The character of Auckland City has changed dramatically in the past 15 years, from predominantly commercial to a more cosmopolitan mix of commercial and residential. A large proportion of Auckland’s inner city living is located in stylish high-rise apartment buildings, providing more than 18,000 dwellings throughout the city and beside Auckland’s stunning harbour.
The Barfoot & Thompson city office is located in a historic building on the corner of Fort and Commerce Streets and behind the Vero building which serves as a prominent land mark. The office is conveniently located for inner city workers, and is close to Barfoot & Thompson’s Chancery auction rooms.
Auckland City is now very well set up for those who enjoy inner city living – there are now a large number of cafes, bars and eateries, several superettes and the new Countdown supermarket on Quay Street. One of the main draw cards of city-living for younger people is the proximity to tertiary education, which is in turn appealing for overseas buyers looking for investment property that will have a ready rental market. Accessibility to the harbour and Auckland’s exciting viaduct entertainment district are significant attractions. Outdoor recreation is within the attractive green spaces such as Albert Park.
As from April 2010, our City office has extended its services to cater for people wishing to buy and sell on Waiheke Island, where we have a dedicated team specialising in Island properties.