Waimea Homes For Sale

Waimea translated to “Red Water” in Hawaiian is a census-designated place in the southwestern portion of the main island of Kauai County, Hawaii. Like many communities in this part of the island, Waimea is mostly rural, offering outback tours and nature hikes for tourists looking for an outdoor adventure away from the typical beach spots in the region. Waimea is known for being the place where Captain Cook first set foot in Hawaii and features beautiful spots on the beachfront areas of town. The Waimea river meets the ocean in Waimea, and half of the community is within the river basin. The area conveniently has a hospital, two grocery stores, and a bank, making it one of the relatively convenient places to move into the West Side of Kauai.

When it comes to real estate options, Waimea has an assortment of newer and older subdivisions. These communities feature a wide variety of single-family homes providing buyers a good list of properties to choose from when making their purchase. Houses in the area typically feature classic Hawaiian designs for suburban areas with distinct American and Asian influences in their architecture. Ample single-story and two-story home options allow you to pick a property that best suits your needs.

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What's To Love

Waimea is located by the sea, offering panoramic ocean views to residents and visitors to enjoy. A pier for fishing and an ever-changing river mouth provide excellent destinations for walking from anywhere within Waimea. Waimea has restaurants and bars.

What's Not To Love

Sands in Waimea are dark, and the water is often murky due to the constant flow of the river. Limited accommodations in Waimea, though more than in Kekaha. Cesspool in Waimea discharges into the groundwater.

Is it for me?

Who is this neighborhood for

If you’re looking for a home in the rural portion of Kauai far from the busy commercial and tourist centers and close to nature, you’ve come to the right place. Waimea offers a relaxed living environment with friendly neighbors and a distinctly small-town feel. You’ll find a wealth of outdoor activities to enjoy in the community, with the area being a short drive away from the beach and the mountains. If you prefer a quiet home with a relatively reasonable price range and family-friendly home options, you’ll love what Waimea has to offer.

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Things to do in Waimea

Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor

Community harbor with ramp where you can launch your boats.

Wrangler's Steakhouse

Delicious steak restaurant serving premium beef.

Hale Puna

Landmark structure in the heart of town.

Waimea State Recreation Pier

Old pier where you can go fishing and relax.


Schools in Waimea

School NameGradesAdmission
Kanu o ka Aina Learning OhanaK - 12Public
Parker SchoolK - 12Private
Waimea Elementary SchoolK - 5Public
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