The secret of the ever popular Papatoetoe District is the wonderful people who have chosen it as their home. With a diverse and vibrant community and strong community networks, it features well known landmarks such as the Puhinui Reserve, Middlemore hospital, The Grange Golf Club and Auckland Golf Club with surrounds the hospital grounds. Family lifestyles are enhanced with by sports grounds, a swimming complex, churches, mosques, theatre, clubs, shopping centres, great schools and rest homes. Being on the southern border of the Auckland region, Papatoetoe has great motorway access to beaches and bush walks.
One of the larger suburbs of the area commonly known as South Auckland, Papatoetoe is located less than 20 minutes south east of the Auckland CBD. Papatoetoe is a Maori name, which can be loosely translated as “undulating area where the toetoe is the predominant feature”, making it named after the “Prince of Wales” feather (toe toe / toi toi) which grow abundantly in the swampy parts of the region. For the first english setters, the Papatoetoe area was handily located close to the narrowest points between Aucklands two great harbours which are still enjoyed by the locals today who love the seaside recreational opportunites it provides.
Located at 66 Great South Road, this building was previously known as ‘The Starlight Cinema” and also “The Otara Luxury Cinema” and was opened in 1957. It was ahead of its time having an inhouse cafe and hosted a world premier movie by verteran director Rudall Hayward with feature film “To Love a Maori” in 1972. Many locals remember their nights spent at the movies in this building not that long ago.
Ray White Papatoetoe is a real estate company service provider for a wide range of real estate needs on behalf of established property owners, investors, and new arrivals in the region.
We have a variety of properties for sale including residential, rural and lifestyle available to view online. You can also view open homes and rental properties in and around Papatoetoe via our website.
If you are looking for Auckland property for sale or rent, or would like to discuss selling your property talk to the team at Ray White Papatoetoe today, they will help you with all of your real estate needs.