Tree-lined streets with large, extraordinary homes, world-class schools, cosmopolitan living with a strong community feel: there’s no other place in Auckland like Parnell. Consistently ranked within the top three most affluent suburbs in Auckland, there’s no wonder why everyone wants a little piece of Parnell.

In this post, we’ll outline five reasons why you, your partner, and your family should move to Parnell.

The homes

Parnell is the Beverly Hills of Auckland. As Auckland’s oldest suburb, it’s home to some of New Zealand’s finest examples of domestic architecture – large estates, Edwardian townhouses, and 1920s bay villas are all part of the architectural delight that characterises Parnell.

Property in Parnell is some of the priciest in the country, but what you pay for is what you get – and, in Parnell, you’re getting the best of the best in terms of property.

The schools

Parnell is one of the best suburbs in the Southern Hemisphere for education. Ranking consistently high in the Education Index, New Zealand is already one of the best countries in the world for education. Some of New Zealand’s best schools lie within a stone’s throw from Parnell, including Auckland Grammar School and Epsom Girls’ Grammar School. The University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology are also close by.

Cosmopolitan lifestyle

Not only is Parnell the ideal family suburb, but it’s also one of the best suburbs for the young professional. Parnell Road is the main food and entertainment strip in the suburb, home to plenty of cafes, wine bars, patisseries, restaurants, and more. There’s never a dull evening when you live in Parnell.

Close to the CBD

Parnell is in super close proximity to the CBD, making the morning commute to work an absolute dream. You can take a short bus or train ride into the city with regular public transport options.

What’s more, there are plenty of bike lanes connecting Parnell to the city.

Not only, is Parnell close to Auckland CBD it is also close to popular districts Ponsonby, known for its restaurant scene and Newmarket, known for upscale retail and high fashion.

Close to the best beaches in Auckland

And to top it all off, Parnell is also nearby some of the best beaches in Auckland.

When you live in Parnell, summer is a dream as it’s just a few-minute drive to Mission Bay Beach, St Heliers, and a stroll from the Parnell Baths – a 100-year-old set of saltwater baths on the edge of Judges Bay.

When moving to a premier suburb like Parnell, you need an expert team of movers. New Zealand Movers are one of the country’s most trusted and reputable moving companies, having moved countless Kiwis into the suburb of Parnell. Get in touch with New Zealand Movers to discuss your move today.