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Kona Coast Living

Sunset on Kona Beach

There is truly nowhere in the world like the Kona Coast. As the Big Island’s less rainy side there is more development and local living but there is also more farming. Less inundated by the tropical overgrowth of the windward side, the Kona coast supports everything from pineapple to sugar cane to the famed Kona coffee. Water is brought to the farms and communities via a network of aquaducts built in the early to mid 1900s. Agriculture forms a majority of Hawaii’s economic sector to this day.

Homes range from every size and style along the Kona Coast from condos in tourist favorited areas secluded homes farther from attractions and throughout the upcountry, once populated by few besides the local paniolos who still oversee Hawaii’s large cattle and dairy industries. The cowboy culture of the Big Island is over a century old and traditions like close knit family ties and enjoyment of music on guitars and ukeleles continue in an enduring cultural setting.

As is true everywhere in the Hawaiian Islands, the Kona Coast is constantly changing a fact that is easily observed as you drive along Kona’s Highway 11. Stunning blue waters grace fishing villages and tourist locales alike. Deserts slopes down to blue waters and cattle graze in green meadows just minutes from one another. The sea gently undulates on calm beaches in some areas while in others it crashes wildly on cliffs and vertically rising volcanic shards of black creating deep blue waters and high contrasts of green on black as you drive along.

One of the Kona Coast’s unique characteristic that distinguishes it from the other islands may be its sheer size. Many miles of open country afford room for many homes yet with a great deal of space and privacy. The characteristics of open spaces, ocean views and quiet sunsets make the Kona Coast a place that many kama’ainas are happy to call home.

As a resident of the Big Island I am ready to serve you in the Aloha Spirit to welcome you home to Hawaii.

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