Paia is a lively, vibrant town that attracts a wide array of people from all walks of life. Diversity is certainly Paia’s most distinctive feature. There are art galleries, boutiques, grocery stores, health food stores, cafés, souvenir shops, and an enormous variety of restaurants. The cuisine represented in Paia includes sea food, pizza, Mexican, vegetarian, Vietnamese, Indian, sushi, Mediterranean, Hawaiian, American and others, believe it or not.
The wide array of cuisine to be found in Paia is rivaled only by the diversity of people it draws. It began as a plantation town in the 1880’s for the sugar cane and pineapple industries and has since seen many waves of revitalization, especially from artisans and hippies back in the ’60’s and ’70’s. Those influences remain strong today, but authentic Hawaiian culture is also powerful, as is surf culture.
Located on the North Shore near most of Maui’s favorite surf spots, Paia is situated just minutes from Ho’okipa and lies adjacent to Baldwin Beach. The North Shore is famous for all kinds of surf, including tow surfing, kite surfing and it is even considered one of the world capitals in windsurfing.
Its status as a beacon of culture and activity has earned a high level of demand for Paia real estate. Paia homes are well sought after, as is land. Because Paia condos are some of the very few to be found on the North Shore, there is a high demand for them as well. The very close proximity to the ocean also adds a great deal of value to Paia real estate.
Spreckelsville lies on the North Shore right along the beaches that gave Maui it’s reputation as the windsurfing capital of the world. Conditions are exquisite for the sport, but If you’d rather relax on the sand and soak up the sun, Baby Beach is a family favorite where the placid water is protected from the waves.
Many Spreckelsville homes are situated adjacent to the beautiful fairways of the Maui Country Club’s golf course. The views of green grass and deep blue ocean have attracted residents to Spreckelsville real estate for many years.
Spreckelsville has conveniently located a short drive from Kahului Airport and very close to all the shops, restaurants and galleries of Paia. The growing community in this area embraces a great mix of influences which include contributions from surfer, hippie, and of course Hawaiian cultures.
Real estate in Spreckelsville includes both stunning luxury homes and very reasonably priced affordable homes. There are also a few condo sales and land sales to be found. If you enjoy North Shore Maui real estate and are looking to buy, Spreckelsville is an excellent place to live.