Streets that are in close proximity to the St Heliers village (with lots of amenities) or the beach (e.g. The Parade, Tamaki Drive, Cliff Road) are extremely popular as people enjoy being just a short flat walk to the gorgeous scenery.
Streets that are on the ridges and have houses commanding stunning views (such as Towai St, Challenger St, Parkside St, Hanene St, Springcombe Rd, Devore St, Brilliant St, Woodside Cres, Lammermoor Dr and Glen Atkinson Ave) are also exceptionally popular and naturally command higher prices. Many of these houses are multi-million dollars homes, and many come with pools and/or tennis courts.
As St Heliers is seen as a desirable neighbourhood to live in, it will be further developed to accommodate more families who wish to live here. Under the Auckland Unitary plan, more than 60% of the land in this suburb is zoned Mixed Housing Suburban and more than 20% is zoned Mixed Housing Urban so you would expect full sections to be less common and obviously more valuable.