Fairfield

Population (2013 Census) 14,859
Highest Sale* (Feb 2010) $760,000
Median Sale* (2015) $290,500
No. of Sales* (Jan - Oct 2014) 131
Median Rent (For 3 bedroom home trailing 6 months - Fairfield / Fairview Downs) $350 per week
( *REINZ Statistics)

For Sale in Fairfield

History

John Davies bought 100 acres from F.R Claude who originally developed Claudelands in the late 1800s. He bought the land as a dairy farm and called it Fairfield from which todays suburb entered the city in 1949. However, it was the 1950’s which saw its mass development. Much of this was done by the state through the Housing Corporation which was responsible for the development and building in areas such as Poets Corner right up until the 1970’s.

Real Estate & Architecture

Over 3340 homes in this area house a population of over 9200. Large areas of homes, built in the 1950’s, by the state, to house Hamilton’s developing population still dominate the area.

Shopping

Five cross roads has a number of shops in an open mall and strip shopping style. Convenience shops can also be found in Heaphy Terrace and at Davies Corner. Locals recommend the local produce from the Vege King in Heaphy Tce.

Restaurants & Cafes

Bakeries are the predominant providers of lunches or snacks in the area. However, Coffee Culture at Five Cross Roads has established a loyal following with their own roasted beans providing the edge to their coffee. Little India adds spice to the opposite corner of the cross roads while fast food giant, McDonalds, has a significant footprint in the area. Gourmet burgers can be found at Burger Fuel and can be washed down with an ale from the Crossroads Sports Bar next door.

Sports & Fitness

Fairfield Park has wide open spaces for jogging or kicking a ball. It also accommodates the Fairfield Tennis club. The Hamilton United Womens Bowling Club can be found in Alfred Street. Ranfurly Park offers a delightful gully walk from Balloch St therough to Casey Ave.

Schools & Education

The area is widely served by primary schools. These include Insoll Avenue, Fifth Avenue Primary and Fairfield Primary. Both Fairfield and Peachgrove intermediates cater for middle school students whilst Fairfield College on Bankwood Road is the predominant secondary school for Fairfield.

Distance from CBD

Serviced by buses from the central city which leave every 30minutes during the week, Fairfield is only 4km from downtime Hamilton.

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