A community that hums with activity day and night, yet still maintains a chillaxed atmosphere? The Fringe District is a place you can enjoy at your own pace.
Why not check us out?
We’re handy to the Northern, Western and Southern Motorways, so you can get to us relatively easily from virtually anywhere in Auckland or from out of town.
Sanjay loves Kingland. He’s lived here for 17 years. He works here too – he owns Kingsland Liquor. And every time he dines out, he chooses one of the many local cafes, restaurants, bakeries or bars.
Experience Kingsland’s eclectic mix of people and places and chances are it won’t be long before you’re sharing Sanjay’s passion for the suburb as well.
You’ll find virtually every type of cuisine on offer, alongside brew pubs and wine bars (most of which host live music throughout the week). It’s the home of pre-match activity, where sports fans come together to share good times before the big game at Eden Park.
And of course, there are the locals who give Kingsland its unique vibe; people who value expression and creativity and look forward to welcoming you to the neighbourhood.
The Natural canvas off The Fringe District is a breeding ground for exercise and the outdoors. We have several awesome green spaces, Nixon Park, School Reserve, Alsco Pocket Park and Morningside Reserve, as well as exercise clubs Habitat for Fitness and Health and Sports – and boast 2 swimming pools, one inside Health and Sports and Trent Bray Swimming School.
There’s a big playground for kids, a skateboard park and basketball hoops. Just across the motorway (which can be easily accessed via the North Western cycle way) is Arch Hill Reserve, a vast area of native bush criss-crossed with walking trails and mountain biking tracks.
Just across the road from the Kingsland Station you’ll find Eden Park, with it’s hard to miss stadium and hub of florists, eateries, services and parks.
The Stadium is a Kiwi icon – and a holy grail for sports fans around the world. It’s synonymous with cricket and rugby at pretty much every level, from school and community matches right through to major internationals. Other sports are played there too – like league and soccer. And lately it’s starting to make a name for itself as a centre for Arts and Expos. The Nelson Mandela Exhibition was hosted there in 2019 but the NZ home and lifestyle show was 2020.
There’s even a community focused singalong Christmas event, an Eden Park Christmas, Kapahaka events and free Eden park Food Trucks all summer long.
CEO Nick, has big plans for improving the diversity of the Stadium’s use – like concerts, and opening it up to more community and arts focused opportunities and events.
The locals love Eden Park; the activity and events at the Stadium, the food, the down-to-earth sense of community, the parks, the friendly local businesses and the public transport that makes it easy to get pretty much wherever you want to go.
Morningside’s time has come.
This reinvigorated suburb is an easy (mostly downhill) walk from Kingsland – or you can catch a train and be there in a couple of minutes.
Old industrial buildings have taken on new leases of life as cleverly designed food and entertainment spaces. This newly established Morningside precinct is barely a minute’s walk from the train station and is home to a range of small businesses, a tavern, a food and drink hotspot, a dessert bar and an event space.
Hop off the train and head in the opposite direction and you’ll arrive at New North Road, with its array of businesses, cosy bars, breweries, eateries, takeaways and cafes.
Community is something that’s continually celebrated in Morningside. Just ask Yolanda, the international award-winning body paint artist who runs Body FX. She’ll tell you that its about more than business. It’s about friends. Like Simon and his team at Urbanaut Brewing Co, Nigel at Crave Café or Dave at The Morningside Tavern.