Epsom is an exclusive, wealthy suburb of Auckland Central, New Zealand. It is situated in the centre of the Auckland Isthmus between Mount Eden and One Tree Hill, south of Newmarket, and five kilometres south of Auckland CBD.
At the 2018 New Zealand census, Epsom had a population of 19,428 with 5,904 households.
Notable Features, Parks and Reserves
Named after the town in England, which is known for its horse-racing, Epsom also has a race track. The Alexandra Park Raceway is situated in the south-eastern part of Epsom, next to the Epsom Showgrounds.
The suburb has long been known for its tree-lined, well-ordered streets, parks and a wide range of architecture, with century-old villas competing with modern dwellings in the late 20th century.
Epsom’s numerous parks and reserves include the volcanic cone of Mount Saint John, Marivare Reserve, Eden Garden, the netball courts at Windmill Park and Melville Park.
Auckland Grammar School and Epsom Girls Grammar School are single-sex state secondary schools. At the same time, Dilworth School, Diocesan School for Girls and St Cuthbert’s College are single-sex private composite schools serving the local community.
Epsom Normal Primary School, Kohia Terrace School, and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School are co-educational primary schools.