Maui is an incredible place to live and Makawao is perhaps its crown jewel. With an idyllic climate, mountain to ocean views and rich history, Makawao's attraction is undeniable. Early western settlers chose this area, establishing a neighborhood that is now home to The Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center, fabulous art galleries, and many notable artists, all of which combine to make Makawao Maui's preeminent art community. Lovely shops, restaurants, and excellent private schools (Monetessori School of Maui, Seabury Hall School and Haleakala Waldorf High School) make Makawao an exceptional place to call home.
The region's incredible agricultural vitality has generated a colorful, diverse and year-round farmer's market. Everything from local fresh eggs and fish, to exotic fruits and plants, make this weekly market a gathering for folks to stock up and socialize. Makawao's 4th of July Parade and Rodeo is an island tradition. From the big-rig truck procession to the paniolo (cowboys) riding horses beautifully adorned with flower leis, the parade is a truly unique experience and a family favorite.
From Makawao, it's less than 20 minutes' drive to the airport and just 6 miles to the fun north-shore town of Paia, with its charming shops and excellent restaurants, including the famous Mama's Fish House. With quick access to the beaches at Baldwin Beach Park, Ho'okipa and Baby Beach, Makawao's location is hard to beat.