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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Puako / Waikoloa Beach Resort median real estate price is $972,657, which is more expensive than 53.2% of the neighborhoods in Hawaii and 88.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Puako / Waikoloa Beach Resort is currently $3,412, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 40.6% of Hawaii neighborhoods.

Puako / Waikoloa Beach Resort is a remote neighborhood (based on population density) located in Waikoloa, Hawaii. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Puako / Waikoloa Beach Resort real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Puako / Waikoloa Beach Resort 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.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Puako / Waikoloa Beach Resort. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 62.8%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 99.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (45.8%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Waikoloa, the Puako / Waikoloa Beach Resort neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

Puako / Waikoloa Beach Resort is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, Puako / Waikoloa Beach Resort is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Puako / Waikoloa Beach Resort neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 62.8%, which is higher than 99.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Modes of Transportation

Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Puako / Waikoloa Beach Resort (24.0%) than in 96.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

People

If you are planning to retire in Hawaii, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Puako / Waikoloa Beach Resort may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Hawaii, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 96.1% of neighborhoods in HI. If a Hawaii retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

In addition, with more than 1.8% of residents living with a same sex partner, Puako / Waikoloa Beach Resort is truly a neighborhood that stands out from the rest in this regard. In fact, exclusive analysis by NeighborhoodScout reveals that this neighborhood has a greater concentration of same sex couples than 95.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the Puako / Waikoloa Beach Resort neighborhood has more Portuguese and Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Portuguese ancestry and 1.7% have Canadian ancestry.

Puako / Waikoloa Beach Resort is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary 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 Puako / Waikoloa Beach Resort neighborhood in Waikoloa are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 81.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.4% 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 80.2% of America's neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Puako / Waikoloa Beach Resort neighborhood, 36.8% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 28.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (16.3%), and 14.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Puako / Waikoloa Beach Resort neighborhood is English, spoken by 65.3% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (10.7%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Puako / Waikoloa Beach Resort neighborhood in Waikoloa, HI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (11.2%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (10.3%), and residents who report German roots (9.4%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (6.9%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (6.0%), among others. In addition, 18.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Puako / Waikoloa Beach Resort neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (31.1% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (66.0%) 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 (24.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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