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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Makawao Town - Upcountry Maui

An old Upcountry Maui town where Hawaiian cowboys or "Paniolo's" have existed since the 1800's. The farming town has a cooler climate and country feel that makes you feel like you've stepped away. Green pastures and livestock are kept on large parcels of land and farms up here. Trees and forests with hillsides that in some places extend for miles. Okie Rice Arena still exists and is a fun place to spectate seasonal rodeo or polo. Just a short 3 mile drive up the road and you're at the Makawao Forest Reserve - an awesome place to go for a family hike. 
At the base of Makwao town is where you'll find Komoda Store where there is often a line for the best fresh baked pastries on island. Polli's Mexican Restaurant is a locals favorite for a friendly smile and a taco, and Makawao Steakhouse has an awesome happy hour or steak dinner.  Walk a few blocks and peruse the art galleries and quaint boutiques. Don't be surprised if you see a true Paniolo riding along the side of the road in this small country town

On the Third Friday of every month Makawao Town hosts Maui's Friday Town Party. Food vendors and artisan crafters bring out their best goods to showcase for purchase. The street comes alive with the lights and the smells of a street fair on Maui. Now featuring a keiki zone with balloons and face painting. Live entertainment top off this fun way to get out with the community and "Share the Aloha"  -  break into the weekend.

The real estate up in Makawao and surrounding communities is a popular option for someone looking for a more privacy and space in a mountain setting on Maui. Check out the latest Upcountry opportunities on my website at or give me a call at 808-891-8989 discuss options that might work for you.

With aloha,
Gary Mooers, R(B)
Coldwell Banker International Chairman’s Circle
(808) 891-8989 • Direct
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Graduate, Realtor Institute
Accredited Buyers Representative
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Short Sale/REO Specialist

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