Hamakua is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Hawaii.

 

With quaint towns, historic landmarks, plenty of farmland, and unique cultural life, Hamakua has it all. There is an international airport in the nearby city of Hilo, making Hamakua an ideal spot for those looking at holiday homes in Hawaii. Direct flights from the West Coast of the US and other major cities including Vancouver and Tokyo make it a super accessible vacation destination.

The sweeping ocean views, charming natural beauty, and dramatic cliffs make Hamakua the perfect escape from rushed city life. It is renowned for peace and quiet, a popular destination for a secluded and private lifestyle.

Residents on the Hamakua Coast enjoy a slow and relaxed pace of life in this rural district

The climate in the Hamakua region is consistent throughout the year and slightly cooler than the rest of the Big Island.

On average, the temperature remains between the 50s and 70s, occasionally reaching up into the 80s on a hot summer’s day. The Hamakua Coast district receives about 84 inches of rainfall every year.

Residents on the Hamakua Coast enjoy a slow and relaxed pace of life in this rural district. Locals here are known to truly resonate with the chilled island vibe. Summer here is perfect for anyone that loves windsurfing, surfing, diving, snorkeling, and hiking.

The Hamakua district is home to the historically significant Waipio Valley, the famous Hawaiian Tropical Botanical Garden, Umauma Falls, the Hamakua Heritage Corridor, and many state parks including the Laupahoehoe Beach park, the Kalopa State Park, and the Akaka Falls State Park.

 

Although many of the communities are too small to be considered towns, the communities dotted throughout the Hamakua district and corridor are filled with memorable historic sites, mom and pop restaurants, and local Farmers Markets.

The small-town feel gives these areas a real sense of tight community, residents here know each other well and will exchange smiles and waves whenever they see their neighbors. Live Aloha! Honokaa is the largest town in the district and its laid-back lifestyle, quaint shops, and island scenery are some of the reasons for people looking to move to the Big Island.

 

Hamakua draws many visitors on the Big Island. There are absolutely amazing hikes along the coastline, hikes to Hiilawe waterfall and many others, quaint mom and pop restaurants and drive-ins.  Tex Drive-In stop in for a great plate lunch and world famous malasada, Waipio Valley, stop in and say hi to Mike and Rhonda and the pups at Honoka’a Chocolate Factory, Kalopa State Recreation Area to name a few.

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