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    Why People Want to

    Live in Wailuku

    Wailuku is the capital of the County of Maui, and you’ll find the same governmental bodies, services, restaurants, and shopping you would find in any typical American town. In Wailuku town center, you will find a variety of shops, restaurants, and services.

    It’s small-town America that happens to be on one of the most beautiful islands in the world.

    On clear days, the view of Haleakala is particularly spectacular, with the towering volcano rising majestically above the surrounding landscape. The view is especially impressive at sunrise or sunset when the changing light and colors create a dramatic and unforgettable scene.

    You are also located within walking distance of hiking trails and mountain recreation; the famous Iao Valley State Monument, named for the Iao Needle, a distinctive rock formation that rises 1,200 feet above the valley floor, is just 15 minutes away.

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    Wailuku is located just 10 minutes west of Kahului Airport.



    Wailuku Real Estate

    According to Maui MLS, in Q1 2024 – the median sale price of a single-family home in Wailuku was $1,300,000.


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    Wailuku is, in many ways, the heart of Maui. It’s where you will find locals going back generations, with a mix of older homes, new family-friendly developments, condos, and even high-end neighborhoods.

    Wailuku Heights is known for its cool and comfortable climate, thanks to its higher elevation and lush vegetation. Homes in Wailuku Heights are typically larger and more upmarket than those in other parts of Wailuku, with many featuring high-end amenities such as private pools, spacious lanais, and landscaped gardens. The neighborhood is also known for its quiet and peaceful atmosphere, making it ideal for those seeking a tranquil lifestyle.

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    Single-Family Homes

    According to Maui MLS, the median price of a single-family home in Wailuku in 2024 is $1,223,025.



    According to Maui MLS, the median sale price for Condo Residences in Wailuku was over $617,500.



    Wailuku offers a selection of farms & affordable land lots by Maui standards, with a median listing price of $972,500.

    Schools in


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

    Private Schools
    • CheckSt. Anthony Junior/Senior High School (7th - 12th Grade)
    • CheckSt Anthony School (Pre-school - 12th Grade)
    • CheckIsaiah Academy for Excellence (4th - 12th Grade)
    • CheckVirtual Academy Middle School (7th - 8th Grade)
    • CheckGlobal Technology High School
    Public Schools
    • CheckPuu Kukui Elementary School ELEMENTARY
    • CheckWailuku Elementary School ELEMENTARY
    • CheckWaihee Elementary School ELEMENTARY
    • CheckIao Intermediate School INTERMEDIATE
    • CheckHenry Perrine Baldwin High Schools HIGH SCHOOL

    Things to Do


    Īao Valley State Park

    The serene emerald mountains of Īao Valley can be found in Central Maui, situated west of Wailuku. This vast park stretches across 4,000 acres and spans over 10 miles, and it is renowned for featuring one of Maui’s most easily identifiable landmarks – the 1,200-foot Īao Needle. This iconic rocky outcropping, draped in lush greenery, provides a breathtaking vista of the Īao stream and a perfect spot for casual hiking and sightseeing. It is also a historical tropical forest where the burial ground of Hawaiian chiefs can be found.



    Dining in Wailuku rewards those seeking a more relaxed, local vibe. Many restaurants offer healthy portions, and many local cafes can be visited, like Maui Coffee Attic, Café O’Lei, and Wailuku Coffee Company.

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