The tropical paradise of Haiku is located on the north shore of Maui. Locals and tourists are enticed by Haiku’s close proximity to the water. This area boasts lots of outdoor activities with several waterfalls and trails close to many of the homes and are ideal for hiking and swimming. Additionally, several parks including Haiku Park, the Fourth Marine Division Park, Pa’uwela Point Park and Hookipa Beach Park are all located around Haiku and provide lots of recreation for locals and tourists alike.
Many of the 8,000 residents (including Pa’uwela) are drawn to Haiku mainly for its close proximity to the water. Although Haiku is not an oceanfront community, it is close to some of Maui’s favorite beaches such as Kihei, Wailea and Makena Beaches. The best part of living in Haiku is that it is just far enough from the crowds and tourist destinations for privacy but close enough to those same areas for the everyday conveniences.
Haiku was once a thriving area for the pineapple industry. Today, much of the shopping, restaurants and other businesses are located in the restored buildings of the old pineapple canneries that are now the town’s shopping centers – Haiku Town Center and the Haiku Marketplace. This rustic, country-style village is full of rich history.
As a very family-oriented area, most of Haiku is made up of single family homes many of which feature main houses with “ohanas” or cottages on the properties. These homes are located, for the most part, on two-acre properties making it an ideal place for gardeners who love to grow fruit and flowers including pineapple farms.
Homes in Haiku can start in the low the low $300s for homes that need a lot of updating or are very small cottages and can climb into the low $500s to the $600s for small homes on fantastic lots. Nicer homes in well landscaped neighborhoods like Haiku Ranch Estates start in the low $800s and in Haiku Hill for just under $1 million. There are definitely REOs and other distressed properties for sale that start in the mid $200s to mid $300s but this real estate in Haiku requires work and lots of TLC.
For those who want to sell their home in Haiku, the median home price, according to Realtor.com, is just under $1 million with the average number of days on the market being 203 days. If you are interested in buying in Haiku, there are homes to fit every budget. Our agents are very familiar with Haiku and can guide you to get the most out of the transaction.
If you want to live in the epitome of island paradise, Haiku is where you want to be. With the large properties in lush green tropical paradise, you will know you have room to grow and be part of true island lifestyle.