Real Estate Prices and Overview
Pukalani median real estate prices are $655,721, which is more expensive than 70.3% of the neighborhoods
in Hawaii and 96.1% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Pukalani are currently
$1,369, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 54.6% of Hawaii neighborhoods.
Pukalani is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Makawao, Hawaii.
Pukalani real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the Pukalani neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.
Home and apartment vacancy rates are 9.9% in
Pukalani. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower
than 46.8% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately
near the middle range for vacancies.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Pukalani neighborhood has more
Portuguese and Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Portuguese ancestry and 22.6% have Asian ancestry.
The Neighbors: Income
There are two complimentary measures for understanding the income of a
neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood
may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand
the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the
federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with
a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than
another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the
conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Pukalani neighborhood in Makawao are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 81.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 4.1% of the children seventeen and under
living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which
is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 78.3%
of America's neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you
are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have
shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations
shape the culture of a place.
In the Pukalani neighborhood, 35.4%
of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 26.5% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(19.5%), and 17.0% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents,
our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior - comes
from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting
and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or
more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives
each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same
city can have drastically different cultures.
In the Pukalani neighborhood in Makawao, HI, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian
(22.6%). There are also a number of people of Portuguese ancestry (8.4%) , and residents who report German roots (5.4%) , and some of the residents are also of Puerto Rican ancestry (5.3%) , along with some Irish ancestry residents (4.1%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Pukalani
neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.2% of households.
Getting to Work
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your
day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially
with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and
means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically
located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set
up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike.
The greatest number of commuters in Pukalani neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (52.7% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (81.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (14.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.