Suburb Spotlight : Stonefields

Stonefields is East Auckland’s newest suburb. In 2009, 110 hectares of disused quarry in Mt Wellington was turned into a master-planned community, offering apartments, terraces and stand-alone housing. Stonefields is just 8km from the city centre and is flanked by the Auckland Netball Centre, the University of Auckland Tamaki campus, Sylvia Park Shopping Centre, and the newly revamped Lunn Avenue. The Stonefields Markets provide shops, cafes, restaurants, an alehouse, yoga centre, gym, and medical centre. Residents also enjoy easy access to many supermarkets, and it’s a short stroll to Stonefields Primary School. Development in the area is ongoing, with new apartments and shops in the works. Stonefields is the perfect destination for those looking to downsize and experience real community living.

Stonefields demographics

Median age: 36.3 years

Ethnicities: 62.6% European descent, 3.5% Maori, 1.4% Pacific peoples and 35.6% Asian

Education level: 46.1% have a university education

Unemployment rate: 3.7%

Median income: $47,800

Most common language after English: Yue and Northern Chinese

Source: 2013 NZ census 

“Walk out our door and everything is at your doorstep,” says Stonefields Branch Manager Tracey Preston.  “Nail parlour, coffee shop, chemist for your prescriptions, lovely gifts from Chatterbox, bubbles from Super Liquor. Head to Charlie & George for lovely coffee and salad or Sony's Bakery for yummy pies. A shake and burger from Chosen Bun and to top it off a nice cold beer at the Ale House with their famous seafood chowder. Just perfect! Stonefields Market is just simply the place to be!” 

Stonefields schools

Schools in the area include Stonefields School, a decile 9 primary school with 657 students as of October 11, 2018.  

About Barfoot & Thompson Stonefields 

Barfoot & Thompson Stonefields is located within the Stonefields Market, with easy access, plenty of parking and a variety of cafes where our clients can recharge.  Branch Manager Tracey’s son is enrolled at the nearby Stonefields School, and the branch recently donated two Mini iPads for a school charity auction, along with 300 sipper bottles for the October school camp. 

Stonefields property facts and figures

Average sale prices year by year  

Sale prices have hovered around the $1 million mark since 2014.

 average sales price


Average weekly rental by number of bedrooms

Renters should expect to pay at least $508 for a one-bedroom property.


Rental property types

Townhouses are the most common type of rental property.

 property types for rent


Sold property types

Houses are the most common type of property sold.

 Sold property types


Property sizes by year built

The majority of new builds for 2018 were three-bedroom properties.

 property sizes