Sandy beaches, family-friendly suburbs, and a fast-growing population: Auckland’s North Shore is one of the best urban areas in New Zealand.

From chic, beachside neighbourhoods like Devonport to the family-orientated suburbs of Albany, the North Shore offers a range of diverse living options.

Here are our top 5 reasons to move to Auckland’s North Shore.

A range of quality suburbs

The North Shore is a large urban area of Auckland, and within it lies many top suburbs. Two of Auckland’s most sought-after suburbs, Takapuna and Devonport, known for their beaches, community feel, upmarket retail, and café scene, are located on the North Shore about 20 minutes from the city centre.

A little further north, you have the suburbs of Rosedale and Albany, which present perfect options for family life. Houses are slightly more affordable in these areas compared to Devonport and Takapuna.


Some of New Zealand’s best schools are located on Auckland’s North Shore. The prestigious Takapuna Grammar School is consistently top-ranked in the country, along with Westlake Boys’ High School and Carmel College being local favourites.

Giving your children the best education possible is the aim of every loving parent and moving to the North Shore guarantees this.


The North Shore beaches are one of the region’s biggest drawcards, and the best part is that they’re pretty much everywhere. There are café-laden beaches like Devonport and Takapuna Beach and popular beaches further north, perfect for picnics and family weekends like Browns Bay and Long Bay Beach.

The North Shore is ideal for families who want to give their kids a true coastal upbringing.

Commute to the CBD

Getting from the North Shore to the CBD is easy, depending on which suburbs you’re in. Northcote, Hillcrest, and Glenfield are all 10-20 minutes’ drive from the CBD and have direct bus routes. In contrast, Devonport, Bayswater, Beach Haven, and Birkenhead all have ferry lines to and from the CBD, presenting a fantastic alternative route to work… and a beautiful way to start and finish your day!

Family life

As you can tell by all of the amazing features of the North Shore, it’s absolutely ideal for family life. In terms of practicality, the North Shore has everything you could ask for, and there’s little need to cross the bridge for shopping, medical and specialist appointments, sports commitments, and more.

The North Shore is one of our favourite spots in New Zealand. To get you settled into your new North Shore home, get in touch with the experts at New Zealand Movers.

As NZ’s largest and most trusted nationwide moving company, New Zealand Movers specialise in family moves for local, intercity, and international relocations. No matter where you’re moving from, New Zealand Movers will get you into your North Shore home. Get a quote today.

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