ABOUT Waimea (Kamuela) Real Estate
Nestled inland at 3,000 feet elevation, Waimea enjoys cooler temperatures than most of the Big Island. Here, mountain and ocean views combine with rolling green hills to make this one of the most unique locations in the entire Hawaiian Island chain.
Waimea is known as the home of the Paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) and hosts the Parker Ranch Rodeo on July 4. Waimea is also a favorite with equestrians who will enjoy horseback riding through rich pasture lands with magnificent views. Waimea’s proximity to the spectacular Waipi’o Valley and Pololu Valley makes this an ideal location for hikers. Waimea is only 20 minutes to the Kohala coastline and stunning white sand beaches as well as some of Hawaii Island’s rarer black sand beaches.
Residents truly enjoy the small-town feel of Waimea with the convenience of amenities found in larger towns: fine restaurants, two shopping centers along with boutiques and shops, a theater, museums, art galleries, and cultural events such as the annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Festival and the Ukulele and Slack Key Guitar Festival.
Single-family homes are available in Waimea, along with spectacular ranch properties and vacant land for home building.