Ferndale

This is one of the more pleasant Waikanae new subdivisions, not least because the existing undulations in the former bushland were retained, instead of the land being bulldozed flat to maximise the number of sections that could be squeezed into it.

According to the website there are a total of 62 sections with an average section size of 1,550 m² which is a lot larger than is typical nowadays.  Of course, that was reflected in the prices wanted.  There are also fairly restrictive covenants which we know have deterred some prospective buyers.

The majority of the lots now have houses on them, although there are still some vacant.