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Mount Albert

Mt Albert is an attractive option for those looking for suburban comforts while maintaining a close connection to the city.


Recent Sales

Mount Albert, 8a Fontenoy Street

8a Fontenoy Street

17 November 2021
$1,705,000


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Mount Albert, 14 Vinter Terrace

14 Vinter Terrace

29 September 2021
$2,055,000


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Mount Albert, 40/17 Lyon Avenue

40/17 Lyon Avenue

2 June 2021
$970,000


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Mount Albert, 9a Harbutt Avenue

9a Harbutt Avenue

26 May 2021
$1,205,000


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Mount Albert, 6/165A Carrington Road

6/165A Carrington Road

28 April 2021
$675,000


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Mount Albert, 37 Tasman Avenue

37 Tasman Avenue

24 February 2021


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Mount Albert, 148 Mt Albert Road

148 Mt Albert Road

23 January 2021


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Mount Albert, 12 Counsel Terrace

12 Counsel Terrace

14 December 2020


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Mount Albert, 12/43 Woodward Road

12/43 Woodward Road

10 September 2020


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Mount Albert, 2/108 Asquith Avenue

2/108 Asquith Avenue

16 June 2020


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Mount Albert, 19 Springleigh Avenue

19 Springleigh Avenue

8 June 2020


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Mount Albert, 12 Fifth Avenue

12 Fifth Avenue

15 April 2020


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Mount Albert, 14 Leone Terrace

14 Leone Terrace

29 January 2020


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Mount Albert, 12 Amandale Avenue

12 Amandale Avenue

4 December 2019


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Mount Albert, 2/4 Mark Road

2/4 Mark Road

2 December 2019


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Mount Albert, 1/4 Mark Road

1/4 Mark Road

14 November 2019


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Mount Albert, 4 Martin Avenue

4 Martin Avenue

23 October 2019


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Mount Albert, 7/43 Woodward Road

7/43 Woodward Road

31 August 2019


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Mount Albert, 5 Selkirk Road

5 Selkirk Road

24 June 2019


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Mount Albert, 32 Weston Avenue

32 Weston Avenue

20 June 2019


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Mount Albert, 2/8 Springleigh Avenue

2/8 Springleigh Avenue

24 April 2019


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Mount Albert, 55 Malvern Road

55 Malvern Road

13 April 2019


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Mount Albert, 88 Mount Royal Avenue

88 Mount Royal Avenue

12 April 2019


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Mount Albert, 9 Sainsbury Road

9 Sainsbury Road

6 March 2019


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Mount Albert, 13 Range View Road

13 Range View Road

13 February 2019


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Mount Albert, 4B Renton Road

4B Renton Road

25 January 2019


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Mount Albert, 53 Martin Avenue

53 Martin Avenue

21 November 2018


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Mount Albert, 10A Amandale Avenue

10A Amandale Avenue

7 November 2018


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Mount Albert, 4A Renton Road

4A Renton Road

10 October 2018


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Mount Albert, 717 New North Road

717 New North Road

13 September 2018


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Mount Albert, 46 Sainsbury Road

46 Sainsbury Road

1 August 2018


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Mount Albert, 3 Laurel Street

3 Laurel Street

4 July 2018


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Mount Albert, 121 Owairaka Avenue

121 Owairaka Avenue

6 June 2018


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Mount Albert, 15 Range View Road

15 Range View Road

9 May 2018


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Mount Albert, 1/108 Asquith Avenue

1/108 Asquith Avenue

4 May 2018


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Mount Albert, 16 Rhodes Avenue

16 Rhodes Avenue

24 April 2018


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Mount Albert, 9a Seaview Terrace

9a Seaview Terrace

28 March 2018


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Mount Albert, 58 Linwood Avenue

58 Linwood Avenue

14 March 2018


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Mount Albert, 6/1 Norrie Avenue

6/1 Norrie Avenue

22 February 2018


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Mount Albert, 2 Martin Avenue

2 Martin Avenue

18 February 2018


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Mount Albert, 2/13 Knight Avenue

2/13 Knight Avenue

14 February 2018


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Mount Albert, 3a Preston Avenue

3a Preston Avenue

5 December 2017


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Mount Albert, 11 Knight Avenue

11 Knight Avenue

30 November 2017


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Mount Albert, 112A Taylors Road

112A Taylors Road

27 July 2017


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Mount Albert, 12 Brewster Avenue

12 Brewster Avenue

13 July 2017


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Mount Albert, 23 Phyllis Street

