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Maui Real Estate Q & A - What's Mauka and Makai?

Maui Real Estate Q & A - What's Mauka and Makai?

When reading listing remarks for Maui properties for sale, you might come across the terms MAUKA and MAKAI.  What do they mean, and what does it have to do with real estate?

You know how you would direct somebody to the north or south, and to east or west... well here in Hawaii we also direct people to mauka or makai.

Maui home for sale - Mauka side of the street

MAUKA - this refers to the mountain, in the direction of the mountain or land mass.

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looking towards the ocean - makai

MAKAI - this refers to the sea (Kai), in the direction of the sea or ocean.

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So whether a home is on the makai side of the street, or the mauka side of the street can make a big difference.  Makai of the highway will generally be more expensive real estate, because it's closer to the ocean. 

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Comment balloon 5 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • November 16 2009 09:37PM

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When you were a little girl didyou ever have any idea you'd be living in paradise one day? :-)

Posted by Liz Moras Migic, Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor almost 10 years ago

When you were a little girl didyou ever have any idea you'd be living in paradise one day? :-)

Posted by Liz Moras Migic, Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor almost 10 years ago

Hello Georgina.  Thank you very much for teaching me Hawaiian!!! 

Posted by Mark Lebkuchner / Home Loan Specialist almost 10 years ago

Georgina- Very cool! I love Hawaiian and have forgotten much of it since being gone for so long:) 

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) almost 10 years ago

Liz - not really - but I knew there was a big wide world out there and I was going to explore it!

Mark - you're welcome, and there will be more to come.

Katerina - I'm glad I could bring back somd fond memories!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 10 years ago

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