Rototuna

Population (Census 2013) 15,858
No Sales* (REINZ 2014) 364
Highest House Sale (excludes development land) $1,060,000
( May 2013)
Median Sale* (2014) $520,000
Median Sale* (April 2015) $588,000
Median Rent (for 3 bedroom home trailing 6 months) $440 per week
( *REINZ Statistics)

For Sale in Rototuna

History


Rototuna is built on the bed of an ancient lake. The suburb takes its name from these origins as Rototuna translated means eel lake. 

European occupation of the Rototuna area traces its history back to 1881. After the land wars soldiers were given 50 acres in the country.
 

Notable Landmarks

Te Ohomauri O Matariki, the sculpture on the intersection of Borman Road and Resolution Drive, depicts seven 10m waka which have been placed in the formation of the Kingitanga symbol of the Matariki star constellation (Maori New Year). Each waka has symbols of local significance on it - such as a Kowhai flower, eels, and a fire. Between the waka a group of migrating eels is suspended reflecting the significance of eel to local Maori in pre-European times.

The Thomas Homestead at 219 Gordonton Road was built in 1929 on 100 acres of land that now forms Somerset Heights subdivision. The homes construction along with the leadlight windows, plaster dome ceilings and original fireplaces are well preserved features of architecture during the 1920's.

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 have attracted larger luxurious homes along their banks. Real estate in the area, which includes subdivisions of Grosvenor, Callum Brae, Huntington and St James, has seen a surge in building numbers with over 5190 homes housing more than 15,858 people at last count. However, the number grows every day.

Shopping


On the corner of Horsham Downs Road and Thomas Road, at the fast developing Rototuna Shopping centre, you will find everything from biltong to blue cheese. You'll also find your friendly Lodge Real Estate Rototuna team. There is an ever growing selection of stores including a $2 store, pharmacy, veterinarians, a video store and a large New World.

A short walk across the round-a-bout is the St James shopping complex housing a Countdown, another video store and the Palmers Planet Garden Centre complete with café, among other stores.

The Flagstaff Shopping Centre is just around the corner on the River Road / Endeavour Ave round-a-bout. It 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 shops and supermarkets is only a short drive away.

Restaurants & Cafes


The bar and restaurant scene is taking off in Rototuna with the recent opening of Good Neighbour, a brew bar & restaurant in the style of the popular Good George Brewery in Frankton and the classic family favourite Lonestar.

Little India provides a taste of the Tandoor and terrific curries for the suburb. The Eatery, in the main shopping centre serves terrific modern Italian food and wine.

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. 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 24 hour access gym in the St James shopping centre is popular with residents, as is the fitness centre across the road in the main shopping complex.

Schools & Education


Rototuna Primary School, Hukanui Primary School and Te Totara Primary School are the three popular primary schools in the area. Both 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 is also the area of the proposed junior high (planned to open in 2016) and secondary school (planned to open in 2017).

Distance from CBD


Rototuna is approximately 8km from the CBD and is easily accessible via a number of different routes.

Rototuna 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 Rototuna area. Sitting on the north eastern border of Hamilton the area enjoys a consistency of development throughout the suburb.

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