23 Phyllis Street

30 June 2017


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Mount Albert, 24A Jersey Avenue

24A Jersey Avenue

28 June 2017


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Mount Albert, 4 Baldwin Avenue

4 Baldwin Avenue

10 May 2017


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Mount Albert, 10/8 Soljak Place

10/8 Soljak Place

27 April 2017


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Mount Albert, 1K Richardson Road

1K Richardson Road

6 April 2017


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Mount Albert, 16/697 New North Road

16/697 New North Road

13 March 2017


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Mount Albert, 10A Springleigh Avenue

10A Springleigh Avenue

2 December 2016


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Mount Albert, 3/37 Owairaka Avenue

3/37 Owairaka Avenue

14 September 2016


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Mount Albert, 28/3 Wagener Place

28/3 Wagener Place

22 June 2016


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Mount Albert, 33 Malvern Road

33 Malvern Road

27 April 2016


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Mount Albert, 2 Seaview Terrace

2 Seaview Terrace

31 March 2016


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Mount Albert, 55 Stewart Road

55 Stewart Road

14 January 2016


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Mount Albert, 40 Stewart Road

40 Stewart Road

23 October 2015


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Mount Albert, 62 Richardson Road

62 Richardson Road

3 June 2015


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Mount Albert, 19 Lloyd Avenue

19 Lloyd Avenue

27 May 2015


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Mount Albert, 50 Willcott Street

50 Willcott Street

16 March 2015


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Mount Albert, 4 Ambrose Street

4 Ambrose Street

4 December 2014


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Mount Albert, 2 Parkhill Road

2 Parkhill Road

5 November 2014


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Mount Albert, 42 Martin Avenue

42 Martin Avenue

2 October 2014


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Mount Albert, 1211A New North Road

1211A New North Road

3 July 2014


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Mount Albert, 10 Springleigh Avenue

10 Springleigh Avenue

27 May 2014


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The second suburb to be settled in Auckland, Mount Albert carries a proud history.

Today, it is being rediscovered by those looking for a more suburban way of life. Century old fixtures of community living are now complimented by new restaurants and modern housing options. The suburb’s close location to the CBD is the icing on the cake. Though fast-moving traffic isn’t Auckland’s strong point, Mt Albert offers a straightforward commute whether by train or driving via the North-Western Motorway or New North Road. 

The largest thing on Mt Albert’s skyline is the literal Mount Albert, whose significance dates back to Pre-European Maori. Like much of Auckland, or Tamaki-makau-rau, the mountain’s favourable characteristics attracted many tribes. Its fertile soil allowed for expansive vegetable gardens and the creation of a terraced pa provided protection from enemies.

Looking south west from Mount Eden towards Mount Albert. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries

Looking south west from Mount Eden towards Mount Albert. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries

Challenging, consolidating and competing, the mountain’s name changed with the dominant tribe at the time. The most well known Maori name for the mountain is Owairaka. It refers to Waikara – a Māori ancestor of considerable folklore. She settled in the area in about 1350, coming from Tahiti.  Her father was Toroa, chief of Ngati Awa. The stories of her leadership ability, strength, bravery, care and wisdom are impressive and live on today.  

In 1841 Mt Albert was part of the land acquired by the crown from the Ngatiwhatua for a  princely sum of 200 pounds, 4 horses, 30 blankets, 10 cloaks, 1 tent and a sealing box.

The mountain and surrounding area were renamed Mt Albert in honour of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband. It was also the name given to the wider borough. 2,500 acres, which more or less consisted of today’s Kingsland, Sandringham, Morningside and Mt Albert.

Now for schools. For primary age children, schools include Marist Primary, Hebron Christian College, Owairaka Primary and Gladstone Primary School - one of the country’s biggest. Intermediate ages often travel to Kingsland for Kowhai Intermediate. Local secondary schools include Marist College and the reputable Mt Albert Grammar, which has been part of the community since 1922.

Mt Albert Grammar School, Established 1922.

Mt Albert Grammar School, Established 1922.

Mt Albert offers an eclectic range of shops. New North Road has many Chinese and Asian stores, including the 955 Centre and Lim Supermarket Centre.

There are a number of excellent cafes to choose from including, Sprout and The Lodge Cafe with the stand out being L’oeuf. Insiders tip - The Hunter, The Geisha and The Nest prove the most popular dishes. Many takeaway options line New North Road. If a night out is in order, then Chinoiserie comes with the highest commendations. Featured in the top 10 of the Metro Cheap Eats, the restaurant serves up Asian-inspired delights that will make the taste buds sing and the wallet coo with joy.

