Your Handy Guide to the Eastern Suburbs and the Best Streets, Schools, Food and Amenities

So you are looking to buy a beautiful home in Orakei, Mission Bay, Kohimarama, St Heliers, Glendowie, St Johns, Stonefields, Meadowbank, Wai-O-Taiki Bay, Glen Innes or Remuera? You have come to just the right place. I have specific expertise in selling and buying homes in these areas and I would love to help you.

Introduction to Auckland

Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and the centre of the country’s retail and commercial activities. Approximately 401,500 people live within the city boundary and 1.6 million in the greater Auckland area, which is more than one third of New Zealand’s population. This proportion is predicted to increase to 39% by 2043, when the population could reach 2.4 million.

Auckland City is built on a narrow isthmus between two harbours – the Manukau and the Waitemata – and is surrounded by 11 dormant volcanoes and numerous picturesque islands. Auckland City is also known as the “City of Sails” because of the great number of yachts that sail in the harbours and the adjoining Hauraki Gulf.

Auckland’s amazingly diverse geography and (generally) warm, humid climate has inspired a lifestyle that is regularly ranked in the world’s top ten. In just half an hour, you can be enjoying a myriad of life experiences: sailing to an island, trekking through the lush rainforest, sampling wines at a vineyard or wandering a wild, black sand surf beach. What else can you possibly ask for? This is why Auckland consistently ranks high on quality-of-life rankings

Auckland consists of four major areas: Auckland CBD, East Auckland, South Auckland, West Auckland and the Eastern Suburbs (which consists of the traditional Eastern Bays and its inner suburbs). 

Introduction to the Eastern Suburbs

The Eastern Suburbs consist of the following: 

  • ‘traditional’ Eastern Bays – Orakei, Mission Bay, Kohimarama, St Heliers, Glendowie
  • St Johns
  • Stonefields
  • Meadowbank
  • Wai-O-Taiki Bay
  • Glen Innes
Given its proximity to the city and the beaches, the Eastern Suburbs have long been a much loved neighbourhood for many.  With many top notch amenities from popular schools, libraries and cafes and low crime rates, it is no wonder that people often stay longer in the Eastern Suburbs than other parts of Auckland, with very low turnover of houses compared to other areas. A strong testament to the pulling power and attractiveness of the Eastern Suburbs to many homeowners indeed.

Wondering where are the best places to stay in the Eastern Suburbs that will suit your lifestyle, budget and family needs? Read on for the handy guides to each suburb! 

Ruoxi Wang, Eastern Suburbs' Specialist, ray white, orakei, mission bay, kohimarama, st heliers, st johns, glendowie, top real estate agent
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