Upcountry Maui – Makawao, Pukalani and Kula Community at a Glance
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|Average Sq Ft in Upcountry Maui:||1,419|
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|Average price in Upcountry Maui:||$1,894,693|
|Average Sq Ft in Upcountry Maui:||1,948|
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|Average price in Upcountry Maui:||$1,737,500|
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Since early times, Hawaiians have farmed the volcanic soil of Upcountry fields, growing taro and sweet potato.
Upcountry Maui is also home to the ‘paniolo’, or Hawaiian cowboys, when the first cattle came to the Hawaiian islands as a gift to King Kamehameha I in 1793. Four decades later, King Kamehameha III invited Mexican vaqueros (cowboys) from California to teach islanders to wrangle and tame the large numbers of cattle that were roaming the islands.
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Each town has its own personality, events, and offered attractions. All layered up to each other, experience UpCountry living at its best!
Situated on the slopes of Haleakala, this quaint town has about 17,000 inhabitants has maintained its historic rustic cowboy and charming, unique atmosphere with its many wooden storefronts, tin roofs, hitching posts and generation’s old family stores.
Pukalani, which means "heavenly gate" or "window to heaven" in Hawaiian, is the largest town in upcountry Maui. While Pukalani evokes a laid-back, country atmosphere, it also boasts a commercial shopping center, community and recreation centers and an 18-hole golf club and sports fields.
Kula’s charming, cool and colorful upcountry town offers classic, plantation style homes and quaint coffee shops and restaurants, surrounded by incredibly dramatic bi-coastal views, stunning botanical gardens and landscapes with the Jacaranda in bloom and large agricultural farms and wineries.
Restaurants, Food and Dining
Restaurants in the Upcountry area include local favorites – (Makawao) Casanova Italian Restaurant and Deli, Polli's Mexican Restaurant (Pukalani) Pukalani Club House Restaurant & Bakery, Serpico's Restaurant, Kojima's Sushi and Japanese cuisine and (Kula) Kula Bistro, Kula Lodge and Kula Sandalwoods Cafe – to name but a few.
Travel and Transportation
The small airport, also known as JHM, is a regional private use airport, built in 1987, with a single runway and terminal and support facilities.
Local grocery and supermarket stores Upcountry include (Makawao) Rodeo General Store – a new-style deli, grocery and liquor store, (Pukalani) Pukalani Superette – a family-owned market selling groceries, local produce, household goods and prepared foods and Pukalani Terrace Center – a shopping mall with a large grocer (Foodland), variety of retail stores and several chain restaurants and (Kula) Morihara Store – Small grocery store with an array of pantry goods, refrigerator staples and produce and Upcountry Farmers Market – fresh produce from local farmers every Saturday, 7am - 11am.
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Events & Attractions
Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center
Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center is a community based visual arts education organization offering open access to quality arts instruction by teaching artists.
Makawao Forest Reserve
Nestled below the cloud line of Mount Haleakala at 3,820 feet of elevation is a 186 acre grove of pine trees with a looping trail that provides peaceful walking amidst the cool mountain air.
Pukalani Community Pool and Park
The Upcountry pool is a free public swimming pool and a great place to go with the kids. There is a large lap pool, a teaching pool and a 1 foot deep baby wading pool.
Pukalani Country Club
Built in 1980, the Pukalani Country Club golf course is 6,962 yards long and features 19 greens in its 18-hole layout, all while overlooking breath-taking panoramic views of the Valley Isle of Maui.
Experience ancient and modern Hawai’ian culture and view stunning sunrises, panoramic out-of-this-world landscapes and flora and fauna that exist nowhere else in the world at Haleakalā Volcano, an extinct volcano whose name in Hawaiian means "House of the Rising Sun".
Upcountry covers a large range of elevation, and elevation is the primary determining factor in temperature.
Average low/high in three common Upcountry destinations:
The climate in Pukalani typically varies from 60°F to 82°F and is rarely below 55°F or above 85°F.
The climate in Makawao (at 1600′ elevation) typically varies from 60°/75°F in Winter and 62°/80°F in Summer.
The climate in Kula (at 3100′ elevation) typically varies from 55°/70°F in Winter and 57°/75°F in Summer.
While the Haleakala Summit (at 10,000′ elevation) typically varies from 37°/52°F
in Winter and 41°/58°F in Summer.
Schools in the Makawao, Pukalani and Kula area include:
Carden Academy of Maui
Grade Span: Kindergarten - 8th
55 Makaena Place, Makawao
Makawao Elementary School
Grade Span: Pre-K - 5th
3542 Baldwin Ave, Makawao
Kamehameha Schools Maui
Grade Span: Kindergarten - 12th
270 Aapueo Pkwy, Makawao
King Kekaulike High School
Grade Span: 9th - 12th
121 Kula Hwy, Makawao
Montessori School of Maui
Grade Span: Kindergarten
2933 Baldwin Ave, Makawao
Pukalani Elementary School
Grade Span: Pre-K - 5th
2945 Iolani St, Makawao
Samuel Enoka Kalama Intermediate School
Grade Span: 6th - 8th
120 Makani Rd, Makawao
Grade Span: 6th - 12th
480 Olinda Road, Makawao
Clearview Christian Girl School
Grade Span: 8th -10th
5 Alanui Pl, Kula
Haleakala Waldorf School
Grade Span: Pre-K - 12th
4160 Lower Kula Rd, Kula
Kula Elementary School
Grade Span: Pre-K - 5th
5000 Kula Hwy, Kula
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