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    Greetings,
    My wife and I are going to be working in Auckland for a year starting in October. We'd like to find an area that has amenities like restaurants, grocery stores and cafes/bars etc. within walking distance of our apartment/house as we won't have a car.

    She will be working in an office in what looks to be called Waitakere - Henderson, so it would be nice to be able to bus/train/bike to that area from home.

    Other bonuses would be near parks, good views, active nightlife.

    Thanks in advance for any advice!

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    ...I live in Auckland since 2008 and I can suggest e.g Newmarket or Parnell might be could ones for you guys. She can take the bus to Henderson, I am not sure if there is a train but you can check that out on that homepage:

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    Perhaps by working this map and selecting Category near the top left, you can find out where everything is that you need in relation to where you might end up living. There is a dragable map on the right which might help orientate you if you enlarge it. The link I have posted relates to Henderson but you can select other suburbs.

    Sometimes browsing the real estate agents' sites will give some suggestions about what is available in a certain area or within reach of a particular property. There is a list of agents on the NZ Website List although I would guess at least some of them are out of date now. Might give you an idea of what to look for though.
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    Thanks for the comments, this will help me get started.

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    ..just thought I give some more info. I just mentioned parnell or newmarket because these are areas with nice bars and shops.
    but then I looked at the map and thought ponsonby might be nearer if your wife will work in henderson. out there nearer to henderson I am afraid you wont find any trendy cute suburb. but: titirangi is also very nice. it is near to henderson and very green with bush, but not lots of bars or shops though

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