Downtown Haiku Maui HI - 96708 - what you'll see there

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Haiku light industrial area, Maui

  HAIKU is not just a style of descriptive poetry, it's a country town on Maui, at the corner of Haiku Road and Kokomo Road. Here at the Post office for zip code 96708, you can get personal service, and they'll remember your name.  There is a town center (which I will describe in this blog), and a diverse outlying area as well.  In the plantation days, this was the center of a thriving pineapple industry, with 2 large pineapple canneries.  As time went by, the main processing plant moved to Kahului, leaving behind the old canneries to gather dust.  After years of abandonment, as new people started coming back to Haiku, the buildings were refurbished and tenants moved in, and the space was put to good use as the commercial center of Haiku once again.  In the last few decades they have really improved the facilities and expanded the parking areas, and number of eateries.  Sleepy little Haiku is now a real hub of commercial activity, with restaurants, shops and services, and ALL THAT.  Nearby neighborhoods include Rice Camp, Pico Tract, Haiku Country Estates, and Haiku Hill.  Haiku is home to a range of people from banana farmers to pilots, and from all countries you can imagine.  The warm ocean and steady tradewinds tend to attract a lot of watersports lovers who end up buying homes in Haiku or Paia.  A lot of property around here is zoned Agricultural, and you will enjoy seeing pastures and farms as well as some of the last pineapple fields in Hawaii

post office building


Next to the Post Office, you'll find the Haiku Town Center cannery which has recently been upgraded and improved. It appears there might be some spots for rent.  Right now you will find a lot of restaurants and shops, including: Lynne's Cafe; Cakewalk Bakery; Veg Out Restaurant; Haiku Hair Studio; Tiffany's Salsa, and a Fitness Center.  There's even an historic old First Hawaiian Bank Building which is now used by Consuelo's Catering.

Isn't this a cute place?  It's no wonder people are flocking here to live.

Don't forget there's also the Pauwela Cannery - just a short distance away.

old cannery in Haiku Hawaii


Across the street on Kokomo Road you'll find this old cannery that hasn't changed a whole lot, the Haiku Marketplace.  Some of the tenants in this building are: Naish Sails Hawaii; Haiku Grocery; Haiku 88 Cent Video; Colleen's Bakery and Restaurant; Spa Luna Day Spa; Haiku Laundromat; and Haiku Medical Clinic.  There's plenty more, including some great food choices in the parking lot, like fish tacos.  Kokomo Road will take you upcountry to Makawao town, with all its charms, but that's another blog for another day!  If you're coming this way, let me be your guide to Haiku, MAUI.

 cute restaurant in haku maui


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Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes
Thanks for the interesting photos. Interesting post.
Oct 18, 2007 05:54 PM #1
Richard Perkins
Good post Good photos Thanks for the info
Oct 18, 2007 06:49 PM #2
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Bob and Carol, Richard,

I'm glad you guys liked the post.  I try to do informative postings for Localism, since my area is not well represented.  I hope Localism does well, and we will all feel the benefits.

Oct 22, 2007 07:43 AM #3
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
Georgina - So are you a native or did you move to the island as an adult?????
Mar 27, 2008 12:39 AM #4
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
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BJ - Moved here just after we got married ... 1980.  I'm actually "native" to England, but you would never know it!
Mar 27, 2008 06:53 AM #5
Paul and Liz

Aloha from North Carolina,

I'm local girl from Oahu, Hawaii, but moving to Maui, renting a place in Haiku, Maui. My family and I can't wait to make Haiku our home. Thank you for the information on your website, however, I've known Haiku and other locations on Maui, to be a pleasant place to live and raise a family. Hana and Puuiki is the best place to live and raise your ohana because of past generations and current ohana members who live in that neck of the woods.




Jul 18, 2010 03:03 AM #6
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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Hi Liz, thanks for being brave enough to comment!  I hope your move to Haiku goes well.

Jul 18, 2010 01:08 PM #7
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