Looking for a quality first home, or somewhere modern, light and airy you can lock up and leave to travel? These edgy, sleek, secure apartments are easy care, low maintenance and situated alongside the coastal walkway.
Apartment living is growing in popularity in Auckland as more people choose compact homes over hefty mortgages, and vibrant neighbourhoods over big backyards. Hobsonville Point is a masterplanned township that’s been designed with apartment lovers in mind. Here you’ll find apartments for people of all ages and stages, complemented with extensive green spaces, walkable neighbourhoods and a vibrant hospitality scene.
Apartment living at Hobsonville Point is increasingly appealing to people of all ages and stages. Minimalist millennials say they enjoy having more time and money to spend on experiences, instead of filling a big house with ‘stuff’. Growing families love the proximity to great schools and clever designs that happily accommodate kids and pets. Jetsetting downsizers value being able to ‘lock up and leave’ on a moment’s notice.
The trick to loving apartment life is choosing the right suburb - one that more than makes up for a lack of a private backyard. Hobsonville Point has been carefully planned to provide plentiful green space (26ha to be exact). No apartment is more than a couple of minutes’ walk to a natural reserve, gorgeous landscaped park or a playground for the kids. That’s in addition to a 5km coastal walkway, art trail and a waterfront farmers market.
Apartments bring a higher concentration of people to an area, which makes local businesses more viable. That’s why in the world’s most beloved neighbourhoods, you’ll find a greater number of apartments, and more vibrant cafes and bars. It’s easier to be sociable when you can stroll to your local to meet friends for a drink, instead of driving across town to a suburban lounge room. Hobsonville Point already has a flourishing hospitality scene, especially down on the waterfront, which you’ll find buzzing with sociable citizens seven days a week.
Apartments are generally more affordable than standalone homes - especially when you consider what you’re getting for your money. Apartments at Hobsonville Point are architecturally designed, and are built to a high standard with quality materials by leading building companies. They’re also much cheaper to run, because they’re warm, weathertight and energy efficient. As a result, Hobsonville Point households spend around $550 per year less on power and water than the Auckland average.
The best way to get a feel for Hobsonville Point is to start at the Information Centre at 1 Hasting Street (behind Catalina Café). Claire (pictured) or one of the other friendly staff members can give you an overview of the neighbourhood highlights, answer any questions you might have about buying at Hobsonville Point, and help you get oriented. Pick up an Explore map while you’re there, which will show you how to get to the coastal walkway, playgrounds, art trail, and farmers market and waterfront restaurants at Catalina Bay.
of residents say Hobsonville Point is a great place to live
minutes to the CBD by ferry
less on power and water than the Auckland average
of residents rate the quality of local cafes, shops, parks and streets as good/very good
of parks and reserves
of residents have positive contact with their neighbours