Just 7 miles south of Kailua-Kona and home to 2,500 residents, Keauhou is rich with Hawaiian history and breathes the ancient heritage of yesteryear. Keauhou’s sunny weather and evening rainfall keep the upcountry coffee and fruit farms in full production. Beyond the local farming, contemporary island pastimes and activities such as excellent golf, snorkeling, kayaking and scuba diving thrive in the area. For beachgoers, gentle manta rays in shallow water and other marine animals are not uncommon and often swim up and against people in the water. For water lovers, many companies offer scuba and snorkeling charters at night to investigate the interesting Pacific Ocean up close.
Residents of Keauhou real estate homes or condominiums for sale cite the area’s isolation, distance from large resorts, and breathtaking views as primary advantages of living in Keauhou. Keauhou is also home to the burial grounds of Lekeleke and the Battle of Kuamoo site. The battle site is especially important as it was the location of the islands’ first clash between foreigners and native Hawaiians who disagreed between status quo and advancement of the area. More than 300 people lost their lives at Kuamoo making the area sacred and highly revered by locals and visitors both.
While the area is distant from other populated areas, residents enjoy the nearby Keauhou Shopping Center that is a beautiful open-air center. The mall provides great shopping, dining, entertainment, and a state-of-the-art seven-screen theater. The Keauhou Farmers Market is also a popular weekly event.