North Shore Real Estate, which encompasses Spreckelsville, Paia, and Kuau, has something for everyone. Some of the largest waves (infamous Jaws) in the world roll in during the winter months providing a playground for surfers, kite boarders, and windsurfers.
During the summer, the North Shore’s ocean is completely flat and crystal clear, providing some of the best swimming, snorkeling, paddling and diving in Hawaii. However, there is much more to offer on the North Shore than water sports and sunbathing. The dramatic coastlines, with rolling fields and cliffs that hang above the ocean are only the beginning of the tremendous beauty and diversity of the North Shore. Compared to the resort towns in other areas of Maui, property owners on the North Shore enjoy cool trade winds, tropical showers, and a relaxed slower way of life.
Spreckelsville, located just west of Paia, was named for its founder Claus Spreckles. In the late 1800’s this sugar baron, originally from Germany, enhanced his Hawaii fortunes with the outright purchase of 41,000 acres in and around Wailuku. East of Wailuku he built Spreckelsville, and cultivated sugar cane fields from Kahului to Haiku. He then started Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company (HC&S).
Today this upscale North Shore Community has become a haven for windsurfers from all over the world. The Maui Country Club with its tennis facility and golf course is located in Spreckelsville. Nearby is Baldwin Beach and famous “Baby Beach”. A tranquil tidal pool created by the shelter of the reef makes “Baby Beach” ideal for families with young children. Two other great windsurfing beaches on the North Shore are Sprecks Beach, and Kanaha Beach Park located between Spreckelsville and the Kahului Airport.
Its amenities and location make Spreckelsville and its adjacent coast line a popular choice for both windsurfers, and kama’aina families.
Paia, on the North Shore of Maui, is a quaint beach community inhabited by a colorful group of residents. It was once an old plantation-camp populated by immigrants contracted as laborers in the sugar cane industry.
Many historic buildings still exist alongside the newer buildings, built to retain the charm of plantation architecture. Specialty shops, art galleries, surf shops, clothing boutiques, and a collection of ethnic restaurants combine to give Paia a quaint, cosmopolitan atmosphere. This small town bustles with the activity of Maui residents and tourists attracted by the nearby beaches, and windsurfing capital of Ho’okipa.
Paia real estate offers a variety of stylish, quaint homes, in addition to older plantation homes, oceanfront properties, and the golf course homes of nearby Spreckelsville. The unique international flavor of this popular town contributes to the demand for Paia real estate.
On the perimeter of Paia Town is another small coastal community of Kuau. This quaint extension of Paia is the closest town to the world famous Ho’okipa Beach Park, and is also home to the well known Mama’s Fish House.
Kuau real estate ranges from older plantation homes to luxury North Shore oceanfront properties, as well as the subdivision Kuau Bay View and the condos of Kuau Plaza.
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