Auckland's Satellite Cities

Auckland’s satellite cities are becoming the talk of the town, with many Aucklanders leaving their city life to move to the outskirts, where house prices are lower, and population numbers are rising.

Suburbs like Pokeno, Kumeu, Silverdale, and Dairy Flat have all been part of the big plan to make fringe suburbs become cities of their own.

Just last year, the council proposed to have 120,000 new homes in a number of locations including Warkworth, Pukekohe and Huapai.

Rodney local board deputy chairman Phelan Pirrie says residents of these suburbs have accepted their towns will be getting bigger since the Auckland Unitary Plan was passed.

“The population in these towns are going to be quite significant, they will end up being quite major satellite towns”.

Pirrie said the satellite cities with proper infrastructure will mean residents can work in their own areas and avoid having to roar down the motorways every day for work.

It also means that people can live a more laid back lifestyle in the outskirts of Auckland, without being too far from the city.

Auckland’s satellite cities offer the best of a city in terms of living near a culturally-rich central business district, and also the best of the suburbs - with affordable housing and walkable green space. Commute times are shorter and there’s less congestion since residents tend to work close to their homes.

Even those who still work in the city can commute into Auckland CBD within reasonable times due to the development of our motorways as well as future plans to improve transport in and around Auckland city.

With increasing numbers of people moving into satellite cities around Auckland, it won’t be long until the best areas and homes are snapped up.

Chat to us today about finding your new home in some of our satellite city locations.