Makawao is a quaint community in the beautiful upcountry area of Maui. The town is also known as Maui’s Paniolo or cowboy town. This traces back to the era when cattle ranching was prime industry on the slopes of Haleakala above town. The town’s cowboy legacy is still evident when the rodeo comes to town every year on 4th of July weekend and in the architecture. These days, you are more likely to find a nice restaurant, gallery or shop than a feed store when you walk the streets of Makawao. The charm of downtown Makawao has contributed to the desirability of the local real estate market.
Homes in Makawao range from modest starter homes, to old plantation style charmers to estate properties with spectacular views. The diversity of homes increases when you include the nearby communities of Olinda and Hali’imaile under the umbrella of Makawao. Olinda is beautiful area of pastures, meadows, farmland and forest located above Makawao. Tall eucalyptus trees and pines thrive in the cooler air of this part of the island. Hali’imaile is a community that was based on pineapple farming in the area. There are number of older historic homes that were the one time home to the pineapple workers who worked in the fields. Upcountry’s largest new development is underway in Halu’imailea.
Do you know the Makawao area well? Do you have a specific neighborhood in mind? Check out one of our Makawao neighborhood pages for the listings specific to certain subdivisions or areas of town.
>> Olinda Homes
>> Maui Uplands
If you would like to further refine and customize your search, please click the “Refine Search” function listed just above the map or click “Detailed Search” to further customize your search.