Flagstaff

Population (Census 2013) 5,898
Highest Sale (Nov 2014) $2,975,000
Median Sale* (2015) $588,000
No. of Sales* (2014) 199
Median Rent (For 3 bedroom home trailing 6 months - Flagstaff / Rototuna) $440 per week
( *REINZ Statistics)

For Sale in Flagstaff

History


The Flagstaff area traces its history back to 1881. After the land wars soldiers were given 50 acres in the country. Early settlers living in the area used to meet supply boats at the bottom of Sylvester Road. A flagstaff was used to signal to the settlers that the riverboat was approaching. The hill became known as Flagstaff Hill. Sitting on the outskirts of Hamilton it remained a farming community for the next 100 years. When the Housing Corporation acquired the land in 1987, for a subdivision of new homes, it was named Flagstaff. It was a concerted effort by the Housing Corporation to move up market. Flagstaff was the first subdivision of its type, planned along a total community concept mixing State rental housing with sections sold to other private house builders. Throughout the 1990s and still today it is one of Hamilton's fastest growing suburbs with the addition of developments such as St Petersburg, Eton Estate and The Meadows.

Notable Landmarks


Completed in 1996 the Pukete Bridge marks the entrance to the area from the south. Swarbrick Park and Landing Park are named after three generations of the Swarbrick family.

Real Estate & Design


An explosion of modern homes in new subdivisions on what was once farmland characterises this primarily residential suburb of north-eastern Hamilton. Modern brick or stucco and tile homes both in single and double storey are typical of the area. The natural geographical features of the gullies and river have attracted larger luxurious homes along their banks. Real Estate in the Flagstaff area, which includes subdivisions of Woodridge, St Petersberg, Eton and The Meadows, has seen a surge in building numbers with over 2500 homes housing more than 6800 people at last count. However, the number grows every day.

Shopping


The Flagstaff Shopping Centre on the River Road / Endeavour Ave round-a-bout offers a variety of convenience shops including a bake-house and a popular wine cellar as well as your local Lodge Real Estate Flagstaff branch.

The Westfield Shopping Mall at Chartwell with its combination of 80 shopping and supermarkets is only a short drive away, as is the ever expanding Rototuna shopping centre.

Restaurants & Cafes


Café Olive in the Flagstaff Shopping Centre is a local favourite providing a taste of the Mediterranean in Hamilton and is open Wednesday through Sunday.

The Flagstaff Café & Sports Bar, often referred to by its former name of ‘Flaggies’, provides locals with its own ‘local’ to enjoy a beverage, coffee and bistro style meals. The premises also has a pool table, a TAB self-service terminal and Sky Sport Channels.

Approximately 2kms away in the Lynden Court complex Smith and McKenzie Chophouse provides a tribute to the old New York steakhouse.

Sports & Fitness


Joggers can enjoy a pleasant riverbank run by crossing the Pukete Bridge or footbridge. Numerous parks typify the area. Eastern Suburbs Rugby Club moved to the area in the late 1990s. For golfing enthusiasts there is a 9-hole pitch and putt in Callum Brae along with mini golf for the kids, while Horsham Downs and Ngaruawahia Golf Clubs are also close by. A fully equipped gym at the Flagstaff shopping centre is popular with residents.

Schools & Education


Rototuna Primary School, Te Rapa Primary School and Te Totara Primary School are the three popular primary schools in the area. All schools operates a geographical zone and we advise that you confirm the zoning with the school or your Lodge salesperson if buying into the zone is important to you. Rototuna Junior High School is a Year 7 - 10 school which opened in 2016. With a founding roll of 634 students, across all year levels thre Senior High School opens in 2017 with Year 11.

Distance from CBD


Flagstaff is approximately seven kilometres from the CBD and is serviced by buses from the central bus terminal either via Pukete or Chartwell. The "Orbitor” bus circuits the city and provides links to key destinations in the north west including Rototuna, Flagstaff, Chartwell, University, Hospital, Dinsdale, Wintec and the Base. The service runs Monday to Friday every 15 minutes and Saturday every 30 minutes.

Key Attractions


Primarily a residential suburb the closeness of the community is the biggest draw card of the area. Modern sub-divisional planning, the consistency of housing and the ability to build your own dream home attract Hamiltonians to the Flagstaff area. Sitting on the north eastern border of Hamilton the area enjoys a consistency of development throughout the suburb.


 

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