Suburb Spotlight : Hobsonville Point

The former Airforce Base is just a short ferry ride away from Auckland’s CBD, so for those looking for a quick commute to the office then Hobsonville Point might be just what you are seeking.  

Called a master-planned community by developers, there are lots of options for every budget. In fact, twenty percent of homes are under the $650,000 mark making it a solid option for first-time homebuyers that meet the criteria set by the Ministry of Housing. Access to facilities was at the forefront of how the community was designed. Public transport to the CBD, retail shops, grocery stores, local restaurants, bars and cafes are just outside your front door.

There are set precincts throughout the neighbourhood each with a specialised type of housing at select price points. The wide range of home types means that there is variety often lacking in planned developments. There is a master developer in charge of each section who use different architects and designers. There is also variation in the building materials used along with landscaping so that each part has its own distinctive sense of style. In this graph, you can see how housing prices have changed over time.


Strategically laid out roads, parks and top-tier schools make it a lovely place for families. For outdoor lovers, you will find the coastal walkway beckoning you to bike or trek after work or on the weekends. Purposefully crafted to encourage interaction neighbours to get to know each other quickly thanks to its intuitive layout. There are also social events and a farmers market where locals can mix and mingle with strangers who will become mates. 

The eight precincts

Each precinct is meant to differ from the other in order to appeal to people from every walk of life.

The precinct is well established having been started in 2008. It has roads, mature landscaping and a range of types of homes, including stand alone homes, terraces and apartments.

This north-facing precinct includes 19 refurbished heritage homes. These classic homes and large gardens stand out for the character. The new homes have been designed to blend seamlessly with historic air force-era homes.

The Hudson precinct consists of three distinct neighbourhoods in close proximity to the water.  You can purchase homes off the plans and your options include standalone, terraced homes and apartments.

Launch Bay
The historic Marlborough Oval is the central point of this precinct which has 12 large four-bedroom homes. The developer also had plans for apartments which will make the most of the stunning harbour views.

Catalina Bay
This section comprises the refurbishment of seven pre-existing air force buildings into a mixture of hospitality, commercial, office and retail offerings and a new home for the popular Farmers Market.  The next stage will encompass apartments and waterfront townhomes which are sure to sell quickly.

This large neighbourhood of 450 homes has a mix of apartments, terraces and stand alone houses.  

Te Uru
The precinct will include a mix of homes and retail, commercial and community facilities. Most excitedly for first-time purchasers, Te Uru will also include homes priced at or below the median house price.

The Waterford village has 64 gorgeous villas that have been recently completed and now 90 apartments are now being built and are available for purchase.

Our in-house statistics reflect the increasing popularity of this area.  Since 2017, there has been a spike in home sales with exciting price points below the million-dollar mark.  


The neighbourhoods are easily walkable, safe and offer lots of entertainment options and chances to get outdoors into the fresh air.  Perfect for families, professionals and retirees, Hobsonville truly has something for everyone.  As the area continues to thrive and grow, it will attract even more businesses and retailers that residents can enjoy.  At Hobsonville Point, history is embraced with modern flair that makes it one of the fastest-growing areas of Auckland.

The progression of new construction can be seen on this graph.  As you can tell from these numbers, this is indeed an area to watch.  If this momentum continues, it will surely be one of the most popular areas in Auckland to consider new construction.  


Give Tony Buckwell a call to find out more about Barfoot & Thompson’s Projects Division development called Five Scott Point. Coming soon too is the exciting Catalina Bay.  Click here for more information. For more information on houses on the market and rentals in Hobsonville Point, please give the local branch a call.