All the extra time we’ve spent in our own neighbourhoods the last couple of years has shown us that life is better when you love the place you’re in. Things like easy access to nature and friendly neighbours can make a big difference to our quality of life. Northcote is already blessed with beautiful beaches, green spaces and a vibrant community - and significant investment in its parks, walkways and town centre is set to make it even better. No wonder locals love this place.

Here’s what Northcote locals love about their place

“It’s great being so close to the beach and parks”

Living in Northcote, you’re never far from the beach or parks. It’s just 10 minutes from Takapuna beach, and there are over 90 parks, playgrounds and reserves in and surrounding Northcote, including the new upgraded Greenslade Reserve set to open this year. Te Ara Awataha, a new ‘living’ greenway, will soon link parks to neighbourhood streets, the town centre and schools. And all this is only 15 minutes from the CBD.

“The food!”

Northcote is a culturally rich neighbourhood with a famously diverse food scene. In the bustling town centre, you’ll find visitors from all over Auckland sitting alongside locals enjoying everything from traditional dumplings, to murtabak (curry-stuffed pancakes), to Korean charcoal barbeque. Five minutes’ walk from the town centre, you’ll find the hugely popular Beer Spot, a craft beer enthusiast’s nirvana, complemented by a rotating cast of top shelf food trucks.

“It’s super family friendly”

This is a place that kids love too. They’re spoilt for choice when it comes to places to blow off some steam, such as Onepoto Domain with its impressive ‘learn to ride’ bike paths, adventure playground and bush walks. Parents love that there are five schools and an early learning centre within walking distance, as well as a library, community centre and art gallery.

More homes you’ll love coming soon!

Beautiful, comfortable, high quality homes

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. Watch the video to see what Northcote residents love about their new homes.


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Northcote is one of six suburbs being regenerated by Kāinga Ora. 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. To explore all six, click here.