Recently, I wrote about what it’s like to live in Waimea on the Big Island. Now, I would like to share my insights on what it is like to live in Waikoloa Village. I really enjoyed the time I spent living there. I lived there for a few years after I graduated from college in 1996, before it really expanded. It was a convenient community and location at that time, and it has only become more so. When I lived in Waikoloa Village I had two dogs that I frequently walked to the nearby community park. With wide sidewalks and trails, it is a great community for walking and biking.
Located just six miles above Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway and the Kohala Coast resorts, many of the properties within this community offer panoramic views with wide-open vistas of the countryside and ocean. This community is also super convenient in so many ways. Waikoloa Village Association amenities include use of the community pool, golf course, and tennis courts, with annual association fees that are affordable. Currently, residents are paying at approximately $620/year.
Community Pool includes lap pool and separate shallow pool for kids! Photos courtesy of Waikoloa Village Association
It is also a kid-friendly community with the big park in the heart of the village and an elementary and middle school. Another big convenience is having several amenities located right within the Waikoloa Village Highlands Shopping Center. You’ll find a supermarket, post office, medical offices, gas station, restaurants, coffee shops, and a fire station.
Waikoloa Village is also really convenient in terms of location. It is an easy commute to Kona, Kawaihae, Kohala Coast resorts, and Waimea. Imagine living only 10 minutes away from Hapuna Beach State Park – one of the best and largest white sand beaches on Hawaii island – and the island’s top resorts with their fine dining, shopping, and excellent golfing opportunities.
In addition to outdoor activities, there are lots of nearby cultural events, including the monthly Twilight at Kalahuipua’a in Mauna Lani Resort, the July 4th Rubber Ducky Race in Waikoloa, Taste of the Hawaiian Range, the Aloha Festival in Waimea, and rodeos at Parker Ranch. Needless to say, I loved Waikoloa Village life and I have very fond memories.
Hapuna Beach State Park
What is Real Estate Like in Waikoloa Village?
There is a wide range of real estate opportunity in the village. Everything from studio condos to large 3 bedroom condos, a wide variety of single family homes, and vacant land to build your own. The price range also covers a wide range, from $150K condos to $800K residents, and everything in between. Want options? Here you go!
Interested in Purchasing or Selling in Waikoloa Village?
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Julie Keller, RB