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Big Island Real Estate

About - Hawaii Island is commonly called the Big Island, which prevents confusion between the island and the state of Hawaii. However, the Big Islands earned its name by being the largest of the Hawaiian islands, spanning more than 4,600 square miles that comprise 62% of the state’s land mass. The island of Hawaii was formed by the eruption of five distinct shield volcanoes. From oldest to youngest, these are Kohala, Mauna Kea, Hualalai, Mauna Loa, and Kilauea. Mauna Kea is the tallest of these, soaring above the clouds at 13,803 feet above sea level.

What You’ll Find - The sheer size of Hawaii Island and the variations in altitude translate into many distinctive microclimates. The Big Island is home to rich agricultural soils, snow-capped peaks, lush tropical foliage, fields of lava rock, white sandy beaches, and dry, desert-like areas that stretch for miles. However, the state’s sugarcane plantation history has gifted all of the islands with plenty of quaint small towns, and the Big Island is no exception.

Lifestyle -  Hilo lends a local vibe, while to the north, the Hamakua Coast is home to plenty of farmlands. Waimea (known locally as Kamuela) and upcountry Hawaii have a strong ranching heritage due to their proximity to Parker Ranch, once of the largest and oldest cattle ranches in the United States. In Kailua-Kona, you’ll find resorts and great restaurants, shopping and conveniences. In short, there are all kinds of lifestyles to be enjoyed on an island that’s almost the size of the state of Connecticut. But one thing is for sure, the Big Island delivers on beautiful beaches, Pacific ocean views, whale watching, surfing, watersports, hiking, and a unique cultural life. 

Appeal - rich Native Hawaiian history, a slower pace of life and a reverence for the land are some of the highlights of living on the Big Island. There are cooler climates at higher altitudes in places like Volcano, and lots of Hawaii Island land for sale, if you’re interested in farming, or simply spreading your wings a bit. Some of Hawaii Island real estate can be had at lower prices than on other islands in Hawaii, while some of the Kohala Coast luxury resort developments constitute some of the most expensive homes for sale in the Hawaii real estate market. No matter your budget, you can find Hawaii single-family homes for sale, as well as condos, townhomes, apartments, duplexes and even some "off the grid" living. Big Island residents pride themselves on being self-sufficient, but also, full of aloha for their neighbors and fellow islanders.

Amenities -  In the two major towns of Kona and Hilo, you’ll find the bulk of Hawaii Island’s population, as well as many amenities, shopping, services and major hospitals. Both Hilo and Kona (formally it’s Kailua-Kona) have airports with direct flights to and from the West Coast and other major cities like Vancouver, Canada and Tokyo, Japan, for example. Most visitors to the Big Island arrive via the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport, located in Kona to the west, though there is also the Hilo International Airport (ITO), located on the Big Island’s eastern side. 

Market Info - All of the islands were traditionally divided into districts called moku. The Big Island districts are Puna, Hilo, Hamakua, Kohala, Kona, and Kaʻū, moving counterclockwise from the southeast. Hilo and Kona are the most populated of these. Along the Kohala Coast, you’ll find one of the most popular luxury resort destinations in Hawaii, and in the world. Hawaii Island real estate ranges from luxury Kohala Coast single-family homes, Kohala condos, to ranchlands, lots and farmland for sale.

Looking for high end properties, search Luxury Big Island Real Estate. Narrow down your search by type for better results: Big Island Houses for Sale, Big Island Condos for Sale or Big Island Land for Sale. Why limit yourself, explore all Hawaii Real Estate listings.

Big Island, HI is broken up into 8 different districts, do you know where you would like to live? Try one of these real estate search results: Kohala Coast Real Estate, North Kona Real Estate, North Kohala Real Estate, Kau Real Estate, Hamakua Coast Real Estate, South Kona Real Estate, Puna Real Estate, Hilo Real Estate.