Hamakua Real Estate

Hamakua

This lush area lies just far enough into northeast side of the island that it is transformed into a land of tropical fantasy. It is also an area rich with history. Many small communities grew out of the sugar plantation era. Small communities such as Honokaa have become increasingly popular as bedroom communities for westside resort workers and serve as suburbs for Hilo. The small towns are a true cultural melting pot. The state’s first native Hawaiian governor, John D. Waihee III is from this locale.

Hamakua traverses 50 miles of rugged and beautiful coastline. Historic plantation estates populate the area and a prominent feature is open space and historic dairy and farmlands. Hamakua is steeped in ranching tradition.

Farmers markets, rodeos and country and western themes are common throughout the area known for locally raised beef and produce enjoyed in a surprising number of venues and events.

Miles upon miles of wind swept green mountainsides with views of the ocean hundreds of feet below create some of the most idyllic living conditions anywhere on earth. Plentiful rainfall keeps this part of the island greener and cooler as if in a perpetual spring season. Streams and waterfalls are abundant. You may even find a property with your own private waterfall.

Families often make this area home because it is so well oriented toward a secluded and wholesome lifestyle – and a bit slower paced than the tourist attractions of the Kona Coast.

Homes can be purchased at very reasonable terms ranging anywhere from a few hundred thousand to just over $1 million in price. Lot sizes tend to be very generous in the beautiful tropical countryside.

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Local Restaurants

Local dining favorites in Hamakua, curated by Yelp.


The Makapala Store

Categories: Fast Food, Mexican, Juice Bars & Smoothies

Distance: 2.68 miles

Rating

17 reviews


Running Chef of Hawaii

Categories: Food Stands

Distance: 2.72 miles

Rating

8 reviews


Kings View Cafe

Categories: Cafes, Pizza, Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

Distance: 3.61 miles

Rating

109 reviews


Kawaihae Kandyz

Categories: Seafood

Distance: 3.62 miles

Rating

37 reviews


Nanbu Courtyard Cafe

Categories: Sandwiches

Distance: 3.65 miles

Rating

5 reviews


Ackerman's Snack Shack

Categories: Pizza

Distance: 3.65 miles

Rating

1 review


Gill's Lanai

Categories: Hot Dogs, Fish & Chips, Asian Fusion

Distance: 3.69 miles

Rating

105 reviews


Minnie's

Categories: Hawaiian

Distance: 3.72 miles

Rating

97 reviews


Holy Smokes BBQ

Categories: Barbeque, Hawaiian, Food Trucks

Distance: 3.76 miles

Rating

21 reviews


CSC Cafe

Categories: Hawaiian, Breakfast & Brunch, Cafes

Distance: 4.74 miles

Rating

21 reviews


Nearby Shopping

Local shopping favorites in Hamakua, curated by Yelp.


He Nani Floral Design

Categories: Florists

Distance: 2.46 miles

Rating

5 reviews


Ackerman Gallery

Categories: Art Galleries

Distance: 3.61 miles

Rating

4 reviews


MakiSun

Categories: Surf Shop, Home Decor

Distance: 3.65 miles

Rating

1 review


Kamehameha Pharmacy

Categories: Drugstores

Distance: 3.66 miles

Rating

2 reviews


The Gallery at Bamboo

Categories: Arts & Crafts

Distance: 3.92 miles

Rating

1 review


Aikane Nursery

Categories: Nurseries & Gardening, Landscape Architects

Distance: 5.06 miles

Rating

1 review


Sunshine True Value Hardware

Categories: Hardware Stores

Distance: 5.31 miles

Rating

1 review


Living Arts Gallery

Categories: Art Galleries

Distance: 5.31 miles

Rating

1 review


Kathleen's Creations

Categories: Jewelry

Distance: 5.37 miles

Rating

1 review


Kohala Artworks

Categories: Art Galleries

Distance: 5.37 miles

Rating

3 reviews


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