About Sandringham

Sandringham is a suburb of Auckland CityNew Zealand. It is a bustling, multi-ethnic suburb, and has a population of 10,800.

Sandringham Village[1] is a walk of a few blocks south along Sandringham Rd from the Outer Link bus route,[2] and has a strong South Indian influence in restaurants and small supermarkets, Halal butchers and Bollywood movies. Nearby are gentrified Mt EdenKingsland, and Chinese-influenced Balmoral. The village has a post office, chemists, medical and legal practices, real estate agencies and a community centre.

The village architecture is art deco influenced, and most has survived, except the original village cinema. The surrounding streets are wooden villas and bungalows from the 1920s and 1930s.

The volcanic cone of Owairaka (Mt Albert) forms Sandringham’s view to the west, and the Roy Clements Treeway on Meola Creek leads from nearby Ferguson Avenue to Rocket Park and the Mt Albert Community Centre.

Sandringham was named after the country house of Edward, Prince of Wales in Norfolk, England, still used by the present royal family.

The main road is Sandringham Road which runs more or less north-south. At the northern end, Kingsland is located near the Eden Park stadium. Sandringham Village is located at the southern end of Sandringham Road just before it connects with Mount Albert Road. The top New Zealand football club Central United play at the Kiwitea Street Stadium in Sandringham. The local Secondary schools are Mount Albert Grammar SchoolMarist College and St Peter’s College.