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.


Kaaloa's Super Js

Categories: Hawaiian

Distance: 13.54 miles

Rating

546 reviews


The Coffee Shack

Categories: Breakfast & Brunch, Coffee & Tea

Distance: 15.07 miles

Rating

610 reviews


Sun Dried Specialties

Categories: Seafood, Poke

Distance: 18.28 miles

Rating

326 reviews


Manago Hotel Restaurant

Categories: Hawaiian, American (Traditional)

Distance: 16.15 miles

Rating

226 reviews


Annie's Island Fresh Burgers

Categories: Burgers

Distance: 18.99 miles

Rating

724 reviews


Loko Wraps

Categories: Hawaiian, Mexican, Juice Bars & Smoothies

Distance: 16.01 miles

Rating

199 reviews


Rebel Kitchen

Categories: Sandwiches, Diners, Cafes

Distance: 19.26 miles

Rating

406 reviews


Big Jake's Island B-B-Q

Categories: Barbeque, Hawaiian

Distance: 13.04 miles

Rating

151 reviews


Da Poke Shack

Categories: Hawaiian, Poke

Distance: 25.1 miles

Rating

1779 reviews


Teshima Restaurant

Categories: Japanese

Distance: 19.95 miles

Rating

418 reviews


Nearby Shopping

Local shopping favorites in Hamakua, curated by Yelp.


Iwa Arts & Cafe

Categories: Art Galleries, Cafes, Bakeries

Distance: 18.85 miles

Rating

21 reviews


Kimura H Store

Categories: Fabric Stores

Distance: 19.22 miles

Rating

18 reviews


Discovery Antiques

Categories: Antiques, Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

Distance: 17.92 miles

Rating

16 reviews


Bliss In Bloom

Categories: Bridal, Florists, Wedding Planning

Distance: 25.4 miles

Rating

40 reviews


da Bead Shop

Categories: Jewelry, Art Classes

Distance: 19.22 miles

Rating

9 reviews


Qina Girl Floral

Categories: Florists

Distance: 19.11 miles

Rating

13 reviews


Eyeland EyeDoc

Categories: Eyewear & Opticians, Laser Eye Surgery/Lasik, Optometrists

Distance: 17.87 miles

Rating

8 reviews


Aloha Toe Rings

Categories: Jewelry, Bridal, Accessories

Distance: 27.39 miles

Rating

42 reviews


All Eyes

Categories: Eyewear & Opticians, Optometrists

Distance: 19.22 miles

Rating

10 reviews


ABC Store - Kailua Kona

Categories: Cosmetics & Beauty Supply, Men's Clothing, Convenience Stores

Distance: 25.91 miles

Rating

40 reviews


School Information

Great Schools

This compilation of local school websites is provided to assist you in your search to fulfill your child’s educational needs. This is not a complete list, nor should it be considered as a recommendation of any school.

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