Central Kauai Neighborhoods
Lihue area info for home buyers
Central Kauai real estate is the perfect choice for home buyers who want to be conveniently close to shopping and dining choices. The town of Lihue , which has the Island’s largest shopping mall, Kukui Grove Shopping Center, anchors this area of Kauai. You’ll find there the big box stores such as Home Depot, Costco & Sears along with many other shops & restaurants. (See Lihue Kauai Real Estate Listings)
Lihue is also the County Seat, the center of Kauai’s local government and the home of the major airport. In many ways Central Kauai is the focus of life for this corner of Hawaii.
How Lihue Became Kauai’s Central City
During ancient Hawaiian times this part of Kauai was not so dominant. It wasn’t until 1837, when the Royal Governor, Kaikio’ewa, transferred the governing seat of the Island from Waimea to Lihue that changes came quickly. Lihue went almost overnight from a minor village to being the lead city of Kauai.
Central Kauai also shares the Hawaii’s Plantation history. The booming sugar industry during the 1800’s made it the major economic center, growing the district population to new heights.
Today, Lihue's primary role means the area offers more condo developments than other parts of Kauai to home buyers. However, if your home tastes run to something more rural, the nearby communities of Puhi, Hanamaulu & Kalapaki may be more your style. They offer smaller populations and a quieter way of life. Not that anyplace on Kauai truly runs at a fast pace. That’s they way they like it here.
Great Kauai Beaches & Other Attractions
No matter where you make your home in this area, you’re never far from beautiful beaches and natural wonders. You can choose between Niumalu Beach Park, Kalapaki Beach, Hanamalu Beach Park as well as the Kauai Lagoons where you can find freshwater swimming & Island wildlife.
You’ll also find the Wailua Falls here, one of the ‘Must See’ attractions in Kauai. If you live here you won’t be able to go just once. It’s a place you’ll want to visit again and again. And if you live here, you can.
Being in or near Lihue also means you have a choice of restaurants and resort amenities to sample from whenever the urge hits. No other area of Kauai can match the variety you’ll find here.
Neighborhoods include (Click on linked areas to see houses & condos for sale there now): Lihue, Nawiliwili, Kauai Lagoons, Hanamaulu, Menehune Bluffs, Pikake, Puako, Halelani Village, Halemalu at Puhi, Ho’okena at Puhi, Kamamalu, Kauai Beach Resort, Wailua & Lydgate, Regency Huleia, Villas at Puali,
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