Epsom is elegance personified. If it’s a heritage home you’re after or one of the modern apartments available, you’ll pay premium prices largely driven by the top schools zoned for this address. Epsom epitomises the “Grammar Zone” and the access to several elite schools like Auckland Grammar, Epsom Girls’ Grammar, St Peter’s College, Dilworth School, Diocesan School for Girls, St Cuthbert’s College, Epsom Normal Primary School and Auckland Normal Intermediate. The picturesque Cornwall Park and One Tree Hill nearby will satisfy your green cravings.


Epsom is one of the most affluent suburbs in Auckland. I love it for the mix of modern architectural properties and grand old villas. For the academic conscious parent like myself, most Epsom properties fall in the sought after double grammar school zones (Auckland Grammar & Epsom Girls Grammar), not to mention several prestigious private schools.

Epsom is iconic for its beautiful tree-lined streets. It’s a family friendly area with pleasant walks nearby in Mt Eden Domain and One Tree Hill that border the suburb. We love having lunch at the Grand Park Chinese Restaurant, known to be the best Yum Cha restaurant in Auckland, and enjoy dinner dates at the award-winning restaurant One Tree Grill.

Neighbourhood Favourites

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Antique Alley

With a personal statement that “We buy and sell almost anything”, this is a place of intrigue, where you’ll find all manner of unique pieces. Antique Alley presents a range of antiques and collectable: fine china, ceramics, glass, furniture and jewelry. Some pieces at Antique Alley can be hired for special events, TV shows, theatre, a photo shoot or birthday. We recommend leaving the little ones at home, as it can be hard to move around in here.
For more details visit www.antiquealley.co.nz
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Farro Fresh Food

Opening its doors less than 2 years ago, locals have absolutely loved welcoming Farro Fresh Food to their neighbourhood. Established by Aucklander’s wanting to provide a place to celebrate the best New Zealand food, Farro has become a quick favourite of anyone who’s shopped here. Encouraging small local producers and providing a selection of food that is natural, high quality and delicious – once you start shopping here, you won’t look back!
For more details visit www.farrofresh.co.nz/stores/Epsom
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Lido Cinema Auckland

Nothing beats going to see a film you’ve been waiting to see since the trailer was released. Lido Cinema creates old-school glamour by making it an ‘experience’. Showing the latest flicks, with a twin screen luxury cinema and licensed bar, Lido Cinema is located in the heart of Epsom
For more details visit www.lido.co.nz

Primary School

Auckland Normal Intermediate

Dedicated to offering an education that is personalized, connected and innovative, Auckland Normal Intermediate lays a solid foundation in its students for success in school and beyond. Open to students from age 11-13 years old in the zone, this is a co-educational school focused on providing a quality curriculum, with a vision of developing “internationally minded, inquiring, knowledgeable and confident lifelong learners.”
For more details visit www.ani.school.nz
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Epsom Normal Primary School

The vision at Epsom Normal Primary School is based on four learning priorities: strength-focused, inclusive, the critical and the creative. A strong community, the teachers facilitate a sense of belonging, while celebrating uniqueness and diversity in its students. A philosophy that recognizes the importance of strength-based learning, the students are empowered to value themselves and their work; that their contributions and ideas matter.
For more details visit www.epsomnormalprimary.school.nz
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Kohia Terrace School

“The power to dream and the passion to achieve”

This vision of Kohia Terrace School drives the education they offer their children. Key attributes complimenting this are: connected, empowered and equipped, self-belief, and a strong presence in the community alongside parent help, make for a strong school spirit and an enjoyable place for kids to come and learn.
For more details visit www.kts.school.nz
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Independent Schools


Dilworth School was founded with the intention of turning good boys into fine young men, to help them reach their full potential. This still holds true today. Dilworth offers boys from good families, who may have financial or personal hardship, free tuition and boarding, funded by the Dilworth Trust. Based in a Christian environment the teachers provide an excellent education, aimed at encouraging the motivation to learn and achieve. With high rates in NCEA and success in music, sports and culture, they are defined by three R’s: respect, resilience and robustness. Dilworth consists of three campuses that their boys transition through: Junior Campus in Remuera, Rural Campus in Mangatawhiri for Year 9, then Senior Campus in Epsom to complete their education.
For more details visit www.dilworth.school.nz
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Diocesan School for Girls

Diocesan School offers an education for girls from pre-school to Year 13, as well as an option for boarding, with an Anglican foundation. Core to their value system is providing an education that is creative, encourages imagination and discovery; for their students to develop individual character and leadership, as well as academic excellence. A curriculum centred on ethics, they offer personalized learning and a leadership programme, sending graduates out into the world being “more than you ever imagined”.
For more details visit www.diocesan.school.nz
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King’s School

Located in the heart of Remuera, King’s School teaches boys at primary level from 4-13 years old. A high teacher to student ratio, fantastic facilities, with a traditional academic discipline alongside a modern teaching approach that encourages reflective and creative thinking, sets King’s apart as a school. They aim to send each boy forwards with a solid foundation of learning, to be motivated, flexible and resilient.
For more details visit www.kings.school.nz
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St Cuthbert’s College

Education at St Cuthbert’s College is guided by their ‘College Compass’: striving for excellence, building a connected community, developing all dimensions and pursuing innovation, while valuing tradition. World-class facilities, beautiful grounds and dedicated teachers create a joyful and high-achieving environment for girls, from Year 6 to Year 13.
For more details visit www.stcuthberts.school.nz
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