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.
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.
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.
Aloha - The Hunter - Georgina M. Hunter R(S) - your Maui real estate agent
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