Aloha and welcome to my hometown of Kihei, Maui! Kihei is a town of approximately 20,000 people. Lined with beautiful white sand beaches spanning over 6 miles of coastline, Kihei is a favorite of ocean lovers and tourists alike.
ZIPCODES: 96753 (includes Wailea, Maui Meadows and Makena)
Kihei is known for it’s beautiful long stretches of beaches including Kalama, Kamaole I, II and III, Keawakapu, Charley Young (all in South Kihei) and Sugar Beach in North Kihei. Many people moving to Maui decide to make Kihei their first home to enjoy the warm, dry weather, beautiful beaches, easy proximity to modern conveniences and reasonable housing prices. I know because that what I did! Kihei is generally referred to in 3 sections:
- South Kihei which is everything south of Welakahao,
- Central Kihei (the area around Azeka Center and Safeway or Welakahao to Waipuilani) and
- North Kihei (North of Waipulani).
Technically by Zip Code, Maui Meadows, Wailea and Makena are all part of Kihei, however our MLS system considers those different districts. In this system, I’ve tried to define those unique areas using the mapping capability.
Kihei real estate contains a good mix of condos, vacation rentals and homes. Most homes range in price from $450,000 to $800,000 but there are some multi-million dollar plus beachfront homes. Condos start at about $150,000 but go up about $1 million.
Pronunciation: Key-Hay. Hawaiian meaning is a shawl, cape, afghan; cloak of makaloa matting; rectangular tapa garment worn over one shoulder and tied in a knot; bed covering; to wear a kīhei. I was told by a local Hawaiian that the Kihei was the cloak that the VIP’s would wear in the afternoon. Kihei got it’s name because most afternoons it is cloaked in a light cloud cover.
Popular beachparks include Charley Young, Kamaole I, II and III and Kalama. And don’t miss a local favorite of Keawakapu on the far south end of Kihei!
Do you have questions about any Kihei for sale that you found? Do you need assistance in searching for properties or have a home you’d like to see? I’d be happy to help you. Call Kathy at 808-344-0469 or