Epsom is officially a true real estate hotspot, with one of the fastest rising median prices in New Zealand.
Key to that growth is a drive to get children into some of the countries most sort after school zones. These include Auckland Grammar School and Epsom Girls Grammar along with a host of excellent primary, intermediate and private schools.
Upper middle class families are lured by stately homes on large established gardens lined up along leafy streets. In recent years, many larger sections have been divided up for townhouses to cater for growing demand from urbanites. High quality, low rise terrace housing offers another option along the main arterial roads.
There’s never any shortage of people who want to live here so close to the prime shopping precinct of Broadway Newmarket where some of the finest boutiques jostle with great cafes, restaurants and galleries. Residents can avoid the roads by hopping on a bus or taking the train to Newmarket or Britomart downtown from Greenlane Station.
Whether it’s retail therapy or international cuisine you’re after, Epsom residents are well-served. There’s Greenwoods Corner in Epsom South and Great South Road as well as the shopping villages of Mt Eden and Remuera nearby…all only about 10 minutes away from the CBD and all of the waterfront’s recreational and foodie facilities.
Epsom also has plenty of sports clubs covering an array of codes and nearby Greenlane is home to the Auckland Racing Club which shares its patch with the Ellerslie Event Centre, the busiest exhibition centre in New Zealand and of course One Tree Hill itself.
The cheapest way to own a slice of Epsom is to buy a one or two bedroom unit. They start at around $500k and prices go all the way up to an average $10+ million for a grand mansion.
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Greenwoods Corner shopping village is made up of a collection of small enterprises: restaurants, cafés, and retail businesses. Located 7.3 kilometres from the Auckland CBD, and under the peak of One Tree Hill.
The village is a launching spot for exploring the area and popular for an array of experiences. From fine dining to boutique fashion, exercise to pampering, Greenwoods Corner offers a broad range of choice.
Take a walk, bike-ride or jog through nearby Cornwall Park, climb Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill or look towards the heavens at the Stardome Observatory and Planetarium.
Greenwoods Corner has a friendly local vibe and in recent times undergone further rejuvination with high end eateryies and fashion boutiques taking up residense.
Cornwall Park (One Tree Hill)
Cornwall Park and it’s neighbour, Maungakiekie/ One Tree Hill, are set on one of Auckland’s largest volcanoes.
Maungakiekie erupted more than 67,000 years ago, forming the cone hill shape (known as a scoria cone) that you see today. As a result, most of the rocks and soil of Cornwall Park are of volcanic origin.
For more than 100 years, Cornwall Park has captured the hearts of the public as a refuge of beauty and recreation in the heart of New Zealand’s largest city. Sir John Logan Campbell, gifted Cornwall Park to New Zealand in 1901.
This lovely urban park offers a place for relaxation, exercise and community gatherings. Ever-changing through the seasons, it is a beautiful place to experience nature in a heart of the bustling city.
Alexandra Park is a racecourse in the suburb of Epsom; It is the home of the Auckland Trotting Club.
The park consists of the Alexandra Park Raceway trotting track, conference centre and a high-end urban village.
Alexandra Park hosts many feature harness races throughout the year, including the Auckland Trotting Cup and the Rowe Cup, and is the home of the New Zealand Trotting Hall of Fame and museum.
The urban village is both a dynamic destination hub for visitors and a luxurious new residential home offering a compelling mix of architecture, people, promenades, al fresco dining, retail and commerce enmeshed with new parks, plazas and open space.
The schools listed below are located in the suburb of Epsom. However, it is important to note that not all houses in Epsom are zoned for these schools. It will depend on the enrolment map. To confirm boundaries or other details, and for assistance with enrolling, you should contact the school concerned.
Roayl Oak Intermediate School
Auckland Normal Intermediate
Auckland Grammar School
Years 9-13 | Boys | Website
Auckland Girls Grammar School
Years 9-13 | Girls | Website
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