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Family Life On The North Shore Of Kauai

Life on the North Shore of Kauai isn’t just for the rugged outdoor adventurer, towns like Haena and Hanalei are perfect for raising your family. Among the wild beauty of towering mountains and quiet sandy beaches, North Shore families enjoy their days together exploring the beaches, snorkeling, surfing and kayaking, hiking, visiting the botanical gardens, and even bird watching!

While the majestic North Shore of Kauai is full of adventures for a growing family, your family has access to all the conveniences of a family friendly community. Whether you live in Haena or Hanalei, shopping, schools, a library and medical care are within a short drive. Below are a few examples of each:


Excellent Schools:

Drive by the Hanalei School and your whole family will fall in love with the picturesque mountain backdrop. Hanalei School serves grades K-6. Public School students entering 7th-12th grade will attend Kapaa Middle or High School. Both schools offer bus service to and from the North Shore. For upcoming middle and high school students, good news is on the horizon! In the next 3-5 years, the Namahana Charter School is projected to open. This school will be located in Kilauea and serve North Shore middle and high school students. Private school options are also available to North Shore residents with St. Catherine School (K-8),  Island School (K-12), and Kauai Christian Academy (K-12). In addition, the North Shore community has access to an excellent public library, Princeville Library.


For everyday necessities, North Shore families have several nearby options. In Hanalei, there is the Hanalei Harvest Market, providing a wide selection of health foods and products. Hanalei also has a well stocked Big Save on the north side of town. For the full supermarket experience, the Princeville Foodland has everything your home needs from kitchen cookware to beach umbrellas to ono poke bowls from the deli.

Urgent Care:

The Makana North Shore Urgent Care facility, located in Princeville, is open 24/7, and has an onsite lab and X-ray suite. If the unexpected happens, help is only a short drive away! Top notch veterinary care: Even your family pet has 24/7 on-call emergency service available within a quick drive. The Kauai North Shore Animal Clinic in Kilauea provides regular and emergency service for large and small animals.


Is Hanalei, or even Haena, sounding more and more like the perfect place to raise your family?

If so, then it’s time to give Kauai Dreams a call! We have your perfect North Shore dream home for you and your family.

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