Buying a Home in Kula, Maui

Aerial View o HaleakalaWhat kind of people buy Kula real estate? The kind that know the value of a place that offers great views, perfect weather and a retreat from the busier tourist areas of Maui.

Kula sits in the central area of the Island, between the ocean and the slopes of the dormant volcano Haleakala. Up here the weather is cooler, which, in some parts of Upper Kula, means that many homes actually have a fireplace.

The locals here are happy to leave the hotter climes to those near the shore. They revel in the lush, green hills and the stunning widescreen view of the Island below them. They understand the value of the high ground.

Kula - Life of the Land

The life in Kula is rooted firmly in 2 traditions - farming and ranching. The rich volcanic soil has made this district a center for crops of every kind. Tobacco, coffee, strawberries, sweet onions and a wide variety of flowers are just some of the products that Kula is famous for all over.

The conditions here make it a great home choice for those who love their gardening. Few other places can bestow a greener thumb on even the most hopeless gardener. This flourishing of life extends even to the roadsides, where you’ll see brilliant purple jacarandas appear every springtime, making any commute a little easier to do.

Another large part of Kula life is the paniolo, the Hawaiian cowboy. The ranches that are located mainly above the residential areas are carrying on a way of life that’s been here for about 150 years. Their attitude toward life is one that reflects the Kula lifestyle - take things as they come and enjoy the day while you have it.

Famous Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Kula, MauiWhen you’re ready to enjoy the day yourself, there’s plenty to do outdoors. A favorite for local nature lovers is the Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area. Here you can hike through actual redwood forests, camp in a place that’s always cool, but never cold, or just drink in the views. Refreshment, inside and out, is always available here.

The Haleakala Ranch, where you can see some of those famous paniolos, also offers outdoor adventures, including zip lines and off-roading for when you’re ready for something more stimulating.

Find Your Home in Kula

Buying a home in Kula overall, though, is about living with some space in a very family-friendly area. There are a wide variety of houses, from small cottages to homes in newer developments to the old plantation style houses.

There are even vintage estates that are stunning to see, let alone live in. Another big plus of living in Upcountry Maui is that you might get a view of the ocean or the nightly sunset in the bargain.

Take a look now at not only the Kula houses for sale now, but the land and property there as well. If you're looking for a beautiful place on Maui to build, this could be exactly what you want. Start searching now!

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