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Haiku Real Estate

Country living on Maui. This part of upcountry Maui is known for great agricultural conditions, larger properties, and privacy. Lot sizes are traditionally larger in Haiku and there is plenty of space to feel like you’re off the grid. The town of Haiku is quant and has the basics ( a grocery store and some small shops) along with a few good restaurants including one of the best sushi places on the island, Nuka. 


If you’re looking for country living in paradise, Haiku is your place. Haiku Real Estate is primarily rural and agricultural and receives a lot of precipitation as well as sunlight, making it the ideal place to have a farm. 

Haiku Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $1.9M
Lowest Price $280K
Highest Price $15M
Total Listings 54
Avg. Days On Market 103
Avg. Price/SQFT $655

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A Region With Rich Agricultural History

The history of this district continues to impact current land usage profoundly. In the past, the Haiku Area's economy depended heavily upon pineapple and sugar cane plantations. Today, some pineapple production occurs, yet the cut flower industry predominates as an agricultural staple. Local farms also produce fruits and vegetables for farmers' markets.

One result of the extensive agricultural activities in this region affected zoning. Today, the widespread agricultural zoning of land around Haiku has resulted in the development of residential properties with accompanying acreage. Additionally, many Haiku homes for sale include cottages and outbuildings.

Land use regulations sometimes permit the construction of second homes on lots in this location. Some home buyers obtain acreage lots designated for both residential and agricultural purposes. Property buyers hoping to start a farmer's market, garden businesses, or small farming enterprises discover attractive options in the Haiku Pauwela Census District.

Large Luxurious Ocean Front Estates in Haiku

From time to time, opulent oceanfront custom Maui homes become available in this location. Some subdivisions here offer generous lots of two acres (or more) with excellent Pacific vistas. For example, the gated community of West Kuiaha Meadows features 16 homesites of 2 to 5.5 acres each. A private water system and underground utilities serve this development. These properties often command prices in the $1 million to $2 million price range.

Similarly, the Aina O Ka Hale Pili neighborhood in Haiku (developed in the mid-1990s) sits along the ocean side of the Hana Highway. It encompasses 21 lots. Some of these luxurious single-family homes enjoy excellent locations close to Uaoa Bay, a location offering scenic cliff faces. The magnificent properties in this exclusive neighborhood have sometimes sold in the $1.5 million to $4 million price ranges.

Many Subdivisions With Large Lots

Maui property buyers seeking large tracts for hobby farms or horse training purposes frequently discover suitable Haiku real estate. Widespread agricultural zoning has resulted in the creation of several subdivisions that features spacious lots. For instance, Haiku Mauka offers 40 lots of two or more acres.

The homes in this location stand near an equestrian center, permitting horse owners to ride conveniently in the local area. The development lies within walking distance of local parks. Built largely during the 1990s, the comfortable homes in Haiku Mauka list between $900,000 and $2 million.

What I Love About Haiku

Most of Haiku is zoned agricultural and lends itself to larger properties. Because of this, its become a popular place to own on Maui. The properties in Haiku are diverse and include older plantation-style homes, newer concrete constructions, and full-blown estates with incredible ocean views. Lower Haiku is along the Hana Highway and receives a little bit less rain than Upper Haiku which is more rainforest with lush landscapes and large farms. Haiku Hills and Haiku Makai are two of the most desirable subdivisions in Haiku with large lot sizes and a smaller number of lots.

Condominiums

Haiku real estate also includes a few condominium communities. Due to the presence of agricultural zoning in much of this area, these developments often must provide larger tracts than condos in some other places. This situation impacts the price of condominiums to some extent. Condos become available comparatively infrequently in this part of Maui.

Some of the condo residential communities here stand on former farms and rely upon water catchment systems and off-the-grid development. These sites add to the diversity of available dwellings in this unique district. A few of the condos in the Haiku Area include Kauhikoa Farms, Kamau Condominiums, and Huelo Hillside Condominiums.

Homes With Guest Houses

Today, Maui property buyers often seek residences with attached guest houses or nearby cottages. These properties accommodate households with frequent visitors or extended families, for instance. In some places, guest homes also provide a stream of rental income for homeowners.

Due to the agricultural history of the area, Haiku real estate often permits property buyers to locate residences with second homes either on the site or available for construction. In some cases, this situation results from the conversion of former farm properties into modern subdivisions. Several developments include one (or more) residences with this in-demand feature. Haiku Country Estates, Maui Ranch Estates, and Windward Estates fall into this category.

Although homes rarely become available in the well-established Haiku Hills subdivision, the development features 37 lots in northwestern Haiku, and each offering features at least two acres of land. Haiku real estate in this location often commands prices ranging from $1 million to upwards of $3 million. The excellent rainfall in this district permits homeowners to develop park-like landscaping. Gardening enthusiasts appreciate the excellent horticultural conditions in this region.

An Innovative Affordable Housing Initiative

The new Kua'aina Mauka subdivision in Pukalani exemplifies an innovative effort to develop affordable housing in the Haiku Area. Pukalani lies a short distance south of Haiku in an inland area. The new development offers 16 houses and 16 cottages on adjoining tracts. Construction remains ongoing through 2021.

The two-bedroom, one-bath cottages include carports. The homes in the subdivision supply three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths, and provide attached garages. Prices for the cottages start at $350,000. The new homes will begin at $550,000.

Haiku Attractions

This part of Maui welcomes fewer visitors than some other regions of the island. However, property buyers discover a number of landmarks and points of interest within the local area. Some nearby attractions include public beaches at Paia. The former Haiku Mill, at one time a sugar mill, offers tours in Haiku.

It sometimes serves as a venue for weddings or other special events. Residents easily access Kahului and Wailuku from this location. The small towns within this district offer distinctive restaurants and shops, as well as farmers' markets and community events.  

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