A lot of us want to give our kids the kind of freedom we had when we were growing up – a good neighbourhood, a local village and school they can walk or ride their bikes to, and a backyard with no boundaries, courtesy of nature. A small town life offers space to roam and room to breathe on the mortgage payments, but how do you achieve that while at the same time staying connected to the city? Read on.
Parkview is sited on gently sloping land just a 20 minute walk from Helensville village with grandstand views over Rautawhiri Park in the foreground, and established bush and farmland in the distance.
We have received resource consent for 150 sunny, north-facing sections. Parkview will offer 4-bedroom family homes from $750,000 and a small number of sections, priced from $395,000.
Rautawhiri Park has great facilities, including a dog exercise area, skate and scooter park, netball and tennis courts, athletics, and soccer and rugby fields.
Helensville’s commercial district is getting a makeover. The concept designs draw on the township’s close proximity to the Kaipara River and historic character and fosters opportunities to enhance community ties.
GJ Gardner Homes are holding a series of on-site information sessions at the Parkview Development. Learn about GJ Gardner Homes house and land packages and take the first step toward building your dream home in Helensville.
Plans for Parkview’s early learning centre have received building consent. The centre is set to open it’s doors late 2019 and will be situated directly opposite Rautawhiri Park within the Parkview development. For more information, check out our latest blog post.
Helensville’s Maori name is Te Awaroa — "The Valley of the Long River"— after the Kaipara River that winds through the historic township. The area was settled in 1862 by the pioneer timber miller, John McLeod, from Novia Scotia. He built a single-storey kauri home and named it Helen’s Villa, in honour of his wife. As the town grew it took and adapted the name.
Helensville's population as at the 2013 census was 2,643. The village attracts a steady stream of visitors as a gateway for the Northwest region's varied recreational activities. Horse trekking, mountain biking, fishing, golfing, hiking, hot pools, west coast beaches and wineries are all within easy reach.
Parkview is within close walking distance of two good schools with growing rolls and an engaged parent community. Below are excerpts from the Education Review Office (ERO) reports for the schools. We encourage you to read the full reports at ero.govt.nz.
ERO Report, October 2016
"Effective leadership and stewardship are guiding the school's practices that support all learners to achieve success. The culture of high expectations for children and staff is underpinned by the belief that all children are capable learners."
ERO Report, January 2017
"The school’s increasingly broad and responsive curriculum is very effective in engaging students in learning. Students experience authentic and purposeful learning that responds to their strengths and learning needs."
A massive injection of government funds into roading infrastructure has brought Helensville closer to Auckland over the last five years. With an off-peak drive time of 39 minutes to the CBD, Helensville is now closer than ever. The reduced drive time and flood of investment has brought new residents, retailers and businesses. At the same time Westgate and Northwest have become major suburban centres, supplying everything the growing region’s residents need, just a 25-minute drive from Parkview.
A new Auckland Council and privately-funded film studio at Kumeu now under construction is expected to further boost the region’s economy.
Streets and amenities completed
Stage 1 & 1A
63 Lots Titles
Showhomes construction starts
Stage 2 indicative release
Purpose built childcare centre to open
House and land packages starting at $750,000 are available now.
Sections are available to the general public starting at $395,000.
All connections (electricity, ultrafast broadband, town water, wastewater and sewerage) and the Watercare ICG charge are included in the section price.
Please get in touch to register your interest.
Parkview is a 39-minute drive (off-peak) from Auckland central, via State Highway 16. The new neighbourhood is located opposite Rautawhiri Park on Rautawhiri Road, Helensville.
Explore the area in the map below. Click on the icons for more information about nearby attractions.
Mineral hot springs with a large indoor and outdoor pool and two fun, fast hydro slides.
A premier equestrian centre with both sand and grass arenas and an all-level cross country course.
Over 100kms of purpose built mountain biking tracks and jumps plus walking trails, horse trekking and a high rope course.
One of the largest harbours in the world (947km2) this breeding ground for snapper, mullet, flounder, sole, kahawai, white trevally and gurnard is popular with recreational fishermen.
The birthplace of Auckland's viticulture industry, this vibrant small town is surrounded by over a dozen wineries.
Black sand, great surf and rugged beauty – with the added bonus of a gannet colony.
These two centres form the retail, commercial and community hub for the region. Cinemas, 10-pin bowling, mini-golf, restaurants, bars and lots of shopping.
Home to North Harbour stadium plus Westfield Albany, which boasts 7ha of indoor space.
Auckland Transport has earmarked the northwest for further public transport investment, including a Rapid Transit Network linking Kumeu to the city, and new park and ride facilities.
The Waterview connection, due to open mid 2017, will link the north western motorway (SH16) with the south western motorway (SH20) to the airport.
Yes, please contact me with info and updates on Parkview