Located on the exquisite North Kohala coast on the Big Island of Hawaii, Kohala Ranch is a gated community of more than 3500-acres that consists of three distinct neighborhoods: The Heathers, The Meadows, and The Summit. Accessed from the coastal Akoni Pule Highway, just above the Pacific Ocean and continuing upward on Kohala Ranch Road towards the rolling green hills and meadows along the mountain road, the elevation within the community ranges from 120-feet above sea level to over 3,000 feel above sea level. This unique landscape and topography provides for varied climates and terrain to suit every preference.
Kohala Ranch is also renowned for its panoramic and stunningly beautiful views. Within the community, residents can view the waters of the Pacific to the west, the three mountains – Hualalai, Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea – to the south, and the Kohala mountains to the northeast. While homes vary in size, lots and home sites can be from about three acres to five-acres in the lower elevations of Heathers, from three to five-acres in the mid elevation of Meadows I and Meadows II, and up to thirteen acres in the upper elevation of the Summit. Underground utilities including water, electricity, telephone and cable lines run directly to property lines, preserving the unencumbered magnificent vistas for all residents.
Real Estate in Kohala Ranch
The Heathers: This community is the closest to the ocean, and thus typically the most expensive within Kohala Ranch. Ranging from roughly 400 to 800-foot elevation, this area receives the warmest year-round temperatures and the least amount of rain.
The Meadows: Located in the middle of the Ranch, around the 1,200 to 2,000–foot elevation range, this community offers cooling breezes and a bit more rain than what is found in the Heathers.
The Summit: Ranging from 2,000 to 3,000 plus feet in elevation this area has a similar climate to that of Waimea town – meaning you won’t need an outdoor pool, but you may want a fireplace!
Interestingly, all three neighborhoods within Kohala Ranch are provided with an Agricultural Tax deduction, which means lower taxes than neighboring and comparable neighborhoods, because of the live cattle roaming the area and keeping the grass maintained naturally. The Kohala Ranch Water Company, a private company that supplies water to the Ranch and the surrounding communities, also services all three communities. No matter what community you choose, all offer exceptional vistas and wide-open spaces ideal for enjoying the beautiful North Kohala coast.
Real estate choices within Kohala Ranch are varied, but primarily include spacious single-family homes and vacant land on which to build. Currently, prices range from the $1 million mark and up, depending on location within the community, age and size of property, upgrades, view and lot size to name a few. Varied terrains and climate, beautiful homes, and picturesque scenery make this community the ideal place to choose the perfect home for your family based on personal preference.
If you are interested in learning more about the Kohala Ranch community or would like to explore other Big Island real estate including Kohala by the Sea, Puakea Bay Ranch or Waikii Ranch, connect with luxury real estate agent specialist Harold Clarke today. In the meantime, please feel free to use the MLS Search function of this website to view and tour the properties currently available to you. Harold looks forward to hearing from you soon and to welcoming you home to the Kohala Ranch community.