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You're a Homeowner on The Garden Isle of Kaua`i, Hawaii

Census Bureau Stats // Education // History

Whether you own Kaua`i real estate or are getting ready to buy a home, condo or property on Kauai, here's some background information on Hawaii's beautiful "Garden Island."

Enjoy Kauai beachesMajestic and mountainous, the Garden Island touts the greatest number of beaches per mile of coastline of all the Hawaiian islands. All the beaches on Kaua`i are open to the public. So, hop in the car and visit the north shore's Tunnels (Makua) Beach, Lumaha`i Beach, or Ke`e beach. Or head south to Poipu's Shipwreck Beach or Poipu Beach Park. Just bask in the sun and relax. In its 554 square miles, Kaua'i offers the best in snorkeling, scuba-diving, surfing, golfing, mountain biking and so much more.

Kaua`i is home to the wettest spot on earth. Known as Mount Wai`ale`ale (rippling waters), this spot receives an average of 440 inches of rain per year. It is this moisture that makes the vibrant and tropical plant life thrive, which in turns gives Kaua`i it's reputation as The Garden Island.

U.S. Census Bureau Statistics for Kaua`i County, Hawaii

Population, 2007 estimate = 62,828
Land area (year 2000) = 622 square miles
Persons per square mile (year 2000) = 93.9
Housing units available (year 2007) = 29,123
Homeownership rate (year 2000)  = 61.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau: State & County QuickFacts. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/15/15007.html

Education on Kaua`i

Public Schools: In 2002, Kauai schools performed well academically. According to Superintendent Daniel Hamada, all schools are currently focuses on ensuring that each student receives a good, standard-based education. "Kauai schools are very much an integral part of this community," he explained. Kauai has 10 elementary schools, 3 middle schools and 3 high schools. To find out more, log onto the Department of Education's Web site at www.doe.k12.hi.us

Kaua`i Public Schools include:

  • North Shore: Hanalei Elementary School (K-6) (808) 826-4300; Kilauea Elementary School (K-6) (808) 828-1212
  • East Shore: Kapaa Elementary (K-6) (808) 821-4424; Kapaa Middle School (6-8) (808) 821-4460; Kapaa High School (9-12) (808) 821-4400; Kauai High & Intermediate School (6-12) (808) 274-3160; Kaumuali`i Elementary School (K-5) (808)-241-3150; Wilcox Elementary School (K-6) (808) 274-3150; Island School (Pre-K-12) (808) 246-0333
  • South Shore: Kalaheo Elementary School (K-5) (808) 332-6801; Koloa School (K-6) (808) 742-8460
  • West Shore: Eleele Elementary School (K-6) (808) 335-2111; Kekaha Elementary School (K-6) (808) 337-7655; Waimea Canyon Elementary & Int. School (K-8) (808) 338-6830; Waimea High School (9-12) (808) 338-6800
Additional Public School information may be accessed at GreatSchools.net

Independent Schools: Kauai's private school community is comprised of four independent schools and four parochial schools, some of which participate as members of the Hawai`i Association of Independent Schools (www.hais.org). Some of the schools are the Island School, grades Pre-K-12; Kula Elementary (K-6); and the Kauai Christian Academy, Grades K-12.

Kaua`i Community College (KCC) is part of the University of Hawai`i system. Founded as a vocational school in 1928, it now offers courses in business, liberal arts, hospitality, culinary arts, autobody & automotive technology and more. For additional information on courses & enrollment, visit www.kauai.hawaii.edu

Source: Kauai Data Book, 2007-08, Published by H&S Publishing.

Kaua`i - The Oldest Hawaiian Island

Kayak Kauai's Na Pali CoastKaua'i is the oldest of the populated Hawaiian islands. If you've bought a home on Kauai or are preparing to own Kauai real estate, you'll be one of over 70,000 residents. Kaua'i was first inhabited by the Marquesans who sailed here from Polynesia in 400 A.D. In 1000 A.D., the Tahitians discovered the island's beauty and overpowered the Marquesans. Many of the plant life you see on the island was brought here by the Polynesians.

It wasn't until the 1700s that westerners came to the island. The one you've probably heard about the most was Captain James Cook. He landed two large ships - a sight never seen by Hawaiians before - on the west coast of the island in Waimea Bay in 1778. These Englishmen traded trinkets for food and learned about the local culture from their Hawaiian hosts.

Kauai's Waimea CanyonSome historians now believe, contrary to popular opinion, that Capt. Cook was not the first European to discover these islands. It is thought that the Spanish navigator Gaetan was blown off course while traveling to Mexico in 1542. He marked these islands on his charts, but finding no treasures (like gold or silver), he never bothered to return here. Delve deep into Kauai's culture and history when you visit such landmarks as the Waioli Mission House in Hanalei, the Kaua`i Museum in Lihue or the Grove Farm Homestead.

When Paradise is Calling You, Call Kauai Realtor, Debra Jason

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If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact Kauai Realtor-Associate and Accredited Buyer's Rep, Debra Jason at (808) 635-8031.  Or e-mail her at dajason[dot]kauaihawaii-realestate[dot]com with your "wish list"

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