The Island of Hawaii, more commonly known as the Big Island, is the most geographically diverse of the Hawaiian Islands. You can find 11 of the world's 13 climate zones on this island, ranging from tropical rainforest to periglacial.
The Big Island was formed by five volcanoes. Two of the five remain active today, Mauna Loa and Kilauea, the most active volcano in the world which has erupted almost non-stop since 1983. Mauna Kea, the largest volcano, is dormant. Kohala is a smaller extinct volcano on the island's northwestern tip and Kualalai is on the west coast.
Waikoloa, on West Hawaii's Kohala Coast, is located at the base of Mauna Kea, about 20 minutes from Kailua-Kona. A resort town and master-planned community, it is known for grand resorts, golf courses and beaches. Kailua-Kona and Hilo are the Big Island's two major cities, each with its own airport.
Kailua-Kona, which is known locally as "Kona", is warm and sunny. Historically, Hawaiian royalty lived here because of the ideal weather. The first missionaries who arrived in Hawaii built homes and churches here. Today Kailua-Kona is a major seaport for the island. Hilo, on the east coast, is cooler and has historically been the center for trade.
Hilo continues to be a primary center for business and shopping and is a
popular tourist destination.
- Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
- Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
- Hapuna State Beach Park
Kings' Shops at Waikoloa Beach Resort
250 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, HI 96738
Queens' MarketPlace at Waikoloa Beach Resort
69-201 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, HI 96738
Waikoloa Highlands Shopping Center
68-1845 Waikoloa Road, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738
KTA Super Stores (formerly Waikoloa Village Market
68-3916 Paniolo Avenue, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738
Towne Realty began building in Hawaii in the mid-1970's, under Towne
Development of Hawaii, Inc. (Towne Hawaii), and developed projects primarily
for the federal government. These projects consisted of classified
communications facilities in Haiku and Barber's Point along with housing
projects at the Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station, Aliamanu Crater, Schofield
and Hickam Air Force Base.
Towne quickly expanded, and have completed the following residential projects:
- Ali'i Heights Mauka
- Sunset Ridge Makai
- 17th Fairway Villas
- Keauhou View Estates
- Ali'i Heights (Unit 1)
- The Shores I and II
- Milo Court at Kehalani
- Akolea at Kehalani
- Koa at Kehalani
- The Good Home (Koa at Kehalani)
- Ke Ali'i Ocean Villas
- 'Iliahi at Kehalani
- Ohia at Kehalani I
- Ohia at Kehalani II
- Moana Estates
- Launani Valley on Oahu