The city of Puhi, Hawaii is located on the island of Kaua’i, better known as the Garden Isle in the State of Hawaii. Puhi sits just south of Lihue on the east side or south shore of Kaua’i, which is the oldest of the Hawaiian Islands. Puhi is fairly small in comparison to the surrounding cities with a population over 1300. Median incomes are approximately $50,000 with a mixture of house styles occupied by owners.
Historically the lands of Puhi were used for the planting of sugarcane, owned and operated by agents of the America Factors, Ltd., which incorporated in 1918 and took over the business from Hackfield and Company, which was established in 1849. 10 acres in Puhi were donated by America Factors, Ltd., now known as AMFAC for the Island School, located behind the Kaua’i Community College and can be found in the Puhi, Hawaii yellow pages.
Island School was relocated to the Puhi campus in 1990s, survived Hurricane Iniki in 1992 and reopened classes in less than 2 weeks, with the campus being fully restored by 1994. Island School is a private educational school, teaching pre-kindergarten to twelve grade high school. The school is proud to have students continuing the study of higher education at some of the most prestigious colleges on the mainland; such as Yale, MIT, Purdue and of course the University of Hawai’i. Hawaiian studies are part of the school’s curriculum including the Hawaiian language, history and music of the culture. Check the Puhi, Hawaii business directory for more information.
Annual weather conditions in Puhi are an average of mid 75 degrees throughout the year, with maximums reaching 80 and lower temperature at 70 degrees. Precipitation in inches is approximately 40 for the year with humidity at 73 percent and average wind gusts at about 12 mph. The Hawaiian translation of Puhi is “blow”, fitting for the gust of winds moving across the land.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan