|Median Rent||$295 per week|
|(for 3 bedroom home trailing 6 months Nawton / Dinsdale North)|
|Median Sale Price||$266,000|
|(Jan - Dec 2012)|
|No. of Sales||213|
|(Jan - Dec 2012)|
Nawton started its days as an undrained swamp. The original roads of Ellicott, Newcastle, Brymer, Baverstock and Rotokauri were built in 1865 on low hills, although Avalon Drive and Grandview Road had to be laid in gravel on the low lying land. Soldiers from the 4th Militia were given fifty acre lots which were really only suitable for pigs and horses. The suburb was named after Major Nawton who owned land in the area. However, there was very little subdivision of the land until 1912. The suburb came into its own after Nawton became part of the Hamilton City Council in 1962. The council financed sewer, storm water and drainage for the area.
Today the suburb is home to young families and has a growing student population many of whom attend Wintec in Avalon Drive.
Real Estate & Design
A few character homes exist in the suburb but the predominant properties are affordable three bedroom homes of hardi-plank or fibrolite construction.
The Grandview Mall on the corner of Grandview Road and Hyde Avenue has a variety of speciality stores.
Restaurants & Cafes
The Grandview in the Grandview Mall offers pub meals with a great community pub atmosphere.
Sports & Fitness
Open fields can be found at Ellicott Park adjoining Fraser High School off Hyde Avenue. The BMX track in neighbouring Forest Lake is popular for those pursuing biking skills.
Schools & Education
Nawton Primary School off Grandview Road and Crawshaw Primary School on Crawshaw Drive provide popular primary schooling options for Nawton children. Fraser High School is on Ellicott Road.
Distance from CBD
Catch the bus on route 7 from the transport centre with 8 stops in Nawton before the Avalon Drive Polytech Campus. About 4 km from the city centre a cab ride to the CBD costs around $25.
Affordable housing is the key attraction of the Nawton suburb. It is a closely knit community with easy care sections and generally low maintenance housing.