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Well Connected West Hills 

Unique lifestyle, amazing convenience 

West Hills is a master-planned community on Auckland’s green city fringe, in the North West. A modern suburb showcasing the best of country and city living, West Hills epitomises vibrant, fresh living situated in nature, yet is handy to all that the local area has on offer and is incredibly well connected, with easy access to the CBD. A plethora of local shopping and dining, thriving local businesses, plenty of school options, and excellent public transport available including buses, ferries, and motorway access very close by, means you’re en route in no time. 

The area still holds ties with its food and wine-growing history, enriching the current community. The rich heritage of market gardens and strawberry fields in the area informs the planning and streetscapes around the architecturally-designed, low-maintenance, quality new homes in this well-connected and popular area. One example of this is the thoughtful landscaping choices that have been made in and around West Hills, with fruit trees incorporated into the planting for many homes, evoking the land’s food-producing roots as well as its sustainable living approach. Landscaping also incorporates New Zealand native plants, in a nod to prior flora that historically grew on this land and surrounding the stream areas. 

Well connected West Hills 

Situated mere minutes from the confluence of the North Western Motorway (SH16) and the Upper Harbour Motorway (SH18), plus the Twin Coast Discovery Highway, it’s easy to hop onto the newly developed western ring route and head in whatever direction you’re off to. Just 20 minutes to the CBD, off-peak, means West Hills is well connected when it comes to work, study or play in the city. The area is well served by a number of public transport options including local buses and ferries on offer. The West Harbour ferry service is close by, with sailings direct to the CBD. Hobsonville Point also provides a regular ferry service to the CBD and Beach Haven, with a park and ride facility available. 

When it comes to cycling, the dedicated North Western Cycleway is one of Auckland’s most well-known and safest commuter cycleways. Predominantly off-road paths, it now extends 20 kilometres from the city centre to Westgate, and connects to numerous other local cycleways and paths. 

Shopping and entertainment 

West Hills is perfectly situated with easy access to a wide range of great amenities. NorthWest Shopping Centre and Westgate shopping precinct offer an abundance of dining, retail and entertainment options right on your doorstep, just a short stroll from home. Westgate Lifestyle provides large format retailers including furniture stores, homewares, appliances, sports, and more, plus an increasing number of Kiwi businesses basing their head offices in the area. The area is a rapidly developing centre, with a new civic heart: pedestrian-friendly Te Pumanawa Square, featuring outdoor dining options, and Te Manawa library and community hub. Along with library services it offers a business centre providing work space, Citizens Advice Bureau and Justice of the Peace services, open seven days with a late night each Thursday night. 

West Hills is well covered when it comes to practical necessities, with three supermarkets all very close by, plus a variety of butchers, seafood stores, and fresh fruit and vegetables. For medical care, you’ll be well looked after by Westgate Medical Centre and Emergency Care or The Doctors Massey Medical. 

Educational opportunities 

Families will enjoy the choice of schools nearby, with local early childhood education options, primary schools, and colleges available. For tertiary students, public transport routes are available nearby to Massey University in Albany, or CBD options including the University of Auckland, AUT University, and Unitec Institute of Technology. 

A lifestyle to love 

At West Hills you’re not just buying into a safe and inclusive community, but gaining an enviable lifestyle to boot. This is city fringe living at its best. With acres of nature to play in, West Hills is an ideal location for the entire family, so close to our stunning West Coast playground of beaches and forests. What a way to de-stress at the end of a busy week! 

Front row seats to West Coast sunsets, or nearby East Coast beaches if you prefer – West Hills is spoilt when it comes to beach choices nearby. Wild West Coast outdoor adventures beckon including swimming, surfing, fishing, horse riding, and walks at nearby breathtaking black sand beaches like Piha, Muriwai, and Te Henga (Bethells). Head along to Muriwai to see the famous gannet colony, look across to Lion Rock at Piha, or soak in the vast scale and rugged beauty of your chosen beach as you sit on the sand and relax in nature. 

Park life 

Maybe you’re after a stroll around the tree-lined streets of your thoughtfully master-planned community, with its green spaces and walkways created around beautifully planted natural streams. West Hills has fantastic access to recreation and lifestyle facilities. A great range of parks and open spaces are nearby for children, dogs, cyclists and walkers to enjoy, including Kopupaka Reserve Playground, and Royal Reserve, as well as other local parks and walking trails. Massey Gym and Leisure Centre is right over the road with plenty on offer, including a range of activities and recreation options for children, youth and adults. 

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