Papatoetoe has been called the genteel suburb by some. A distinct advantage is easy access to Middlemore Hospital. Recreation facilities include The Grange Golf Club, with Royal Auckland Golf Club nearby; Allan Brewster Leisure Centre, Action Sports Stadiums and Papatoetoe Centennial Pools and Leisure Centre.
For shopping, Westfield Manukau is handy and the popular Friday night markets at Hunters Plaza will delight the taste buds with food from around the world. Local restaurants reflect the diverse cultures that come together in this suburb so close to Auckland central.
On the eastern edge of Papatoetoe lies the Puhinui reserve which is a 199ha coastal asset of amenity, cultural and conservation value. Other green spaces in Papatoetoe include both Omaha Park and Kohuroa Reserve offering spaces for walking and a slice of serenity.
Both train and bus services are available with easy access to the motorway north and south. This is a family orientated neighbourhood with many young families. Opportunities exist for first home buyers, families, singles and retirees.