North Kohala is the northernmost part of the Big Island, famous for its majestic & unspoiled scenery, with ocean on 3 of its 4 sides. The presence of Nature's power is pervasive, making it the appropriate site for the birthplace of King Kamehameha the Great himself.
The majority of residences in the Kohana real estate market are located in the 2 main towns of Kapaau & Hawi. Kapaau is the larger community, with roughly 1,160 residents. It also holds Kohala High & Elementary School, where the majority of students in North Kohala attend classes, all the way from Kindergarten to 12th Grade.
Kapaau sits close to the Northeastern coast of North Kohala. To its west is where you’ll find the town of Hawi. It is smaller in size, approx. 940 people in all, but has a unique claim to fame. Hawi is the turnaround point of the world famous Iron Man Triathalon. This is where those enduring athletes start their return trip south to the finish line.
If sports aren’t your thing, there’s a variety of charming boutique shops, art galleries, local crafts for sale & even the restaurant voted the Best on Hawaii Island – the Bamboo Restaurant & Gallery.
If even these intimate communities are too busy for your taste, you still have the more secluded areas near Pololu Valley & Kohala Ranch. Pololu Valley offers you not only some awe-inspiring hiking trails, but also a view that many believe to be unsurpassed on the Big Island; and that’s saying something.
The Pololu Valley Overlook gazes out over the Northeastern coastline, prompting many to feel as if they’re looking into Ancient Hawaii itself. From the high cliffs to the churning blue ocean to the black sand beach laid out below, you see Nature at once in both its most beautiful and its most powerful forms.
Interested homebuyers looking to settle here should realize that living in North Kohala means buying a house. The absence of development here has kept out the condo communities you’d find near Hilo or Kailua-Kona. For those looking for more space and privacy, that's music to your ears.
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