L'Ouef, a local neighbourhood patch

L'Ouef, a local neighbourhood patch

For retail therapy there is the St Lukes shopping centre, with a food court, supermarket and cinema complex.

Owairaka has plenty of walking tracks and sports fields to enjoy the outdoors. There are countless small reserves in the area for BBQs, picnics and sports. Just some of these are the War Memorial Reserve, Ferndale Park, Fowlds Park and Alan Wood Reserve which will be connected to the Waterview Shared Path for walkers and cyclists. Weekends and school holidays can be spent at the Mount Albert Aquatic Centre, featuring a waterslide and wave pool and the playground at Rocket Park.

Mt Albert is an attractive option for those looking for suburban comforts while maintaining a close connection to the city. Built on a foundation of community and values, this is one suburb where you’ll always be able to ask your neighbours for some sugar and a smile. 

Mount Albert History

Land in the Mt Albert suburb was publically listed for sale in 1842, and sold off mostly for farming by 1847. The most prominent early European settler was Allan Kerr Taylor who bought over 500 acres. Legend has it that he named himself as Mt Albert’s ‘squire’ and ‘father’ of the Anglican Church. His gracious farmhouse, Alberton, still stands today.

Other early farmers included Edward and Elizabeth Allen and the Sadgrove family, duly recognised today with street names. Many who moved into the area in these early years followed non-conformist religions, in-line with our ‘squire’ Allan Kerr Taylor. Shared values created a tight-knit community, which was respectfully interdenominational. This religious presence also explains why Mt Albert was one of the last areas to lift its ‘dry’ restrictions.

Mount Albert with Sadgrove's farm in the foreground. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries

Mount Albert with Sadgrove's farm in the foreground. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries

Owairaka played a vital role in early development as it was quarried for scoria from the 1840’s. Its main use was for local railroad development. A ‘ballast pit’ was built for this purpose by the Railways Department in 1878. Railroads provided access to new subdivisions and trade routes. Most noteworthy was the 1880 opening of the railway from Auckland to Avondale and Glen Eden, with stations at Mt Eden, Kingsland, Morningside, Mt Albert, New Lynn. The tram came past later in 1912. With so many transport options the suburb’s commercial and residential areas flourished. Many business people working in the CBD settled in the area due it’s close proximity, a convenience that hasn’t been lost on residents today.

However over time the quarrying had tragic consequences. The archaeologically important Maori terracing was destroyed and the mountain’s two cones disfigured. Local residents strongly petitioned for quarrying to end. The pit closed in 1928, but not until the mountain's height was reduced from 148 metres to 135 metres. Today the land mass is half its original size and what were two cones have been levelled to appear as one.

At the sacrifice of Owairaka, the borough’s population doubled in the 1920’s. This spurred extensive housing development between the 1920’s and 1940’s – reportedly at a rate of 1.5 per week. In 1930 the borough had more than 20,000 residents, the largest in New Zealand.

Architecture

Today there are numerous notable buildings remaining from this period. Most well known is Alberton, at 100 Mt Albert Road. It was built for Allan Kerr Taylor as the family farmhouse in 1863, expanding eventually to an 18 room mansion. It was famous in the 19th century for the balls, hunts, music and garden parties the Kerr Taylors hosted.

Alberton, 100 Mt Albert Road

Alberton, 100 Mt Albert Road

The architecture was strongly Indian influenced, with distinctive Anglo-Indian style turrets and wrap around verandahs. Alberton was left to the historic places Trust in 1972. Having been extensively refurbished it is now a popular destination for weddings, corporate events and gatherings looking for the grandeur of the colonial elite.

The Mt Albert Methodist Church, at 831 New North Road, was one of the early churches, built in Gothic style architecture in 1866.

Caughey House at 15 McLean Street was built in 1888 for Andrew Caughey, of Smith & Caughey's Department Store fame. Designed by Arthur White, the spectacular 16 bedroom home is now used by a private school.

 

Karitane Home for Infant Welfare (formerly Caugheys House); Mr. A. C. Caugheys munificent gift to the Plunket Society. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries

Karitane Home for Infant Welfare (formerly Caugheys House); Mr. A. C. Caugheys munificent gift to the Plunket Society. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries

The many bungalow style homes have stood the test of time and are a reliable investment or rental. Modern townhouses and apartments fill out the rest of the area, with more apartments scheduled to be built.

