The rest of the country might give us Aucklanders a hard time for having no sense of community but, we can assure you, the people of Te Atatu Peninsula have it in spades. This is the kind of place where neighbours look out for one another, local merchants are supported and community events like the well attended Summer Night Markets are a regular thing so if you’re looking for a great place to raise kids, Te Atatu Peninsula is one of our top picks. From here it’s an easy commute to Auckland’s CBD and around 13kms from the wineries of Kumeu so it's perfectly positioned for both work and weekends. If you haven’t visited Harbourview Reserve and gazed back across the water the Sky Tower, then you’re missing out on a magical view and a perfect spot for a romantic picnic. The town centre features a large, modern library and an expansive village green. Brilliantly set up for cyclists with the Northwestern Cycleway, Te Atatu Peninsula also delivers for water sports, offering great spots for paddle boarding and kayaking as well as a local Yacht Club.