The Best Suburb in Auckland is… Parnell!
By Catherine McGregor @catherinemcg · On October 1, 2014
In this month’s Auckland property special, Metro editor Simon Wilson makes the bold claim that Parnell is the best suburb in the city.
“Beautiful homes on leafy streets, excellent schools, lots of amenities including public transport (it’s even on the Inner Link bus route), a shopping village whose vibrancy is proudly asserted, close to the central city yet fully insulated from it. Parnell has also had relatively low property price rises: it’s not at all cheap, but nor is it out of control.
With the Domain on one side and the Rose Gardens and Hobson Bay on the other, it has far more than any suburb could claim as its share of parklands. Lucky them. And the crowning glory? Well, what about Judges Bay and those refurbished Parnell Baths, eh? Auckland at its very best.”