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.


TJ's BBQ by the Beach

Categories: Barbeque

Distance: 0.3 miles

Rating

80 reviews


Da Poke Shack

Categories: Hawaiian, Poke

Distance: 0.65 miles

Rating

1457 reviews


Jackie Rey's Ohana Grill

Categories: Seafood, American (Traditional), Hawaiian

Distance: 0.69 miles

Rating

505 reviews


La Bourgogne

Categories: French

Distance: 1.3 miles

Rating

61 reviews


Basik Café

Categories: Breakfast & Brunch, Cafes, Juice Bars & Smoothies

Distance: 1.31 miles

Rating

414 reviews


Huggo's Restaurant

Categories: Seafood, Desserts, Wine Bars

Distance: 1.34 miles

Rating

382 reviews


On The Rocks

Categories: Cafes, Bars

Distance: 1.35 miles

Rating

707 reviews


Foster's Kitchen

Categories: American (Traditional), Cocktail Bars

Distance: 1.42 miles

Rating

101 reviews


Kanaka Kava

Categories: Hawaiian

Distance: 1.44 miles

Rating

167 reviews


Fumi's Kitchen

Categories: Japanese, Korean, Pan Asian

Distance: 1.46 miles

Rating

86 reviews


Nearby Shopping

Local shopping favorites in Hamakua, curated by Yelp.


Kona Natural Soap Company

Categories: Cosmetics & Beauty Supply

Distance: 0.29 miles

Rating

18 reviews


Ali'i Gardens Marketplace

Categories: Shopping Centers

Distance: 0.29 miles

Rating

25 reviews


Beaches Swimwear Hawaii

Categories: Swimwear

Distance: 0.3 miles

Rating

14 reviews


Island Orchard Florist

Categories: Florists

Distance: 0.35 miles

Rating

19 reviews


ABC Store - Kailua Kona

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

Distance: 0.49 miles

Rating

35 reviews


Miller's Surf and Sport

Categories: Outdoor Gear, Surfing

Distance: 0.67 miles

Rating

46 reviews


Colors of Paradise Gallery

Categories: Art Galleries

Distance: 1.4 miles

Rating

7 reviews


Crazy Shirts

Categories: Men's Clothing, Gift Shops

Distance: 1.62 miles

Rating

7 reviews


Makau Nui

Categories: Arts & Crafts, Art Galleries

Distance: 1.68 miles

Rating

4 reviews


Kona Surf n Sandals

Categories: Shoe Stores, Hats, Luggage

Distance: 1.72 miles

Rating

10 reviews


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