Home of the county seat of Kaua‘i, serves as the island's retail, administrative, commercial, and cultural hub.

Welcome to Līhu‘e

Vibrant Hub of Kaua‘i

Immerse yourself in Līhu‘e, the dynamic center of Kaua‘i and the heart of its governmental, medical, and travel services. From important municipal services to essential daily needs like healthcare and transportation via Līhuʻe Airport, Līhu‘e stands as a comprehensive service hub. Beyond its practical offerings, Līhu‘e is also Kaua‘i's primary port, a shopping and industry nucleus, and a provider of a spectrum of housing and vacation stay options, catering to both luxury seekers and those preferring more economical choices.

Local Lifestyle

Līhuʻe offers a lifestyle of unparalleled convenience, from cultural engagements at the Kaua‘i Museum and Grove Farm Homestead to premium golfing experiences at Hōkūala and Puakea. Adventure awaits at the ʻAlekoko Fish Pond and Nāwilwili Harbor, with its array of water sports. For surfers, Kalapakī Bay presents ideal conditions for riding the waves.

Dining & Shopping

Explore Līhuʻe's rich culinary landscape, from casual delights at Fish Express to exquisite dishes at Hualani's Restaurant located at Timbers Resort.  Experience beachfront dining at Duke's on the Beach, or enjoy the long-standing favorites of Hamura Saimin and Tip Top Bakery. Don't miss the delectable treats at Chef Orly's Orly Patisserie Kaua‘i, and for a refreshing smoothie, Aloha ‘Aina Juice beckons.
Shopping thrives at Kukui Grove, Līhuʻe's premier retail destination, housing a variety of stores from Target to Ross's, alongside essential services like banking, Costco, Home Depot, and Wal-Mart, ensuring access to all necessities.

Real Estate Opportunities

The real estate landscape in Līhuʻe is diverse, offering everything from cost-effective homes to opulent vacation properties. Architectural designs range from classic tract homes and condominiums to plantation-style residences and modern villas by the sea, offering a wide selection to meet various tastes and budgets.
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Overview for Līhu‘e, HI

8,371 people live in Līhu‘e, where the median age is 45.2 and the average individual income is $38,632. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

45.2 years

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Around Līhu‘e, HI

There's plenty to do around Līhu‘e, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Paulie's Pineapple Phrosty's, Burritos of Kauai, and Mana on Wheels.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 4.41 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.07 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.85 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.14 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.05 miles 26 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Līhu‘e, HI

Līhu‘e has 2,603 households, with an average household size of 3.15. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Līhu‘e do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,371 people call Līhu‘e home. The population density is 1,122.15 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

47.8 / 52.2%

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Schools in Līhu‘e, HI

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The following schools are within or nearby Līhu‘e. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Elsie H Wilcox Elementary School
PreK - 5th
Kauai High School
9th - 12th

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