Bayview is a suburb of North Shore City. It is located about five kilometres from central North Shore and 15 kilometres from central Auckland. The North Shore area was not rurally settled by Europeans until the late 1800s. In 1950 the population of the whole North Shore area had only reached 50,000. However, once the Auckland Harbour Bridge was developed in 1959, settlement in the area boomed. North Shore transformed into a city, with suburbs like Bayview seeing quick growth.
Today Bayview is a largely residential suburb with beautiful family homes and many residents commuting to nearby North Shore or central Auckland during the week. The homes in the area range in style and modernity, with some commanding sea views. Bayview is not self-sufficient, which means a short commute to nearby suburbs for day-to-day amenities. It is surrounded by native and scenic reserves, providing the perfect opportunity for leisurely walks, family picnics and recreational activities.
Bayview School is a co-educational contributing primary (years 1-6) school. The adjoining Bayview Community Centre has an Early Learning Centre for pre-schoolers, offers Before and After School Care and has a comprehensive School Holiday Prograamme for students. The area is surrounded by the suburbs of Unsworth Heights, Glenfield and Greenhithe.
*source: Wikipedia & qv.co.nz