Story: Suburbs

Restored villa, Freemans Bay

Restored villa, Freemans Bay

Freemans Bay, overlooking Auckland Harbour, was the poorest part of Auckland in the early 20th century. A century later the houses that have survived from those days have been restored and renovated, and the area is now one of the most expensive in New Zealand. This is due partly to its central location but also to the historic character of the neighbourhood.

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Mark Derby, 'Suburbs - Suburban life since the 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2023)

Story by Mark Derby, published 11 Mar 2010