Making the move to Wailuku is a delightful experience, especially for those who are new to the Maui. Buying one of the Wailuku homes for sale puts you in a place that has preserved a picturesque side of Old Hawaii, yet without the level of tourist crowds that other Maui communities experience.
Wailuku was actually a prime tourist destination at one time. Other areas like Kaanapali, though, took that over as they built up, adding large hotels and resorts. Wailuku decided to stay small.
Today you still have day sightseers come into the town because of its many attractions, but few spend their whole vacation here. There just aren’t any real hotels. That’s one reason why locals love it so much. The town doesn’t get lost in a sea of visitors, yet they still get some of the financial benefits of tourism.
This duality has allowed the small, local family stores and businesses to remain, too. Some have operated for over 150 years. You'll find many of them in the classic wooden storefronts on and around Market Street. You can also shop the unique boutique shops or sample the small restaurants and eateries that have found a home in this part of Wailukui as well. The charm of this place doesn’t end there.
Many of the public buildings are historic structures, adding a special, unmistakable feel of yesteryear that is somehow timeless, too. It’s a big part of local pride.
Wailuku’s setting is made even more stunning by the West Maui mountains that tower above the town, closely watching over it. If those hills give you the urge to experience Nature up close, you can make your way to nearby Iao Valley, where you’ll find all the hiking you'll ever need. It’s a place famous for lush green scenery that cannot fail to make you glad you live so close by.
Wailuku’s proximity to Kahului has its benefits, too. Shopping in the malls and big box stores there is only a drive away. It’s there when you need it, but you don’t have to live in the middle of it. The best of both worlds.
Another way you get both worlds here is the availability of both condos and houses in Wailuku. The larger population of the town has created the need here for condos so you have home choices. The best way to see this for yourself is to check out what’s on the market today.
Use these links below to see the Wailuku properties that are available right now. You can even get an in-person look at them by contacting us. We’d be happy to show you around!
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