The Bucklands Beach and Half Moon Bay areas have a unique character with wonderful boating and recreational facilities. Yachties are well-served with the Yacht Club and Marina as well as a selection of public boat ramps. A 35 minute ferry service to Auckland's downtown offers an attractive option for travelling to the city.
There is no shortage of good schools here, a major draw card for families. Macleans College is rated as one of the best in New Zealand and being in this zone means a lot to people and to the house prices they pay.
Families appreciate being near the sea, and the community feel of the Marina and the Peninsula. The area has a varied character to suit many tastes and budgets.