Should I buy in Maui Meadows or Wailea?
Wailea and Maui Meadows have a lot in common:
- Similar price points
- Both located in South Kihei
- 5 minutes away from 10 great beaches
With Maui Meadows and Wailea, they really do have some unique and similar characteristics. Let’s talk about the differences and which one might be better for you. Either one could be the perfect fit depending on what your desire and your lifestyle is.
About Maui Meadows
Maui Meadows has half acre lots, lots of land, been around since the early ’70s, still lots available to build on there, over 600 homes. There’s no CC&Rs that are in effect. It’s a little bit more eclectic. There are pole homes, contemporary homes — all kinds of different homes and situations there. There are lots of properties that have cottages and Ohanas. Some properties have multiple Ohanas. It may not be conforming, but that is the way that Maui Meadows has evolved.
If you like that, if you think, “Hey, this is a good opportunity for me to have a house and have a couple other units that I could rent out and help offset my cost or have a place for my auntie or my uncle or my mom or my dad or my kids,” Maui Meadows is a great spot for that. If you have a boat, you can park your boat in Maui Meadows, and nobody’s going to complain.
Now, let’s talk about Wailea. The residential communities are all gated. They’re all very well manicured. They have very solid CC&Rs for all the neighborhoods, lots of organization to the community and associations that make sure that everything is in position and proper. Not that that’s a good or a bad thing. Some people just like to make sure that there aren’t cars parked on the road, there aren’t boats in the yard, that there are not rental units. And that’s pretty much what you get with Wailea.
Which one resonates?
I like to say that Maui Meadows is like the wild, wild west. You do on your property what you want to, and you don’t tell your neighbor what to do on theirs. If that’s something that resonates with you, then Maui Meadows would be the place.
If you want to make sure that you, your neighbor, and your neighborhood is all pristine and well maintained, that would be more like Wailea. That’s where everybody keeps tabs and they buy in there because they want to make sure that the community stays pretty much in pristine condition.
Either one of them is a great choice. Many homes in both Wailea and Maui Meadows have spectacular views. And they’re just a great location. At the end of the day, they’re both on the most amazing island of Maui and you really can’t go wrong.
If you want more information or you want a little bit more guidance on, “Should I buy in Wailea or should I buy in Maui Meadows?” Please reach out to me. I’ve sold so many homes in both of those communities. I’d love to be your guide and your resource and assist you in your journey and buying real estate here in Maui. You can reach me at (808) 280-2055. Shoot me a text. Give me a call. I still love to talk on the phone. Or send me an email and we’ll connect. Again, my name is Tom Tezak with Hawaii Life Real Estate, and I would love to be your resource and guide here on the beautiful island of Maui. And remember one last thing, live your life with aloha and your life will be amazing.