Auckland's 'Hot Spots' - is your suburb on the list?

We've compiled a sizzling list of the 20 hottest spots in the Auckland property market over the last 18 months, providing valuable insights for buyers and sellers.

Key findings 

  • Diverse list of suburbs across the city and in different price brackets
  • North Shore leads the way in growth
  • Good transport, schools and lifestyle key
  • Milford came in at number one with 46.3% value growth - almost twice the Auckland-wide average of 24%
  • After the North Shore, the Central Suburbs were the next strongest group, with leafy Epsom and fast up-and-coming Sandringham leading the way with increases of 42.9% and 41.2% respectively
  • Sales volumes also increased by as much as 65.4% (Sunnynook).

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The list shows a diverse city, with many different types of suburbs enjoying value growth above and beyond the norm for many different reasons. There are a range of locations and price brackets represented, with something - or somewhere - for everyone looking to invest wisely in their home over time.

Peter Thompson,  Managing Director

Barfoot & Thompson's Auckland Hot Spots list - the top 20

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Suburb Percentage Change
Median
# Sold
Feb-Jul 2014
Median
Feb-Jul 2014
Median
Feb-Jul 2015
# Sold
Feb-Jul 2015
1 Milford 46.3% 50 $793,400 $1,161,000 39
2 Epsom 42.9% 125 $1,200,000 $1,715,000 133
3 Sandringham 41.2% 41 $695,000 $981,000 39
4 Sunnynook 39.4% 26 $681,500 $950,000 43
5 Te Atatu Peninsula 38.4% 47 $619,000 $856,500 52
6 Northcote 37.7% 24 $706,750 $973,000 37
7 Forrest Hill 36.9% 43 $800,000 $1,095,000 61
8 Halfmoon Bay 36.7% 28 $790,000 $1,080,000 21
9 Mairangi Bay 36.0% 39 $936,000 $1,273,000 52
10 Mt Albert 35.6% 76 $702,250 $952,444 60
11 Te Atatu South 34.7% 62 $523,500 $705,000 83
12 Meadowbank 34.1% 43 $850,000 $1,140,000 30
13 Manurewa 33.8% 126 $370,750 $496,000 161
14 Hillsborough 33.1% 39 $721,000 $960,000 43
15 Titirangi 32.7% 41 $585,000 $776,250 42
16 Blockhouse Bay 31.8% 62 $652,500 $860,000 77
17 Beach Haven 31.5% 50 $572,500 $753,000 50
18 Papatoetoe 31.3% 174 $488,000 $640,500 202
19 Glen Eden 31.2% 83 $475,000 $623,000 89
20 Glendowie 30.4% 44 $1,035,000 $1,350,000 41

*Median sale price (the middle price among sales in each suburb) was chosen over average sale price to provide a more balanced and reliable view of value growth. Due to the smaller groups of sales suburb by suburb, averages would have been more vulnerable to the impact of any particularly high or low value sales. The list excludes rural sales, sales of $5million and above, and suburbs with less than 20 sales during a six month period. The average median price increase across the Top 20 is 35.8%, and across all suburbs measured is 23.1%.