Lahaina is located on the Hawaiian island of Maui. It has been giving the nickname of “Jewel Crown of Maui,” and is well known for its vast history as previous capital of Hawaii and a headquarters for whaling ships. Nearly two million visitors come to Lahaina each year mostly for the surrounding beaches which include Baby Beach, Puamana State Wayside Park, and Wahi Kuli Wayside Park.
The main strip in Lahaina is Front Street. Many of the residents, who are a close knit bunch, throw all kinds of celebrations in this area. These include the Halloween Parade, Lahaina Whale and Oceans Art Festival, and the Banyan Tree Birthday. The world’s oldest Banyan tree is actually located on Front Street, and it is 60 feet high and spreads across two-thirds of the area around Courthouse Square. This tree is like another valued resident in Lahaina.
Downtown is also home to many art galleries including Lahaina Galleries and Gallery 505. Many of the festivals in town are centered around the art galleries. The second Tuesday is a monthly art event called “Friday Night Is Art Night.” There are also several weekly and monthly art shows that take place in the area and attract not only locals but visitors to the area of the town.
There is a multiple array of available real estate in Lahaina from condos and townhomes to nice single-family homes. These are also available to rent yearly or seasonally as well as purchasing. The average price for all homes is around $690K, and the average time spent on the market is 250 days.
One-bedroom condos starting around $100K are available at the resort communities Channel House and Lahaina Shores. These are both very popular with people vacationing in the area. Two-bedrooms for around $200K are available at the boutique-style resort Aina-Nalu. Two newer resorts available in Lahaina are Opukea at Lahaina and Hoonenea at Lahaina. These are both for long and short time residents and units are between $300K and $500K. Puamana is an oceanfront townhome community and starts around $650K and can go to over $2 million.
People seeking permanent residence in Lahaina have multiple options for single-family homes to choose from. These homes can be found for as little as $300K; however, many at this price will be smaller and will need some work. Some areas such as Paunau have beautiful homes starting around $400K, and another area Wahikuli has an amazing community with homes starting between $500K and $600K. More exclusive and luxurious estates can be found in Launiupoko and will start well over $5 million.
Lahaina is a great part of Maui and has a little bit of something for everyone. Many people who visit wish that they could stay, and some end up coming back regularly or buying their own property. It is a great area that everyone should definitely check out.