Big Island Real Estate Regions
Learn About Big Island Hawaii Neighborhoods & Towns
Living on the Big Island
Thinking about buying real estate on the Big Island of Hawaii? Here's a few things you should know. The Big Island is the largest island in the Hawaiian chain (ergo “Big” Island); it is also the youngest. There are 7 main regions on the Big Island: Hamakua Coast, Hilo, Kau, Kona, Kohala Coast, North Kohala and Puna. Find out more about each of these regions below or you can Search Big Island Hawaii real estate & homes for sale now.
Big Island of Hawaii Regions
HamakuaCoast is located on the northeastern part of the BigIsland. It's known for the Hamakua Heritage Corridor drive, a road along the coastline that passes incredible scenery - lush tropical rainforests, waterfalls and lovely seaside views. Hamakua Coast neighborhoods and districts include Ahualoa, Honokaa, Kukuihaele, Laupahoehoe, Ninole, Paauilo and Waipio.
In the Hilo region, you'll find magnificent waterfalls, abundant rainforests and bountiful gardens. It's also the gateway to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Hilo neighborhoods and districts include Hakalau, Hilo, Honomu, Kaiwiki, Kaumana, Keaukaha, Onomea, Papaikou, Paukaa, Pepeekeo, Puueo, Sunrise Ridge and Wainaku.
The Big Island’s southernmost region is Kau. It seems almost untouched by civilization except around the small towns of Naalehu and Pahala. It's a place that definitely moves along at its own pace. Kau neighborhoods and districts include DiscoveryHarbor, Naalehu, Ocean View, Pahala, Sea Mountain, Volcano Golf Course.
In Hawaiian, Kona means leeward (dry side of the island). Along the expansive area of Kona, you’ll find everything from coffee farms to historic landmarks. Kona neighborhoods and districts include Holualoa, Kaloko, Keauhou, Makelei Estates, North Kailua Kona, Puu Lani Ranch.
Kohala Coast (South Kohala)
The geographic opposite of Hilo, the rugged lava fields surrounding the Kohala Coast is something to marvel at. Almost always under bright sunny skies, it's the ideal tropical playground. That's why you’ll find some of the island’s finest resorts here. Kohala Coast neighborhoods and districts include Hualalai, Kohala By The Sea, Kohala Estates, Kohala Ranch, Kohala Waterfront, Kukio, Mauna Kea Resort, Mauna Lani Resort, Puako, Waikoloa Beach Resort, Waikoloa Village.
To the north of Kohala Coast is the lush, undeveloped country of the North Kohala region. You’ll find some of the most historically significant sites on the Big Islands in this region including the birthplace of the great King Kamehameha. North Kohala neighborhoods and districts include Halawa, Hawi Kaiholena, Kapaau, Makapala, Niulii, Puakea.
Situated on the eastern tip of the Big Island is the Puna region. Here you'll find the world famous black sand beaches, a spring warmed by the volcano’s stream, and the rugged landscapes of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Puna neighborhoods and districts include Hawaiian Acres, Hawaiian Beaches, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaiian Park, Hawaiian Shores Recreational Estates, Hawaiian Shores Subdivision, Kaimu-Kehena, Kapoho, Keaau, Kurtistown, Mountain View Pahoa, Pohoiki-Opihikao, Volcano-Glenwood.