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Where you live has a surprisingly big impact on your health and happiness – so say a whole range of recent studies into the relationship between our neighbourhood and our wellbeing. Read on to find out why Hobsonville Point makes it easy for you to live your happiest, healthiest, best life.
In “The Blue Zones of Happiness,” Dan Buettner wrote about pockets of the world where people live longer, happier, healthier lives. These places have lots of green spaces; it is easy to keep fit just going about your everyday life; and they have good access to high quality, fresh food.
Another study shows that close friendships, even more than family attachments, are key to health and happiness. Authors of an Oxford University research paper found that living near your local watering hole can make you significantly happier. The ‘regulars’ they studied had more friends, better life satisfaction, and were more likely to drink in moderation than the control group.
Study author, Professor Robin Dunbar, said: "Friendship and community are probably the two most important factors influencing our health and wellbeing. Given the increasing tendency for our social life to be online rather than face-to-face, having relaxed accessible venues where people can meet old friends and make new ones becomes ever more necessary."
Hobsonville Point is a peninsula, so it’s all but surrounded by water. Lots of the homes have water views and all residents are never more than a few minutes’ walk from the coast. There’s something very soothing about living in a neighbourhood where the harbour comes into view regularly as you go about your daily life. It gives you a little lift.
Kids a little louder than you’d like? Work winding you up? When you live at Hobsonville Point you can get out for a walk and tap into the calming effects of nature. The township is spoilt for parks (26 ha of public green space, all told) and the 5km coastal walkway connects them all. Makes it easy to get your heart rate up in a good way.
Little Creatures microbrewery welcomes you with open arms. Truly, this has got to be the friendliest place for a drink in Auckland. It won’t be long before everyone knows your name. But it’s not all about beer. The waterfront now has six distinct eateries (including Little Creatures, which is a restaurant too), from a gourmet fish and chippery to an elegant contemporary bistro, so you can pick a dining experience to suit your mood.
Catalina Bay Farmers Market supplies Hobsonville Point residents with farm-fresh food five days a week. Yes, there’s a supermarket at Hobsonville village so if you run out of dishwasher powder you’re covered, but more importantly, who wouldn’t want the opportunity to pick up the makings of a salad or a fillet of salmon as they step off the ferry on the way home from work? Finding time to do the shopping is the hardest part of cooking at home, so living here makes eating well easy.
days-a-week Farmers Market
of residents say Hobsonville Point is a great place to live
day-a-week ferry service to the city
kilometre coastal walkway
hectares of parks and reserve
Our information centre at 1 Hasting Street (behind Catalina Cafe) is open daily from 10am-4pm. Pop in to see a model of Hobsonville Point and get oriented. Or book an appointment with our friendly information centre manager, who can give you an overview of the different neighbourhoods and builder partners, and answer any questions about buying at Hobsonville Point.