Lawai Homes For Sale

Lawai is a small rural community in the southern part of the main island of Kauai County, Hawaii. The town is directly east of Kalaheo and west of Koloa and Omao. The region is predominantly made up of beautiful valleys and ridges, including the Mauka Area, which features sweeping views of the island. Two highways go through the neighborhood, which is Kaumualii Highway and Koloa Road. Located in the center of South Shore, residents of Lawai have easy access to the beaches to the south, other rural towns along the highway, and various mountainside attractions in the region.

Home options in Lawai are a mix of small subdivisions with similar home builds and various home sites along the many mountainside roads that go along the town. Designs of these houses vary a lot, but you do get the familiar suburban home with American and Asian influences throughout the area. Single-family homes with attached garages are also prevalent in the community, with most residences featuring the classic open floor layout for a spacious feel whenever residents are indoors.

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What's To Love

The neighborhood offers lovely green spaces, with winding roads and various terrains. Most homes are either on cesspool or have already been upgraded to a septic tank. Residents are a short drive from the beaches of South Shore, which offer some of the best oceanfront developments in the region.

What's Not To Love

Lawai has no oceanfront properties as the closest beach is a short drive to the south. It frequently rains in Lawai and can be cold in the evenings with lots of humidity typical in an elevated region with a Tropical climate.

Is it for me?

Who is this neighborhood for

Lawai is in a predominantly residential region of South Shore surrounded by other towns that serve as bedroom communities for the more developed beachfront areas in the region. Families looking to move into the region will find fantastic housing options in the area with spacious home lots with ample yard space and large houses with multiple bedrooms and baths. Residents are a short drive away from the beaches, making it exceptionally great for those looking to live in the area but still be a reasonable distance away from the major tourist spots of South Kauai.

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As a licensed real estate salesperson and a Realtor in the state of Hawaii, my task is to connect buyers and sellers of real estate and to guide my client through the transaction. Kauai island is our area of expertise, with emphasis on several specific areas and condo projects in the ‘east coast’ of the island, in addition to the south shore and westside.

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Things to do in Lawai

Lawai International Center

Buddhist temple built in 1904 by Japanese immigrants.

Monkeypod Jam

Bistro bar and restaurant serving classic favorites and comfort food.

Northlake Zoo

Ice cream parlor offering unique flavors and cold snacks.

Lawai Valley Seventh Day Adventist Church

Local community church providing regular mass and community events.


Schools in Lawai

School NameGradesAdmission
Waimea High School9 - 12Public
Waimea Middle School6 - 8Public
Kalaheo Elementary SchoolK - 5Public
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