About Pt Chevalier and Grey Lynn
Pt Chevalier has an eclectic mix of the fashionable and the long-established, with plenty of great options for those buyers wanting to renovate a largely untouched old house – many of which have generous gardens. The suburb is close to the popular areas of central Auckland, Ponsonby, Grey Lynn, Herne Bay and Mt Albert.
Transport links to Auckland’s Central Business District are great, and there are well-regarded schools in the district, with a growing number of local restaurants, cafes and shops. Nearby attractions include the Auckland Zoo, Western Springs (both within walking distance), Auckland’s popular Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT), and a number of secluded bays, and good sports facilities.
Grey Lynn is an inner residential suburb close to central Auckland and located between Ponsonby, Westmere and Arch Hill. The suburb has a large number of wooden villas and bungalows built in the 1880's through to the 1920's. With it's close proximity to Auckland city, the suburb has become popular and many of the older homes have been renovated. This has resulted in rising house prices and rents in the area.
Grey Lynn Park is is an area which was originally too steep and wet to build on and has since been drained and leveled to make playing fields. The park hosts the annual Grey Lynn Festival in November each year and attracts large numbers of visitors and is a perfect venue for local people to display arts, crafts, food, music and more.
Williamson Ave and Crummer Rd are two of the main streets, with the Grey Lynn shops being located at the top of them where they intersect with Great North Rd. Western Grey Lynn has become very popular with families over recent years. The suburb is well served by public transport; however a big attraction for many is that it lies within walking distance to the CBD via Ponsonby.