Kilauea is a quaint, charming town located on the most northeastern shore. This humble community is the thriving place it has become due to its humble beginnings as a sugar cane plantation.
The Kilauea Lighthouse
The Daniel K. Inouye Lighthouse is also a historic treasure that was built in the 1900's to help sailors find their way to the small town in order to deliver supplies. Now, the lighthouse sits within the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge which was established in the 1980s to help protect Kaua‘i’s magnificent population of seabirds that nest along the cliffs. This is a favorite stop while visiting Kilauea.
Kilauea is quickly growing due to the newest shopping center to the North Shore in 40+ years! Welcome Ahuimanu featuring a mix of businesses and restaurants.
Kong Lung Historic Market Center
There are still many buildings that exist in Kīlauea that were constructed during this period such as the Kong Lung Historic Market Center which now serves as the site of several local businesses like Aloha Exchange and food establishments including the Lighthouse Bistro.
There’s no shortage of waves, picturesque beaches, and the chill life in Kilauea. Some of the island’s most exclusive beaches like Kauapea (Secret’s Beach) and Ka‘aka‘aniu (Larsen’s Beach) exist in Kīlauea.
Anaina Hou Community Park
This town was also once the location of the state’s largest guava plantation. The business closed in 2007 and land owners have since turned some of the acreage into an alluring path called the Wai Koa Loop Trail and have developed Anaina Hou Community Park chalk full of activities including Kaua‘i Mini Golf, which takes people through the botanical timeline of the island while enjoying a round of miniature golf.
What’s The Kilauea Real Estate Market Like?
Kilauea is an up and coming town! With multiple developments entering the community, it has become a new trendy locale for residents and tourists. The community is separated into two groups: the town area and outliers. The Town area is comprised of older homesteads and the outlier areas are filled with homes on acreage. In 2018, homes sold ranged in price from $525,500 up to $46,000,000. The median sold price for a single-family home in 2020 was $1,400,000. Kilauea is a highly desired real estate community of Kauai.
The homes have experienced a nice appreciation in value over the past 10 years of over 10%; making any purchase a nice, stable investment.
Overall, Kilauea is a very healthy and popular vacation rental community. Although, not located in the County's Zoning VDA (Visitor Destination Area) special permits are grand-fathered into the Zoning laws. Contact me to find out which homes offer special permits.