Birkenhead Area

 

 August 2017 - August 2018

Median Sale Price

 
 

Number of Houses Sold

Median Days to Sell


all data is sourced from REINZ


TOP 20 SALES LAST MONTH

NUMBER ROAD NAME SALE PRICE LAND AREA FLOOR AREA BEDROOMS
5 Palmerston Rd $4,100,000 1093 271 5
221-225 Hinemoa St $2,900,000 474 443 3
69 Pupuke Rd $2,800,000 8182 220 5
171 Queen St $2,665,000 998 334 6
19 Inkster St $2,064,000 612 248 4
94 Mokoia Rd $2,029,200 736 150 3
22 Alfred St $1,800,000 0 150 4
2 Alfred St $1,756,000 579 210 4
15a Glade Pl $1,700,000 811 180 3
28 Palmerston Rd $1,600,000 0 260 4
25 Maritime Tce $1,600,000 663 230 4
5 King St $1,595,000 577 140 3
14 Sunnybrae Rd $1,495,000 0 152 2
20 Heaton Gr $1,475,000 865 260 4
3 Willow Ave $1,400,000 790 420 3
62 College Rd $1,355,000 840 90 3
13 Catrina Ave $1,190,000 830 170 4
130 Coronation Rd $1,160,000 670 240 5
81 Sylvan Ave $1,160,000 0 0 4
84 Porritt Ave $1,142,000 663 210 3

The Area

The Birkenhead area is located on the edge of the Waitemata Harbour, four kilometers Northwest of the Auckland City Centre. Chelsea Heritage Park is a great place to head to for a morning or evening walk or to simply take the family for a picnic and enjoy the heritage the area as to offer.

A popular place to go for shopping is the Highbury Shopping Centre. Surrounding Birkenhead are several great cafes and restaurants.  Some good cafes are Ravenhill Café and Fika With Me. If you are looking for something for dinner, you could try Mulan and for dessert try Dutch Delight.

If you are looking for schooling, you've got Birkenhead College and Verran Primary School. 

 

The History

Birkenhead has come along way from being named "wild and bleak" by the New Zealand Herald back in 1883. This was because it was isolated from the city of Auckland by the harbour and had a very small population. This all changed when work began in the same year to construct the Chelsea sugar factory which produced work for many employees right up until today.

The area was also well known for it's ancient kauri forests and attracted temporarty gum diggers. Auckland families would cross the Waitemata Harbour by ferry on weekends to dig up in the fields around Birkenhead.

Later the area becamethe home to successful middle-class people. These professionals or business owners would use the Auckland Harbour Ferry Services to commute to Auckland.  The Ferry's were extremely busy until the harbour bridge was built in 1959.