Waikoloa Village began as a bedroom community for locals working at the resorts along the Kohala Coast. Over the years it had grown to well over 5,500 people and 2,000 housing units, with several more neighborhoods planned. Governed loosely by an elected board of directors, and supported by a community website, Village newsletter, several religious institutions, and a relatively good local school, neighborhood residents enjoy a largely family oriented lifestyle.
For small annual association dues, residents enjoy play on community tennis courts, and discounted play on the neighborhood golf course. For an extra fee, the Waikoloa Stables offer equestrian lessons.
Arguably one of the country’s largest cul-de-sacs, a community priority is to connect the north end of the Village to the Queen Ka’ahumanu Hwy, near the Mauna Lani Resort intersection. With the construction of the new Aina Lea neighborhood at that intersection currently underway, the second access road for Waikoloa is closer to reality.
Condominium neighborhoods in Waikoloa Village include
- Waikoloa Fairway Terrace
- Paniolo Club
- Elima Lani
- Waikoloa Hills
- Waikoloa Villas
- Greens at Waikoloa
- Pointe at Waikoloa
- Paniolo Gardens
- Makana Kai at Wehilani
The single family homes are all part of the Waikoloa Village subdivision, with a few exceptions, such as the recent built Sunset Ridge and Kilohana Kai. Homes on one street can range wildly in age, as lots were sold with no building deadlines. This give Waikoloa Village its typical Hawaiian character of mixed home styles, ages and values, all within one small area.
Waikoloa Village currently offers the best value for local families who want to live close to work. Second home owners have noticed the values, and many condos are in vacation rental programs.