Westmere, New Zealand
|Local authority||Auckland Council|
|(Waitematā Harbour)||(Coxs Bay, Waitematā)||Herne Bay, (Coxs Bay)|
|Point Chevalier||Western Springs||Grey Lynn|
Westmere is a residential suburb of Auckland City, New Zealand. Westmere is under the local governance of the Auckland Council. The suburb was originally a working-class area, containing some state houses; mostly private housing originating from housing development in the 1920s. It is known for its Californian style bungalow architecture. It is now a highly sought-after residential location with extensive redevelopment.
Westmere is broadly bisected by Garnet Road and is bounded by Coxs Bay to the North and the green belt running from Western Springs, the Auckland Zoo and Western Springs College to the South and West.
In 2016 Auckland Transport proposed significant changes to Westmere's main roads (Garnet Road, Old Mill Road, etc.) to create safer infrastructure for cyclists, with physically-separate cycle lanes, making safe daily travel between homes and schools even easier than currently.
Westmere Primary School is located within the suburb with Pasadena Intermediate School well within walking/cycling distance for students in between primary and secondary. The closest State secondary school is Western Springs College (other options are Avondale College and Mount Albert Grammar School).
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