Maui is blessed with stunning natural beauty, an abundance of sunshine, and access to all of the fun ocean activities. Maui is also home to many great neighborhoods on the island that offer the very best in island life. When you are on your search for Maui homes for sale, the first thing we as Maui realtors recommend is to narrow down the communities you would like to live in. From there we narrow down the neighborhoods or condo complexes based on your budget.
For this article, I selected 5 of our very favorite Maui residential neighborhoods, each in a different community and each offering something special. There so many great homes for sale on Maui it’s difficult to narrow down just 5 to talk about, but these are just a few of my personal favorites.
I have always had an affinity for the Launiupoko neighborhood after having lived there personally. The West Side of Maui, particularly Lahaina, is known for hot and dry, desert-like weather and this hillside neighborhood certainly receives its fair share of sunshine.
Located on the gentle slopes below the West Maui mountains and just above Launiupoko beach park, it’s the perfect location for someone looking to have a large lot with views and to also be close to the surf. Custom homes on large lots with ohanas make the neighborhood appealing for families and for those looking for privacy that also has close access to Lahaina town. In the same day you could surf or paddleboard at the beach and go for a hike in the mountains behind the neighborhood, does it get any better than that?
On the Northshore of Maui, the vibrant beach town of Paia is poised perfectly against the raw natural elements of the Pacific Ocean. Surfers of all kinds seek out the Northshore of Maui for the challenges and adventure the waves and wind offer. Nestled right behind the famous Baldwin Beach is the neighborhood of Sprecklesville where you’re likely to spot local surf legends like Kai Lenny who owns a home in the neighborhood.
This neighborhood blends nature and luxury effortlessly. Older plantation style homes that have been updated contrast against newer custom home developments. Located just before Paia town, living in Sprecklesville gives you the opportunity for privacy and amazing oceanfront access.
If you’re scouting out Wailuku for a place to buy a home on Maui or if you are just looking for an area that offers great views and cooler temperatures, Wailuku Heights could be the place for you. Over 500 homes on large lots, generally between 10,000 and 20,000 square feet, make the area a very active micro market on Maui.
Older homes built in the 1950’s blend with the second phase of development from the second phase homes that were built through 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s. Located just above Wailuku on Central Maui,
Wailuku Heights is close to the hospital, the university, and the commercial part of Maui. It’s also close to the Northshore and South Maui. Homes in Wailuku Heights offer views of Pacific Ocean, Haleakala along with having the West Maui mountains in your backyard.
Along the border of South Kihei and Wailea there are many great subdivisions that are adjacent to each other. Right across from Keawakapu Beach there is Kilohana Ridge, Kilohana Hema, and Keawakapu Views on the Kihei side and Wailea Kai on the Wailea side. All of these are great opportunities for single family home ownership on Maui. Among them, Keawakapu Views stands out with luxury homes with enhanced privacy and quick access to the beach.
There are 44 home sites in Keawakapu Views and of the neighborhoods with Maui homes for sale in Kihei, this one consists mainly of single-story homes, a floorplan that has higher demand on the market. A great neighborhood association actively reinforces the CCR’s that are in place to maintain its pristine quality and continuity. You’ll find owning a home in Keawakapu Views is having a luxury, value, and beauty all in one place.
The upcountry area of Maui includes Pukalani, Kula, Makawao and parts of Haiku. Across these communities you’ll find rural living, agricultural lifestyles, and cooler temperatures than at the coast. Kula 200 is an agricultural subdivision with lots that are at least 2 acres in size. If you’re looking for land, upcountry is the place to be. Contrary to its name, Kula 200 is actually in Pukalani and benefits from its proximity to the great schools at Kamehameha and Seabury Hall.
Some of the most beautiful custom homes are in this neighborhood and many have very mature vegetation and exceptional landscaping. Kula 200 provides a serene, idyllic setting for enjoying country life on an island. While located in the slopes of Haleakala, this neighborhood is still close enough to the beaches to get out for the day. Another notable feature is the lack of light pollution in this area makes the evening sky burst with stars and occasional meteor flying by lighting up the sky.
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Of course, these aren’t the only neighborhoods you should be checking out on your search for homes for sale on Maui, that’s why working with a local realtor early in your home search can make the whole process so much easier.
I take pride in knowing these neighborhoods intimately so that I can help pair them perfectly with my clients needs and means. Many people are surprised that they can own a home on Maui without making a 20% down payment, many of our clients qualify for loans with 3% down payments or less and are able to achieve their dream of home ownership. If you’re considering owning a home on Maui it would be my privilege to guide you along the process. I always recommend getting pre-qualified with a lender first so we know what type of buying power we have and can begin to narrow down the potential properties. At any point in the process, please contact me.