Interested in buying Lahaina real estate? There are many reasons why anyone would love to live in the biggest town in West Maui. Let’s start with the fact that it is one of the centers for the tourism business on the Island. The resident population is around 11,700, but adding in the visitor counts, the number can balloon to 40,000 at certain times of the year! That makes Lahaina a good place to be for tourism jobs and businesses.
A main draw for vacationers, as well as residents, is the Lahaina's ever-present history. Everyone knows the famous Front Street, rated one of the ‘Top Ten Greatest Streets’ by the American Planning Association. It’s not only a center of activity for the town, it also holds numerous historic buildings, and some historic-looking buildings, that truly set it apart, some of the structures dating to the 1800’s.
They are the remaining traces of the booming 19th Century whaling industry that used Lahaina as a main base. The ships have long sunk or been destroyed, but it’s almost like stepping back into that time as you walk here, where parts of that life still stand. You’ll always be ready for another visit to this part of town when you live here.
Lahaina’s climate is sunny and dry year round. On average they get only about 13 inches of rain a year. If you live in Lahaina, it’s always beach weather. This is also one of the best places on the planet to go whale watching. Many come here just for that reason when the season rolls around every winter. As a Lahaina resident, you’ll never have to miss this unforgettable experience.
The consistent flow of visitors supports a wider range of nightlife & dining options and cultural attractions than a city this size normally would. Plus there’s always notable Hawaii performers who appear in venues around town that provide world class entertainment. All of this right on your doorstep.
The event Lahaina gets top notices for, however, is their incredible Halloween celebration. It takes over downtown, featuring both kids and grown-ups showing off their best costume finery. Front Street is blocked off for the evening, starting the festivities with the Keiki Parade to spotlight the little ones. Then it turns into an all-night party of fun & surprises that has earned it the title of ‘Mardi Gras of the Pacific’. Get your costume ready, because you won’t want to miss it!
Though Lahaina’s average home price is lower than in other West Maui communities, keep in mind that it’s often still higher than elsewhere on the Island. West Maui real estate is very desirable. Don’t let that stop you from looking, though, regardless of your budget. There are both houses and condos in Lahaina for sale, so you have choices of different properties. You can see what’s on the market right now through the links below.
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