West Side Kauai Real Estate
The ever-present sunshine and slow way of life is what draws visitors the real estate on the west side of Kauai. It’s a throwback to old Kauai and you can’t beat the sense of community.
Hanapepe & Port Allen
The historic old town of Hanapepe hosts one of the best “art walks” on the island every Friday night, with local vendors and shops keeping their doors open late to showcase handmade installations, paintings, and the highly-prized Koa wood furniture. A few feet down the road in Port Allen is the launch point for many of the tour boats which take you up past the 24 mile stretch of white sandy beach to the Napali Coast where many famous movies have been filmed such as Jurassic World, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Descendants, and others.
Waimea & Kekeha
The gateway to Polihale and Koke’e state parks, these two towns are fiercely proud of their authentic Hawaiian spirit and they are not scared to show it. Some of Kauai’s best poke can be found in Waimea inside the local grocer Ishihara and if you are looking for a place to escape the rains of the north shore, look no further as Waimea averages only 1 to 1.5 inches of rainfall per month.
Hanapepe, Port Allen, Ele’ele, Waimea, Kekaha
Ele’ele Elementary School (K to 5th grade)
Kekaha Elementary School (K – 5th grade)
Waimea Canyon Middle School (6th – 8th grade)
Waimea High School (9th – 12th grade)
West Side Real Estate investment Opportunities
The west side is an attractive region for long-term buyers as the property prices here have not yet caught up the rest of the island. This is due in part to the distance from the airport and other amenities (shops and restaurants) but as development spreads further west, we will continue to see a rise in real property values - first in Ele’ele and Hanapepe, and then towards Waimea where large numbers of tourists stop in on their way out to Polihale or Koke’e.