Waimea Countryside, Big Island

Waimea Real Estate

Waimea residents enjoy waking to the crisp morning air, surrounded by beautiful sprawling green ranchlands amidst rolling hills and the mountainous backdrop of Kohala and Mauna Kea Volcanos. People often comment that Waimea real estate reminds them of parts of Scotland and even areas found in the lower pasture lands of the European Alps.

Waimea Real Estate - Big Island of Hawaii

Adored by many as one of the Big Island’s most unique and beautiful areas, Waimea (also known as Kamuela) is home to approximately 9,000 residents – making it the largest town in the northern part of West Hawaii.


Located at a cooler elevation of 2,600-feet, the climate is quite different than most other communities found in Hawaii. Situated within the saddle between East and West Hawaii, the weather can quickly fluctuate here.

Despite Waimea’s remote feeling and cooler upcountry climate, it is just 20-minutes away from a number of sun-drenched beaches in one direction and stunning valleys full of waterfalls in the other direction. In fact, Waimea real estate is well known for its easy access to some of the best hiking, cycling, and running opportunities on the Big Island. So, if you are seeking to live an active Hawaii lifestyle, Waimea is a great option.


Additionally, you will find Waimea to have a sophisticated, yet laid-back “paniolo” (Hawaiian Cowboy) small-town vibe featuring several farmer’s markets, delicious food, an eclectic local culture, and numerous modern amenities.

Waimea is often our basecamp for family adventures. When the weather cooperates, there are few places on earth that compare. We'll usually do some biking in the morning and then hit the farmer's market afterwards for lunch...

- Penn

Real Estate in Waimea

There is a diverse range of properties available for sale in Waimea featuring everything from smaller residential homes to larger estates with acreage. To get a true idea of what the area is all about, you should plan on allocating plenty of time for exploring the different areas within Waimea where climates can vary significantly.  Waimea on a beautiful sunny day is considerably different than Waimea on a windy & rainy day, which is part of the appeal for many – but may not be everyone’s cup of tea either.

Penn Henderson

Kona Realtor® (RS-83962)

Big Island Kona Realtor - Penn Henderson - NextHome Paradise Realty Hawaii

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