Mt Albert

But 7km from the CBD, Mt Albert is a classic Auckland suburb – the second oldest in the city. 

Pinned between Ōwairaka, the maunga to the neighbourhood’s east, the Unitec campus to the west, and within nodding distance of St Luke’s shopping centre to the north, this area has an eclectic, easy charm.

Featuring old wooden villas and tree lined avenues, reputable train and bus connections, and with a main cluster of shops and eateries on New North Road to rival any other in town, it’s little wonder The Spinoff declared Mt Albert to be one of the best places in Auckland.