Welcome to Kapa’a, the nucleus of the eastern side of Kauai. With almost 10,000 residents, Kapa’a is the largest town on the entire island. This is an area where agriculture has given a boost to the economic development via the extensive crops of cacao, citrus, bamboo, vanilla and avocado. Kapa’a is considered to be the quaint little town on the east side of Kauai when compared to its neighbors, Lihue, Wailua, and Anahola.
Kapa’a gets a huge boost to its economic development from the agriculture and tourism. Farms in Kapa’a are major producers of cacao, citrus, bamboo, vanilla and avocado. Each Wednesday, locals and tourists visit the weekly farmers market to get fresh produce. In terms of how tourism relates to the economy, there is a large concentration of hotels, restaurants, souvenir shops and shopping in the area.
Locals benefit from the less crowded beaches of Kapa’a or fondly known as the Coconut Coast. Although they are not quite as colorful and awe inspiring as the North and South Shore beaches, they are great for families and beach oriented sports. Islanders and tourists enjoy biking on the paths that stretch along the white-sand coast of Kapa’a. Additionally, heading up to Opaekaa Falls or Makaleha Mountain are activities that everyone enjoys.
With the economic benefits from agriculture and tourism, Kapa’a is poised to make a comeback. Currently there are about 280 homes and condos on the market in Kapa’a real estate. For sellers, patience is a virtue. The average number of days on the market for a residential property in Kapa’a is about 300 days, according to Realtor.com, with the median sales price at about $480K over the last three months. But if you can hang on, as the area improves and continues to become a destination in Kauai, so will the housing market improve.
Buyers have a true opportunity to purchase a home as a full-time residence or for investment purposes. Realtor.com statistics also stated that the median home price mentioned earlier saw an 11% drop over the same time period last year. The range of list prices is wide. Very small two-bedroom homes located in a more rural area of Kapa’a start at just under $200K with most homes towards the water starting in the low $300s and climbing to over $2 million. If condos are your hot button, small studios and one-bedroom condos can start under the $100K mark at places like Sports Villa. Most of the condos near the water that are ideal for vacation property and investments start in the mid $400s at complexes like Waipouli Resort and Spa. Add to that the fact that there are over 50 properties in foreclosure or in the process of foreclosure. Basically, there are deals out there. Our agents have the upper hand when it comes to knowing the area and the properties. Let us help you find your piece of paradise.
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Kapa’a is a small town that is becoming a more and more popular destination point for islanders and tourists. It will continue to grow and develop economically as tourism increases. This is a wonderful place to settle or find your home away from home.