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What’s it like to live in Auckland CBD?

Are you considering a move to Auckland CBD?

Last updated: 1 February 2023

Your home isn’t just a building. The area surrounding it plays a huge part in your day-to-day life, and that of your family – so you need to find the perfect fit.

Property viewings help you get a feel for individual homes, but how can you learn about a suburb as a whole? Well, in addition to walking its streets, this is a question of good old fashioned research.

To help you decide which is the best suburb in Auckland for your next home, we’ll be exploring some of the city’s commonly searched areas, so you can make up your mind on what’s right for you.

This time, we’re diving into the heart of Auckland CBD.

Auckland CBD ’s property landscape

Average Auckland CBD property prices:

For the six months to 31 December, 2022 Auckland CBD property prices* looked like this:

  • House: $1.18M
  • Townhouse: $1.17M
  • Apartment: $572k
  • Unit: $400k

Auckland CBD has plenty to offer its residents.

Life in Auckland CBD

You’re living in New Zealand’s biggest city. The bars, restaurants, shops, cinemas, museums and other attractions all within walking distance – what’s not to love? There are so many great activities and locations to choose from, but here are our top three picks:

  • The Sky Tower: you’ll see it well before you can pick out any other buildings on the Auckland skyline, and the views are all the more impressive from the top. For a truly special dining experience, Orbit 360° Dining at the top of the tower is a great way to see the city lit up at night.
  • Visit Rangitoto Island: Auckland City Ferry Terminal is your pathway to the beauty of the Hauraki Gulf. Perhaps the most obvious first stop is Rangitoto Island, the dormant volcano visible from the waterfront. Other popular destinations include decadent Waiheke Island and the natural beauty of reserves like Tiritiri Matangi.
  • Auckland Art Gallery: Culture vultures will love Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand’s largest art institution. As well as local Kiwi artists, you’ll find travelling international exhibitions, meaning there’s always something new to get your teeth into.

Getting around

It will come as no surprise that Auckland CBD is incredibly well connected, with bus, train and ferry services linking to the surrounding suburbs, and the inhabited islands out in the Hauraki Gulf.

If you want to know more about individual properties within Auckland CBD, use our homes.co.nz Property Insights. This interface allows you to view records, rateable values (RVs), estimates and recent sales for over 1.5 million NZ properties, as well as tracking how these values change over time.

*Average asking prices are taken from the listings started between 01 July 2022 and 31 December 2022 to reflect market trends.

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