South of Kona approx 25-30 miles, a quiet undeveloped area for the most part. Quite a distance from Kona, or from Hilo has kept this area the quietest in terms of population growth and economic growth. If you are looking for the undeveloped get away from it all spot. This could be for you. Most of the property available, however, is in a huge subdivision (Hawaiian Ocean View Est) which is bulldozed old lava fields for the most part, which does not have the greatest appeal. Other then this area, the property and homes on the market are limited, hence, even though far away from it all, prices are generally higher then Puna area. the principal subdivisions are mark twain set, green sands subdivision and discovery harbor. beautiful ag area above pahala (old sugar town) is called wood valley and is really a magical spot.