Mount Eden

As a place to live in, Mt Eden and the fringe areas of Sandringham and Balmoral are hotter than ever. Their rapidly rising values reflect that desirability.

Why are they so popular? There are many reasons. As more and more parents invest in their children’s education, school zones put a premium on the area. With high decile primary schools like Maungawhau Primary and Mt Eden Normal together with Balmoral School younger children’s education is covered together with three of New Zealand’s top high schools – Auckland Grammar School, Epsom Girls Grammar School and Mt Albert Grammar, a Co-ed school, parents are clamouring to get “in Zone”. Plus, there’s a host of great private schools nearby as well.

Proximity to the CBD, access to the motorways and all the fantastic recreational city and waterfront amenities is also a big factor. With ever-increasing petrol prices and traffic congestion, those who can afford to – especially business professionals and upwardly mobile younger families – opt to live in these central areas that make life easier. Great transport facilities including trains and buses take you where you want to be in minutes. Many leave their cars at home and walk to the myriad of cafes, restaurants, movie theatres and sports clubs or even Eden Park to watch the All Blacks battle it out.

In these well- established leafy suburbs, there are mostly charming character homes, bungalows and villas on bigger sections offering enticing playgrounds for families with plenty of room for a trampoline or pool. More recently, a handful of upmarket low-rise apartments and terraced housing adds an easy-care, lock up and leave alternative accommodation for both empty-nesters and the younger crowd.

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Mount Eden Village

Nestled under Mount Eden, ‘the village’ is the heart of the community and is a hugely popular destination for locals and visitors. Filled with boutiques, amazing cafés, award-winning restaurants, art galleries, bookstores and more, there is something for everyone!

Locals love the familiar feeling, it is a place where shop owners know your name and your coffee is underway before you complete your order. The architecture of the buildings reflects a time gone by and draws people in with a sense of community and belonging.

Pop in and say hi at our offices in the heart of the village; 474 Mount Eden Road.

Mount Eden Summit

Mt Eden (Maungawhau) is one of the most prominent volcanic cones in the Auckland region and offers simply stunning views over the city and harbour.

The summit of Mt Eden rises 196 metres or 643 feet above sea level. On a clear day, you can see many of Auckland’s popular attractions including the Sky Tower, the Auckland Harbour Bridge, the Waitakere Ranges and out to Rangitoto Island.

There is no vehicle access to the summit of Mount Eden, but you can walk to the top from our bus stop. The walk is approximately 300 metres long and will take around 10 minutes each way.

This is popular for locals and a great place to walk the dog!

Potters Park

This is a 3ha reserve on the corner of Balmoral and Dominion roads. Families use the park for play and relaxation.

The park has Auckland’s first water splash-pad, which is great for children of all ages. A well-equipped playground surrounds the splash pad, with an accessible toilet nearby.

There is a basketball court near the playground, a band rotunda and a learn to ride the track at the eastern end of the park.

The park is well connected with flat or gradually sloping paths. Most are accessible and suitable for prams and recreational cycling.

There are plenty of seats and picnic tables, and protected trees provide much-needed shade around the park.


The schools listed below are located in the suburb of Mount Eden. However, it is important to note that not all houses in Mount Eden 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. 

Mount Eden Normal

Years 0-6   |   Co-Educational   |   Website

Maungawhau Primary

Years 0-6   |   Co-Educational   |   Website

Ficino School

Years 0-8   |   Co-Educational   |   Website

Balmoral Primary & Intermediate School

Years 0-8   |   Co-Educational   |    Website

Auckland Normal Intermediate

Years 7-8   |   Co-Educational   |    Website

Kowhai Intermediate

Years7-8   |   Co-Educational   |   Website

Auckland Grammar School

Years 9-13   |   Boys   |   Website

Auckland Girls Grammar School

Years 9-13   |   Girls   |   Website

Mount Albert Grammar School

Years 9-13   |   Co-Educational   |   Website

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