Lying between Kaanapali and Kapalua is the area of Kahana-Napili, a suburban community with lots of great beaches running along the main street of the area. This area is a very laid-back part of Maui with some shopping and dining in small shopping centers like Kahana Gateway and Napili Plaza which are located along the main roads of Kahana and Napili. While this area is mostly filled with residential homes and tons of condos, it is close enough to the hopping areas of Lahaina and Kaanapali for all of the essentials and luxuries people need.
The area of Kahana-Napili is a very family-oriented area with a population of a little over 7,200 residents living there. The best part of it all is that the average low temperature in January is a “chilly” 60 degrees and the high temperature in July is a balmy 77 degrees. It doesn’t get any better than that!
Kahana-Napili’s claim to fame is their beaches. One of the best beaches on Maui is at Napili Bay. This beach is one of the most mesmerizing beaches and is a favorite among locals. It is great for snorkeling and swimming as well as watching for sea turtles, a common sight on the beach. At Kahana Beach, locals like the fact that is a smaller and less crowded beach. There, beach combers love to sit and watch the sea turtles and humpback whales in the water.
As for real estate in Kahana-Napili, options are endless. This area has something to fit every budget. Whether it is a home in one of the many condominium communities lining the oceanfront roads or a single family home, most with beautiful ocean views, Kahana-Napili is sure to please.
In terms of single family homes, there are several neighborhoods with homes starting in the mid-to upper $700s and climbing into the multi millions. One of the more popular and larger neighborhoods is Kahana Ridge. Homes in this area start around $700K and climb to over $1 million with REOs and short sales starting at about $600K when they come on the market. Another popular and affordable neighborhood is Mahinahina where homes start in the upper $500s and climb to the mid $700s. Kahananui is a more luxurious neighborhood with homes starting at just under $2 million. There are homes available as well that are not in specific neighborhoods and feature list prices in the aforementioned ballparks. Recently sold homes suggest that the median sale price was in the middle $600s.
Condominium communities abound in Kahana-Napili and offer homes in pretty much every price range. Additionally, these communities are excellent for investors interested in owning rental property for vacationers and those wanting to get away from the cold winters on the mainland. Kahana Manor and Napili Ridge are two communities that offer units starting in the mid $100s to mid $200s. Communities with units offering unbelievable ocean views can be found in Mahinahina Beach, Kahana Sunset, Kahana Reef and Napili Bay where homes start under $500K and climb to about $800K. And, for those wanting a little more luxury, Kahana Village has homes in this community starting at $600K and going over the $1 million mark. Additionally, there are REOs and short sales in some of the more costly communities that are priced as low as $300K. With a median price of recently sold homes just under $260K, buyers can have an idea of where the sale prices are landing overall.
For anyone wanting to move to Maui, have a second or vacation home as well as invest in rental property, Kahana-Napili is an ideal location. Althought it is close to more active towns like Lahaina, it is far enough away to provide a quiet, laid back lifestyle. With so many price options, there is surely something to fit every budget. Make sure you come to Kahana-Napili and be part of what the island lifestyle is all about!