Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Demand for housing in school zones

Do school zones matter when it comes to buying a property? Angela Rudling of Bayleys Howick, gives us an insight.

We are blessed with exceptional local schools throughout Eastern suburbs; however, the most commonly requested school zone by far is the Macleans College zone which stretches from the Bucklands Beach peninsula to Howick Central, on the seaside. The closest runner-up is Botany Downs Secondary College, which covers a huge area of local housing, close to Botany Town Centre.

The most sought-after primary school has always been Mellons Bay Primary School, located on Mellons Bay Road not far from the beach. This primary school is well known for preparing young students ultimately transitioning into Macleans College.

One of the conundrums with this journey is that most children living within the Mellons Bay Primary School area need to make a move before intermediate school, as the most sought-after intermediate school is Bucklands Beach Intermediate. Only a few streets fall into the dual zone of both Mellons Bay Primary and Bucklands Beach Intermediate. Those who have not felt the academic nature of Macleans College is suitable for their children have explored private schooling options, such as the prestigious Saint Kentigern College.

However, how fortunate we are as our local schools from Owairoa Primary, Cockle Bay Primary, Shelly Park Primary, Wakaaranga Primary School, Point View School, Somerville Intermediate, Howick Intermediate, Farm Cove Intermediate, Howick College, Botany Downs Secondary College, and Pakuranga College all provide an excellent choice in local education.

Don’t forget to check which school zone the property falls within, when selecting your new home.

Angela Rudling | 027 477 0176 angela.rudling@bayleys.co.nz

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