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    Introduction To

    Kula

    Kula

    Situated at elevations ranging from 500 to 1,100 meters above sea level, Kula is an Upcountry town on Maui with numerous residential areas featuring a more country feel than those along the coasts. Numerous celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey and Mick Fleetwood, have chosen Kula over the luxury sea-level resort communities along the shores.

    Why People Want to

    Want to Live in Kula

    Situated at elevations ranging from 1,600 to 3,280 meters above sea level, Kula is fast becoming an in-demand area due to its “Goldilocks Zone” position on the slopes of Haleakala. Besides the gorgeous bi-coast views, the area has a temperate climate that enjoys warm days and breezy evenings. The lifestyle in Kula is very Napa-meets-Maui, with a local farmer’s market, wineries and distilleries, lavender farms, pumpkin patches, and epic farm-to-table restaurants.

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    Access to

    Kula

    Kula has relatively easy access to Maui’s primary Kahului Airport. Kahului is well-served by major US domestic carriers, which offer nonstop service to Maui from cities across the US. The US West Coast has ample flight service to Maui, with multiple departures from LA, San Francisco, Seattle, and several secondary airports. Honolulu International Airport is also an option for those who prefer to connect through Oahu. From there, a quick 30-minute flight will take you to Maui.

    Listings

    Kula

    According to Maui MLS, in Q1 2024 – the median sale price of a single-family home in Kula was $1,147,500.

    Kula Offers

    A Mix of Agricultural Real Estate & New Luxury Subdivisions

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    Properties in Kula have a more rural ambiance, with charming subdivisions, agricultural lots, and large mixed-use parcels. Kula is also home to luxurious gated communities that offer large lots and bi-coastal views!

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    Kula

    Single-Family Homes

    According to Maui MLS, the median price of a single-family home in Kula in Q1 of 2024 is $1,147,000. Like other areas, homes range in scale from simple cottage-like dwellings to large estates with sumptuous properties.

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    Luxury Development

    Sweeping bi-coastal and mountain views define the landscape of the new luxury subdivision called Kula I’o. Lots range in size from 2 to 25 acres. The community is gated, and the homes are landmark luxury properties offering the ultimate amenities and a dreamy setting.

    Homes are positioned to take advantage of the incredible views and feature gates, infinity-edge pools, indoor-outdoor living, and lush landscaping. Prices can run as high as $10,000,000.

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    Lots in

    According to Maui MLS, in Q1 2023 – the median sale price of land in Kula was $1,350,000.

    Schools in

    Kula

    Kula residents with keiki or children can choose from the following public and private schools.

    Private Schools
    • CheckHaleakala Waldorf School (Pre-school - 8th Grade)
    • CheckCarden Academy of Maui (Pre-school - 8th Grade)
    • CheckKamehameha School (Pre-school - 12th Grade)
    • CheckSeabury Hall (Pre-school - 12th Grade)
    Public Schools
    • CheckKula Elementary School ELEMENTARY
    • CheckKalama Intermediate School INTERMEDIATE
    • CheckKing Kekaulike High School HIGH SCHOOL

    Things to Do

    Paragliding

    The “Full Paragliding Experience” is the most sought-after service offered. In this experience, you share a parachute with a professional pilot. The adventure starts by driving up Mount Haleakala to reach the Haleakala Watershed Preserve, which is 4,500 above sea level and offers awe-inspiring views of Maui.

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    Hiking

    Haleakala National Park is one of Hawaii’s most visited natural wonders. Translated as “House of the Sun,” this immense crater towers at 10,000 feet and is famous for its extraordinary sunrises and sunsets. The sunrise experience is so popular that the National Park Service requires reservations. However, visitors can also take advantage of numerous hiking trails. The park is also home to unique species of plants, such as the Silversword, and endangered species, like Hawaii’s state bird, the Ahinahina or Nene.

    Another nice spot in Kula is Sun Yat-Sen Park. At an elevation of 2,400 feet, this historic park offers priceless views of Kihei, Wailea, Makena, Puu Olai, and the windmills of the West Maui Mountains. The park also features several bronze statues of Sun Yat-Sen, considered a father of modern China, as well as stone dragons and a stone arch.

    The Waiakoa Loop Trail is an ideal option for those seeking a moderately challenging hike in Kula. The trail spans 3.5 miles and receives relatively low foot traffic, making it all the more challenging. Located in Kula, it ascends over 6,000 feet above sea level.

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    Dining & Farm Tours

    Kula’s dining scene boasts several farm-to-table restaurants, including O’o Farm, which offers tours and vegetable-picking experiences. You can select from various tours, such as the French-press coffee tour, which includes a tasting session and gourmet breakfast, and the lunch tour, which takes you to the vegetable fields to pick your produce for lunch, cooked by the farm.

    Kula is also known for its lavender farm. Ali’i Kula Lavender offers tours and sells lots of organic lavender products, from soaps to essential oils and creams.

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    Go Wine Tasting

    Maui’s historic Ulupalakua Ranch features the renowned MauiWine winery, where you can unwind with a glass of its finest wines in a classic setting. Their extensive wine list offers a variety of options, and you can stretch your legs on the lanai while enjoying your selection. MauiWine is known for its unique wine offerings, some made from their signature Maui Gold Pineapples instead of grapes.

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    Kula Botanical Garden

    The Kula Botaical Garden was constructed in 1968 to showcase the work of a local landscape architect. Since then, the garden has become a tourist destination in Kula, Hawaii, attracting thousands of yearly visitors.

    The Kula Botanical Garden exhibits approximately 2,000 species of Hawaiian flora, including colorful carnations, orchids, and birds of paradise. Additionally, on the route to the gardens, visitors can spot the most prominent landmark in Kula—the Holy Ghost Church, recognized for its striking white exterior and octagonal shape.

    Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery

    The family-owned distillery includes an 80-acre organic farm. The farm is home to over 30 varieties of Polynesian sugar cane that flourish in Hawaii’s climate. Visitors can enjoy a delightful glass of organic vodka while relishing the stunning mountain views. Additionally, guests can participate in a guided tour or taste test of the distillery’s latest offerings.

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