Surprise! Kauai's northshore was not the fastest growing part of the island, as development boomed during the last decade.
The 2010 Census data are just out, and Kapa`a is the clear winner in the home-building race, with Puhi close behind.
Of course, Puhi's boundaries were extended to include Grove Farm's new housing development.
Yet, the new housing in Kapa`a is all infill, and its share of island housing grew from 16% to 17% over this decade.
In fact, there were more new homes built in Kapa`a than Princeville and Kilauea combined.
Moreover, if you throw in the other Eastside towns, Wailua Houselots and Homesteads, this area saw more than one-third of all home-building on island.
More density within existing towns is a "smart growth" thang. Yeah us!