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Ocean-View Homesites with Farming, Ranching Potential

homes1023-1Appealing to buyers looking for a “change of pace and quiet, upcountry lifestyle,” Clark Realty Corporation has placed eight five-acre lots in Phase One of the Kona Uplands subdivision on the market at prices ranging from $415,000 to $475,000.

The 225-acre subdivision with 39 five-acre lots and one 10-acre lot is a development of Honolulu-based RHG, LLC. Located on the slopes of Hualalai at an elevation of 1,600 to 2,400 feet, the new ag-residential community overlooks the Kona coast and town of Kailua-Kona. Roads have been completed and utilities are in, including underground electricity and a private water system. The community will be gated and view channels preserved to ensure that all lots will overlook the ocean, some with 180 degree views. The property’s CC&Rs (Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions) also mandate maximum tree heights of 20 feet and one-acre building envelopes staggered down a gentle mountain slope. At least 51 percent of each residential ag lot must be dedicated to agricultural uses.

Located near the historic village of Holualoa in the “Kona Coffee Belt,” Kona Uplands is being developed in a region of the Big Island historically utilized for farming and ranching. King Kamehameha I maintained his own farm in this fertile area.

“If you love the Big Island and its agricultural heritage and lifestyle, Kona Uplands presents an ideal opportunity to live your dream,” said Vicky Carlson, a Realtor with Clark Realty Corporation. “The cool elevation supports both comfortable living and excellent conditions for a variety of crops — citrus, cacao and avocado, as well as coffee. This is also cattle country, and livestock and horses are permitted on the homesites. Above the development is a State Forest Preserve with more than 5,000 acres which can be accessed by trails.”
Carlson noted that the nearby historic plantation village of Holualoa has become an arts-oriented community that attracts both visitors and local residents with its galleries, coffee shops, restaurants, historic boutiques, quaint inns and cultural events. A general store and elementary school also are located in the village. The “Holualoa Village Coffee and Art Stroll” is a highlight of the annual Kona Coffee Festival. Additionally, Holualoa Village Association hosts the annual “Music and Light Festival” on the first Saturday in December and a monthly “Art After Dark” event.

Co-listing Realtor Rick Vidgen added that Kailua-Kona’s numerous options for shopping, dining and entertainment, as well as beaches and a boat harbor with charter fishing, are a short drive from the property.

For more information, Carlson and Vidgen can be reached at the Kona office of Clark Realty Corporation, exclusive broker for Kona Uplands, or log on to

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