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Just started your family, or planning on it? Check out the warm, modern, high quality 2-3 bedroom homes on offer at Hobsonville Point - including the Axis Series of more affordable homes, available by ballot.
Many of us want the same kind of freedom for our kids that we had when we were growing up. The kind of childhood where they can bike to their friends’ houses on their own, or play outside until they’re called in for dinner. It might sound like hopeless nostalgia, but you’ll find a place where this is possible, only twenty minutes from the CBD of our biggest city. Hobsonville Point is blessed with a close-knit community, a generous patchwork of shared natural spaces, safe streets - and kids roaming free.
Ninety-five percent of residents at Hobsonville Point report having frequent positive contact with their neighbours, a reflection of the way the suburb has been designed and built to promote community interaction. That means it's easy to make friends locally - which is important because we know from research we're happier and safer that way. People here keep an eye out for each other, and as a result, 90% of them say Hobsonville Point is a safe place for children to play outside unsupervised.
That’s double the national average. This is no accident, as Hobsonville Point has been carefully designed to prioritise pedestrians and cyclists. There are shared streets, dedicated cycle ways, and a 5km coastal walkway loop that allows locals to walk or bike ‘off road’ between homes and schools, parks, shops, restaurants and the ferry landing. There’s even a special ‘play street’ that incorporates fun, kid-friendly features along the most popular walking route to the local primary school.
Hobsonville Point School and Hobsonville Point Secondary School work together to create an easy transition for students moving from primary to secondary education. There’s also a new Early Learning Centre and a Bear Park daycare based in a beautifully restored historic homestead. Local schools mean that children growing up at the Point are likely to spend less time in cars (or on the school bus) and can make friends in their own community. Older ‘kids’ can catch the frequent ferry or bus services to university campuses in the CBD and Albany.
Hobsonville Point’s neighbourhoods have smaller backyards than many Auckland suburbs. This is by design, to ensure it’s an easy walk to everything. ‘Hobby Pointers’ use the massive 26ha of wild open parks, award-winning playgrounds and shared community spaces, and say they enjoy having the weekends to spend with family, rather than maintaining their property.
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
kilometres of coastal paths
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high quality schools and early learning centres
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minutes to the CBD on the ferry