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.


Spoonful Cafe

Categories: Thai

Distance: 0.55 miles

Rating

52 reviews


McDonald's

Categories: Fast Food, Burgers

Distance: 0.62 miles

Rating

8 reviews


Lemongrass Restaurant

Categories: Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese

Distance: 0.63 miles

Rating

54 reviews


L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

Categories: Hawaiian, American (New)

Distance: 0.63 miles

Rating

10 reviews


Canton Garden Cafe

Categories: Cantonese

Distance: 0.63 miles

Rating

2 reviews


Pizza Hut

Categories: Italian, Chicken Wings, Pizza

Distance: 0.63 miles

Rating

3 reviews


Subway

Categories: Restaurants

Distance: 0.63 miles

Rating

1 review


Pizza Hut

Categories: Chicken Wings, Pizza

Distance: 0.65 miles

Rating

2 reviews


Viko's Asian Food

Categories: Vietnamese, Korean

Distance: 0.69 miles

Rating

1 review


B & K Ono Grinds

Categories: Restaurants

Distance: 0.85 miles

Rating

12 reviews


Nearby Shopping

Local shopping favorites in Hamakua, curated by Yelp.


Kea'au Shopping Center

Categories: Shopping Centers

Distance: 0.56 miles

Rating

1 review


Puna Appliance

Categories: Appliances, Appliances & Repair

Distance: 0.57 miles

Rating

2 reviews


Pakas Smokeshop

Categories: Tobacco Shops

Distance: 0.57 miles

Rating

4 reviews


Longs Pharmacy

Categories: Drugstores

Distance: 0.63 miles

Rating

1 review


Plant It Hawaii

Categories: Nurseries & Gardening

Distance: 0.86 miles

Rating

2 reviews


Greenhouse Specialists

Categories: Nurseries & Gardening

Distance: 1.06 miles

Rating

1 review


Pacific Floral Exchange

Categories: Florists

Distance: 1.14 miles

Rating

1 review


Kea'au Recycling and Reuse Center

Categories: Thrift Stores, Recycling Center

Distance: 1.22 miles

Rating

1 review


Down Factory

Categories: Home & Garden

Distance: 1.25 miles

Rating

2 reviews


Puna Kamali'i Flowers

Categories: Florists, Shredding Services

Distance: 1.55 miles

Rating

3 reviews


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