Past and present notable residents include Sonny Bill Williams, Lucy Lawless, Helen Clarke, Petra Bagust and Olympian Sir Peter Snell.  

The suburb is proud of its education and research facilities. The Mount Albert Research Centre hosts Crown Research Institutes and the Auckland centre of Plant & Food Research. Also, Unitec Institute of Technology's main campus is in Mt Albert.

Chinoiserie Bar and Eatery

A favourite with locals offering a mix of Chinese and Taiwanese-inspired street snacks.

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Mount Albert, Unit A 124 Taylors Road

Unit A 124 Taylors Road


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Mount Albert, Unit B 124 Taylors Road

Unit B 124 Taylors Road


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Mount Albert, Unit C 124 Taylors Road

Unit C 124 Taylors Road


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Mount Albert, Unit D 124 Taylors Road

Unit D 124 Taylors Road


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Mount Albert, Unit E/F 124 Taylors Road

Unit E/F 124 Taylors Road


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Mount Albert, Unit G 124 Taylors Road

Unit G 124 Taylors Road


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Mount Albert, Unit J 124 Taylors Road

Unit J 124 Taylors Road


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Mount Albert, Unit K 124 Taylors Road

Unit K 124 Taylors Road


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Mount Albert, 6/36 Margaret Avenue

6/36 Margaret Avenue


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Mount Albert, 1131A New North Road

1131A New North Road

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Things to do, places to see

Rocket Park


Famous for its Rocket and a family favourite, Rocket Park is a fun playground for all ages.

Pyrenees Delicatessen


Spend time exploring the wide variety of cheeses and indulge in the pastries crafted in the Pyrénées kitchen – enjoy all your favourite foods and be inspired to try something different.

L'Ouef


Famous for 'The Nest' (a boiled, crumbed egg resting in a “nest” of Kataifi pastry) this cafe is utterly relaxing and well worth a visit.

Chinoiserie


A favourite with locals offering a mix of Chinese and Taiwanese inspired street snacks.

Mount Albert Grammar


Mount Albert Grammar is one of the largest secondary schools in the country. It teaches from year 9 to year 13.

Mount Albert Train Station


The Mt Albert Rail Station serves schools, Unitec and local residences. More than 2,100 people use it each day.

Alberton House


Famous in the latter part of the 19th century for its balls, hunts, garden parties and musical occasions, Alberton today is renowned as one of the best places to experience authentic, gracious colonial living in New Zealand.

Local Schools

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Primary
Intermediate
Secondary
Waterview School
Years 1-6
Co-ed
19 Oakley Avenue
09 828 7227


Balmoral School (Auckland)
Years 1-8
Co-ed
19 Brixton Road
09 638 7960


Avondale Primary School (Auckland)
Years 1-6
Co-ed
Crayford Street West
09 828 8929


Gladstone School (Auckland)
Years 1-6
Co-ed
8 Seaview Terrace
09 846 9744


Edendale School (Auckland)
Years 1-6
Co-ed
419 Sandringham Road
09 846 6340


Mt Albert School
Years 1-6
Co-ed
6 Sainsbury Road
09 846 9288


New Windsor School
Years 1-6
Co-ed
185 New Windsor Road
09 628 8001


Owairaka District School
Years 1-6
Co-ed
113 Richardson Road
09 846 5091


Pt Chevalier School
Years 1-6
Co-ed
Te Ra Road
09 846 1359


Balmoral School (Auckland)
Years 1-8
Co-ed
19 Brixton Road
09 638 7960


Blockhouse Bay Intermediate
Years 7-8
Co-ed
95 Bolton Street
09 626 6414


Avondale Intermediate
Years 7-8
Co-ed
Holly Street
09 828 7883


Kowhai Intermediate
Years 7-8
Co-ed
26 Onslow Road
09 846 7534


Western Springs College
Year 9-15
Co-ed
Motions Road
09 815 6730


Auckland Girls' Grammar School
Year 9-15
Girls
Howe Street
09 307 4180


Mt Albert Grammar School
Year 9-15
Co-ed
36 Alberton Ave
09 846 2044


Avondale College
Year 9-15
Co-ed
Victor Street
09 828 7024



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Suburb Stats

Mount Albert


Median sale price in December 2021

$1,710,000

1% last month
20% same time as
last year

Monthly Trend

Total Sales in December 2021

46% last month
19 sales
14% same time as
last year

Monthly Sales