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Waimea Town Travel Guide

Waimea is a scenic cowboy city located on the east side of Kohala Coast, Hawaii’s Big Island. Waimea is known by the name Kamuela in the U.S. Postal Service. The town has about 9000 residents. It is situated about 2000 feet above the sea level. In the Hawaiian language, Waimea is defined as red waters. The Hawaiian people call it red waters because the color of the water in the Waimea stream is red. The Waimea River flows past the center of the Waimea town.

Waimea used to be the home of Hawaiian cowboy. The Hawaiian cowboy, also known as paniolo raised cattle in large ranches many years ago. The history of the town as a cowboy town can be traced back to the gift to King Kamehameha I. In 1792, someone gave King Kamehameha I many cattle. King Kamehameha I set up a kapu, which is a place for the cattle to stay. The cattle multiply in large number so that they ruin many crops. Because the cattle are so wild, King Kamehameha III decided to ask the Spanish cowboys to come and train the cattle. The Spanish cowboys, also known as vaqueros taught the local Hawaiians how to tame the wild horse and cattle. They taught the local people about the basics of horse riding and cattle riding. John Palmer Parker established a ranch called Parker Ranch in Waimea in 1848. Today, Parker Ranch is the biggest cattle ranch in America. It is the oldest ranch that exists in United States. Much of the land in Waimea is controlled under Parker Ranch.

At Waimea, you will see stop signs that read Whoa. The Kahua Ranch can be found in Waimea. You will find many sheep and cattle in the Kahua Ranch. You can explore the area by horse ride or all terrain vehicle (ATV). If you want to participate in the guided tour, you should visit Kahua Ranch. Besides, you can also find Merriman’s Restaurant at the town. Peter Merriman founds Merriman’s Restaurant. Peter Merriman was the man who won the James Bears Award in the Best Chef contest. He is also affiliated with the Hawaiian Regional Cuisine association. While visiting Waimea, you can go to the Kahilu Theatre to watch shows. Waimea offers many shops and restaurants so you will surely enjoy your holiday. There are lots of employment opportunities for people who are thinking of moving to Waimea.

Waimea Big Island Listings

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$2,500,000

65-1350 KAWAIHAE RD, KAMUELA

This PUD/CPR is ready to be developed. Put in the roadway and sell the lots. Pro forma material available to for serious candidates.

  • MLS618266
  • Bldg.Ipu Place Subdivision
  • TenureFee Simple
  • Courtesy ofProperty Buyers Hawaii

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$1,695,000

65-1172 KAHAWAI ST, KAMUELA

Unique opportunity to purchase a large, very well built custom family home on 1.28 acres, in the heart of Waimea, near Sandalwood. Over 5,000 sf of living area, including...

  • Beds5
  • Baths3
  • MLS610407
  • TenureFee Simple
  • Courtesy ofMauna Kea Realty

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$1,365,000

65-1278 LAELAE RD, KAMUELA

To live in Waimea within the protective shadow of Puu Opelo and to reside at 65-1278 LaeLae St., pure joy and humble privilege as the current owners have experienced for ...

  • Beds3
  • Baths3
  • MLS618182
  • Bldg.Waimea Homesteads
  • TenureFee Simple
  • Courtesy ofElite Pacific Properties LLC - Waikoloa

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$1,299,000

65-1264 LINDSEY RD, KAMUELA

Waimea Parkside's newest and largest model, this Jacaranda model is a 2 story home with two bedroom suites downstairs and 2 bedrooms and one bath upstairs. Master suite d...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3
  • MLS617079
  • TenureFee Simple
  • Courtesy ofHawaii Life

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$1,225,500

65-1170 SPENCER RD, KAMUELA

Sited on a 10,058 sqft. lot, this 2005 fully custom home has 2,330 sqft. of living space comprised of 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, an extra-large 480 sqft. 2 car-garage ...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3
  • MLS610998
  • TenureFee Simple
  • Courtesy ofElite Pacific Properties LLC - Waikoloa

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