Aloha, and welcome back! We hope you’ve been enjoying the fall season, and if you’re not enjoying it here on the Big Island of Hawai’i…then we’ll bet you’ve been thinking about packing up and making the move to paradise as temperatures drop across the mainland! 

But whether you’re thinking about relocating to the island or simply looking for an upgrade here in Hawai’i, you might be wondering which Big Island neighborhood is right for you? 

Today Karen and her team will share some of our favorite island neighborhoods and communities to help you find the slice of paradise that’s just perfect for you and yours!

North Hilo: If spectacular ocean views and rich, fertile grounds are your thing, then North Hilo just might be the neighborhood for you! This area sports some of the Big Island’s most spectacular natural beauty – wait until you see those waterfalls! – and has recently seen some of our favorite luxury dwellings come up for sale. Trust us: this is an area that has to be seen to be believed!

South Kona: Also known as Kona Hema, this leeward-facing community is renowned for its hospitality – not to mention all the upscale living options. Sporting some of the clearest coastal waters anywhere in the state, fans of outdoor recreation and exclusive, one-of-a-kind properties are sure to find something to their liking in this historic region.

Hamakua: Located just north of Hilo on the west side, this positively gorgeous area contains some of our most breathtaking scenery on the Big Island – or any other island, for that matter! The beneficiary of far more rain than many other spots on our list, Hamakua is thus able to provide the kind of natural abundance that would suit any nature lover (not to mention any aspiring gardeners and planters) to a ‘T.’ 

North Kohala: Surrounded by eye-popping, lava-formed landscapes, North Kohala is home to many of the island’s most desirable resort-style living spaces: this sunny spot accumulates less than ten inches of rain per year, making it the perfect landing spot for those who are looking for spend most of their time luxuriating in the sun’s rays. If you’ve been hoping to escape a frigid, mainland winter, then North Kohala has what you’ve been looking for. 

Waimea: Sometimes known as Kamuela, this northside community was formed from Kohala, the oldest of the five volcanoes that comprise the island of Hawai’i. If you’re looking for the very best in hiking and horseback riding, right in your own backyard, then you’ve come to the right place: these rolling hills offer some of our favorite views in the entire state. 

Waikoloa: This coastal town is dotted with beaches and offers some of the Big Island’s very best in island living. Several resorts and exclusive communities are located within Waikoala, which means you’ll be in close proximity to some of the island’s most-renowned choices in shopping and dining. Oh, and did we mention those year-round tropical temperatures? Make no mistake, this cultural hub just about has it all!

Are you ready to make one of these gorgeous areas your home? Then you’ll need the expertise and the experience of a local realtor who knows this island like the back of her hand. Give Karen Bail a call today and let’s get started on finding you the perfect landing spot here on the Big Island. 


Aloha & a hui hou!