Fairfield / Fairview Downs / Enderley

10 Aug 2023 The Lodge Real Estate Team

In this region, you'll find affordable suburbs with many investment properties, first homes, and state properties built between the 50s and 70s.

Land lots are typically large with some lots subdivided. Local restaurants, cafes and amenities are nearby at Five Cross Roads. Fairfield Park and Ranfurly Park are in the area too, along with a few sporting clubs. The Ruakura Inland Port will be close by once construction is complete.


Fairfield became part of Hamilton in 1949 and is named after the dairy farm of John Davies, who bought 100 acres from F. R. Claude. Enderley’s suburb name was supposedly inspired by postman Edward Shoard’s house—which was named Enderley. Southwell School on Peachgrove Road was founded in 1911. Tramway Road, which runs through the east side of Enderley, was originally a proposed tram line. Like Fairfield, Enderley joined Hamilton in 1949.

Fairview Downs, meanwhile, was developed in stages. The area south of Powells Road was developed in the 1960s while north of Powells Road became housing in the 70s.

Key attractions and notable landmark

The Fairfield Bridge crosses the Waikato River, connecting Fairfield to Beerescourt.

The upcoming Ruakura Inland Port will see a new medium density suburb built north of Fairview Downs.

Real estate and design

This area is home to large properties built in the 1950s by the state to house Hamilton’s growing population. 

Shopping and amenities

Five Cross Roads has a number of shops in an open mall and strip shopping style. Convenience shops can also be found in Heaphy Terrace and at Davies Corner. Locals recommend the local produce from the Vege King on Heaphy Terrace.

Local medical centres:

Restaurants and cafes

Five Cross Roads hosts the majority of the area’s eateries. Coffee-wise, Coffee Culture at Five Cross Roads has established a loyal following with their own roasted beans providing the edge to their coffee. Meanwhile Spices Indian Cuisine and Golden Dragon Restaurant & Takeaway add variety to the menu. Grab a pizza from Cross Road Pizza, or if you’re in the mood for a burger, Burger Fuel and McDonald’s have you covered. What’s more, you can wash it down with an ale from the Crossroads Bar next door.

Further afield, French Tart Cafe on River Road in Fairfield is a popular coffee and breakfast stop while Oxford Takeaways offers fish and chips.

Sports and fitness

Fairfield Park has a playground, a skatepark, wide open spaces for soccer, netball, basketball, rugby and cricket, plus four tennis courts. Ranfurly Park also offers a playground and a delightful gully walk from Balloch Street through to Casey Ave. Enderley Park has a playground and a rugby field, while Raymond Park has facilities for cricket and soccer.

You’ll also find playgrounds at Pountney Park, Carrs Park, and Northolt Park.

Local sports clubs and facilities:

Schools and education

Local schools*:

*Many schools have zoning policies, please check the geographical boundaries of a preferred school with a Lodge salesperson.

Distance from CBD

Fairfield is approximately 3km away from the Hamilton CBD, while Fairview Downs is closer to 7km. A taxi fare from this region will cost between $12 to $25 dollars approximately.

Buses also run regularly to and from the CBD.

  • The Route 14 bus runs from the CBD to Fairview Downs via Fairfield and Enderley.
  • The Route 11 bus also runs from the CBD to Fairview Downs, but runs through Claudelands and Enderley.
  • The Route 16 bus runs north through Fairfield before heading up through Chartwell on its way to Rototuna.

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