Hamakua Real Estate


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


546 reviews

The Coffee Shack

Categories: Breakfast & Brunch, Coffee & Tea

Distance: 15.07 miles


610 reviews

Sun Dried Specialties

Categories: Seafood, Poke

Distance: 18.28 miles


326 reviews

Manago Hotel Restaurant

Categories: Hawaiian, American (Traditional)

Distance: 16.15 miles


226 reviews

Annie's Island Fresh Burgers

Categories: Burgers

Distance: 18.99 miles


724 reviews

Loko Wraps

Categories: Hawaiian, Mexican, Juice Bars & Smoothies

Distance: 16.01 miles


199 reviews

Rebel Kitchen

Categories: Sandwiches, Diners, Cafes

Distance: 19.26 miles


406 reviews

Big Jake's Island B-B-Q

Categories: Barbeque, Hawaiian

Distance: 13.04 miles


151 reviews

Da Poke Shack

Categories: Hawaiian, Poke

Distance: 25.1 miles


1779 reviews

Teshima Restaurant

Categories: Japanese

Distance: 19.95 miles


418 reviews

Nearby Shopping

Local shopping favorites in Hamakua, curated by Yelp.

Iwa Arts & Cafe

Categories: Art Galleries, Cafes, Bakeries

Distance: 18.85 miles


21 reviews

Kimura H Store

Categories: Fabric Stores

Distance: 19.22 miles


18 reviews

Discovery Antiques

Categories: Antiques, Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

Distance: 17.92 miles


16 reviews

Bliss In Bloom

Categories: Bridal, Florists, Wedding Planning

Distance: 25.4 miles


40 reviews

da Bead Shop

Categories: Jewelry, Art Classes

Distance: 19.22 miles


9 reviews

Qina Girl Floral

Categories: Florists

Distance: 19.11 miles


13 reviews

Eyeland EyeDoc

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

Distance: 17.87 miles


8 reviews

Aloha Toe Rings

Categories: Jewelry, Bridal, Accessories

Distance: 27.39 miles


42 reviews

All Eyes

Categories: Eyewear & Opticians, Optometrists

Distance: 19.22 miles


10 reviews

ABC Store - Kailua Kona

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

Distance: 25.91 miles


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.

Nearby Schools




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