Kula, HI


Highest Appreciating Kula Neighborhoods Since 2000

Kula, HI Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Kula Housing Market Information

With a population of 6,793, 2,808 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $812,292, Kula house prices are not only among the most expensive in Hawaii, Kula real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Kula, accounting for 91.36% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Kula include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 3.90%), row houses and other attached homes ( 2.82%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 1.51%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Kula. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 68.95% of Kula's homes, and 52.29% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Kula built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Kula built between 2000 and later ( 20.48%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 15.97%). There's also some housing in Kula built before 1939 ( 2.76%).

Kula Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Kula's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.56% during the period.

Over the last year, Kula appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Kula's appreciation rate has been 0.56%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Kula were at -0.82%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -3.23%.

Notably, Kula's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Hawaii, our data show that Kula's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in Hawaii.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,222,000 21.4
$917,001 - $1,222,000 18.2
$611,001 - $917,000 30.0
$489,001 - $611,000 13.9
$366,001 - $489,000 7.2
$244,001 - $366,000 3.9
$122,001 - $244,000 3.0
$61,001 - $122,000 0.4
$0 - $61,000 1.9

Very High for HI
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
1.83991562170397 13.4615384615385

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Kula Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
94.70% 3.94% 1 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,005 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 68.95
Renters 31.05
Vacant 5.58

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 20.5
1970 - 1999 60.8
1940 - 1969 16.0
1939 or Older 2.8

Types of Homes

Single-Family 91.4
Townhomes 2.8
Small Apt. Buildings 3.9
Apt. Complexes 1.5
Mobile Homes 0.4
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.05
1 Bedroom 13.01
2 Bedrooms 28.21
3 Bedrooms 34.47
4 Bedrooms 17.82
5 or more bedrooms 4.44

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