The Big Island’s Kohala Coast offers a variety of real estate opportunities. Kohala By The Sea is an area of luxury homes with list prices that start at $825,000 and climb to well over $1 million. The ocean views from Kohala Estates will cost you from $485,000 to a bit over $800,000. Other areas along the Kohala Coast include Waikoloa Beach Resort, which offers luxury condos and villas with prices between $179,900 and $755,000. If you golf, this may be the ideal area of South Kohala in which to settle. The more moderately priced Waikoloa Village offers 3-bedroom, 2-bath homes that start at $335,000.
Over the last three months, the median sales price for homes on the Kohala Coast was $269,500. This figure represents an incredible drop from one year ago when the median price for Kohala Coast real estate was $325,000. Since prices are at historic lows in the area, it’s the ideal time to buy. If you are considering selling your Kohala Coast home you’ll need patience and a marketing-savvy real estate agent.
The Kohala Coast is located on the leeward, or west side of the Big Island of Hawaii, in the north. While no area on the island has the hustle and bustle of Honolulu, on Oahu, Kohala Coast real estate is well removed from the quicker pace and tourist-infested towns of Hilo and Kailua-Kona. That’s not to say that it’s completely isolated, however, as some of the island’s most upscale resorts are located in the region. Fine dining and world-class spas are just two of the many offerings of the area’s resorts.
History buffs will love living on the Kohala Coast as it offers the Puukohola Heiau – a place of worship for ancient Hawaiians. Now a National Historic Site, it is located one mile south of Kawaihae Harbor. The Kohala Coast is also home to the Anaehoomalu Petroglyph Fields and the Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve.
The weather along the Kohala Coast is ideal – lots of sunshine and fewer than 9 inches of rain a year. The Big Island’s best beaches are also here on the Kohala Coast and include Hapuna Beach State Park and the beaches at the various resorts.
While there aren’t as many properties available on the Kohala Coast as there are in Kailua-Kona, to the south, a careful watch of the real estate market should turn up what you’re looking for.