Nawton

Population (Census 2013) 11,958
Highest Sale* (June 2015) $770,000
Median Sale Price* (2014) $265,500
No. of Sales* (2014) 181
Median Rent (for 3 bedroom home trailing 6 months Nawton / Dinsdale North) $345 per week
( *REINZ Statistics)

For Sale in Nawton

History

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.

Shopping

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.

Key Attractions

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.

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