Waimea & Kekaha

Waimea & Kekaha

Experience a sunny, laid-back lifestyle rich in history, where beautiful sunsets paint the sky, embodying the local charm.

Westside's Historical Heart

Waimea, alongside Kekaha, offers a unique glimpse into Kaua‘i's west side, where the legacy of the sugar industry and a robust sense of community continue to define its character. The Kekaha Sugar Mill, once the region's agricultural nucleus, shaped the development of Kekaha from employment to utilities. Despite the mill's closure in 2000, its impact lingers in the town's heritage, complemented by tales of Hawai‘i's only train robbery, adding a touch of Wild West to Kaua‘i's history.

Community Legacy

In both Waimea and Kekaha, the spirit of generations who worked at the sugar mill still influences the towns, maintaining a close-knit community vibe. The story of Kaua‘i's unique train robbery, inspired by Western films, remains a testament to the adventurous spirit that pervades the area. Today, these towns serve as gateways to natural wonders like Waimea Canyon and Kōkeʻe State Park, offering a blend of historical richness and outdoor beauty.

Living Amidst History

Life in Waimea and Kekaha is deeply enriched by their storied pasts, from the agricultural heritage to tales of daring escapades. These communities continue to thrive, offering residents and visitors a chance to partake in a lifestyle that celebrates both their natural surroundings and their unique historical narratives.

Architectural and Real Estate Heritage

The architectural landscape of Waimea and Kekaha reflects their plantation history, with homes and community buildings mirroring a bygone era. The transition from sugar plantations to a diverse community has led to a real estate market that values simplicity, history, and connection to the stunning westside environment.

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Overview for Waimea & Kekaha, HI

2,630 people live in Waimea & Kekaha, where the median age is 42.9 and the average individual income is $32,964. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

42.9 years

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Around Waimea & Kekaha, HI

There's plenty to do around Waimea & Kekaha, 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 Bb’s Kauai, Aloha Shave Ice, and Gabe's Ice Candy.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.81 miles 26 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.46 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.89 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.43 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.81 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.98 miles 30 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Waimea & Kekaha, HI

Waimea & Kekaha has 951 households, with an average household size of 2.77. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Waimea & Kekaha do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,630 people call Waimea & Kekaha home. The population density is 1,712.7 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

49.66 / 50.34%

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