Suburb Spotlight : Howick

If you are seeking the ideal property, look to Howick/Pakuranga as an area with beaches, dramatic cliffs and stunning views. Your 30-minute commute via the Half Moon Bay ferry makes your travel time to the CBD a breeze. You can sip a flat white on the water and read the news instead of waiting in traffic on the motorway. Also on offer in the area are some ultra tasteful spots to dine out and other family-owned businesses that immediately make it feel like home.
Howick has a wonderful coastal location that is the envy of many suburbs. This historic and charming village has fabulous swimming beaches such as Cockle Bay, Howick Beach and Mellons Bay.  With a population of 130,000 residents, you can expect urban conveniences with an intimate small town feel and varied properties that will make all buyers swoon.  
A family home with multiple bedrooms is much more affordable here than other areas and prices have been decreasing over time making it a buyers market. In 2018, Q2 and Q3 prices dropped between two and three percent. Q4 saw a slight increase but as the market cools prices may reduce again.
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The local yacht clubs are a boat lover’s dream and fishing enthusiasts will be wanting to cast a line every into the glistening waters every weekend and the golf course is just beautiful!  This lovely suburb boasts a bustling market on Saturdays brimming with arts, crafts and fresh organic produce. Local schools are high decile-rated and offer a fantastic education, sports and arts programmes.

Bushwalks and beach strolls will be a part of your everyday activities and there is no excuse not to have the occasional picnic.  When you call Howick your neighbourhood, you will be enchanted with the location of beach bliss combined with such easy proximity to the city.

With a combined total of nearly 250 years experience in real estate, the team at Barfoot & Thompson Howick have the knowledge and expertise to achieve the best results for buyers, sellers and renters alike. Give them a call to discuss your property needs