At home in the heart of it all
Just a stone’s throw from Takapuna Beach in one direction and downtown Auckland in the other, Northcote is right in the heart of the action. This fantastic little central neighbourhood is undergoing a major regeneration, bringing more places to play, more green spaces, and a revitalised town centre. Significant investment is being made in Northcote’s infrastructure, so that it will continue to serve its growing population well, and ensuring this area is resilient to the challenges posed by our changing climate.
Featured homes
Family homes, first homes for first home buyers, and forever homes for upsizers or downsizers – there are all sorts of beautiful high quality homes for sale in Northcote. Here’s a sample of what’s for sale right now.
Thomas' story
Thomas moved into his first home in Northcote - a two bedroom, 1.5 bathroom KiwiBuild terrace by Universal Homes - in September 2021.

“I’d been looking for a home to buy, but the market was crazy. I work in an architectural field and I know Universal Homes is solid - I saw they had KiwiBuild homes so I applied. It was actually a really quick turnaround.”

Although he was looking at homes for sale in multiple areas of Auckland, in the end Thomas decided Northcote was the right place for him.

“It’s a great spot” says Thomas. “It’s just 15 minutes to my work in the city. On the weekends my girlfriend and I sometimes ‘borrow’ her parent’s dog for a walk on Takapuna beach, which is super close. And it’s not bad having the Beerspot as my local!”

For Thomas, his new terrace home in Northcote is the perfect fit. “I'm in a townhouse, and I’m a fan of two levels. When you have a two-storey home, you end up with more storage, which just makes life easier. Storage is key! The space and the layout is great.”

There are five houses in Thomas’ row of terraces, and he’s gotten to know all of his neighbours. “They’re really friendly. We always stop for a chat when we see each other.”

Speaking about his buyer journey, Thomas had this to say: “The buying process was all quite simple. Universal had great communication, everything was as expected, and there were no surprises which was really good.”

His advice for other would-be KiwiBuild buyers? “Just do it. There’s a bit of admin involved, but it’s not too hard. It’s so worth it to get into your own home.”
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“Just do it. It’s so worth it to get into your own home.”
Thomas moved into his first home in Northcote - a two bedroom, 1.5 bathroom KiwiBuild terrace by Universal Homes - in September 2021.
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At home in nature
Living in Northcote, you’re never far from nature. It’s just 10 minutes from Takapuna beach, and there are over 90 parks, playgrounds and reserves in and surrounding the neighbourhood. The newly-completed Te Ara Awataha, a ‘living greenway’, follows the path of a native plant-lined awa (stream). It provides a peaceful, scenic off-road route between Northcote’s parks, neighbourhood streets, town centre and schools.
Home of good food
You won’t have to go far for a quality bite in the Northcote. In the bustling town centre, you’ll find visitors from all over Auckland sitting alongside locals enjoying everything from traditional dumplings, to hand-pulled noodles, to Korean charcoal barbeque. And hip new eateries like Rollers, Glasshouse Cafe, and Beerspot are springing up in all corners of the neighbourhood.
A home you’ll love
New homes at Northcote Development are architecturally designed; with intelligent floor plans that maximise space and light, open plan living and an easy flow to outdoor areas. Their use of high quality, low maintenance materials mean you can spend your weekends enjoying everything the Northcote neighbourhood has to offer, instead of DIY-ing.
Explore more Kāinga Ora-led developments like Northcote
Northcote is one of six neighbourhoods currently being regenerated by Kāinga Ora in Auckland and surrounding areas. Significant investment is being poured into each to build on their strengths and prepare them for growth. Together with our partners and local communities, we’re building homes and upgrading streets, infrastructure, walkways, parks and town centres - so you can be confident you’re buying in a place you’ll love to live in for years to come. Click below to explore all six.
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