Orakei Auckland : New zealand


What It Is Like to Retire in Orakei Auckland

Orakei is located in the North Island of New Zealand with a population of 79,536 during the 2013 census.  As a peninsula, the town is on the shores of the Waitemata Harbour, the Hobson Bay and the Orakei Basin and is considered a suburb of Auckland, which is just three miles away.  Picture of Orakei View of the Hobson Bay courtesy of Wikipedia and Ingolfson (public domain); picture of Orakei train station courtesy of Wikipedia and Pcuser42 and picture of Auckland Harbour Bridge courtesy of Wikipedia and Karsten Sperling, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/


Where to Retire in Orakei Auckland and Home Prices

Orakei is one of Auckland's most affluent suburbs with the median sale price of a home above $1million. Some homes here are considered the most expensive in Auckland and all of New Zealand.


What Is Special about Orakei Auckland

Orakei is located on a peninsula with beautiful views and boating, and is close to central Auckland.


What Is Not Special about Orakei Auckland

Real estate prices are very high.


Who Will Like Retirement in Orakei Auckland

Those who want to live on or near the water in a mid-sized suburb, with easy access to a large city would enjoy Orakei.  The community offers marinas, parks, and boating.


Local Economy Is Driven by

Health Care and Social Assistance are the biggest employers in Orakei; Education and Tourism also drive the economy.  Many residents work in Auckland.


Climate and Physical Environment

Summers are December through February with temperatures ranging from 70-90 degrees; winters occur June through August with temperatures between 35-60 degrees.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Orakei's location on a peninsula offers marinas, a basin and parks; Orakei Domain is a popular area for walking and picnics; Bastion Point is the location of the Savage Memorial and Garden and a tribute to former Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage; The Orakei Community Center hosts events, farmers markets and art classes, exercise classes, dance and drama.



The crime rate is slightly above the national average.


Medical Facilities

Orakei Health Services



Automobiles, suburban rail systems, and Ferries to other New Zealand cities. 


Valuable Links

 Orakei Wikipedia Page



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