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St Johns Hill

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for St Johns Hill is 2,115, with a population density of 11.92 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

St Johns Hill is bounded by the localities of Blueskin and Lower Aramoho in the north, Peat Street and Parsons Street in the east, the suburb of Springvale East in the south, and the locality of Blueskin, Great North Road, Babbage Place and the suburb of Otamatea in the west.

Name origin

St Johns Hill is named after the forest at the base of the hill, which was known as St Johns Wood.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, although population was minimal until the late 1800s. Significant development occurred during the early 1900s. The population declined slightly between 1996 and 2006, and then increased marginally between 2006 and 2013 as new dwellings were added to the area, particularly medium and high density housing.

Land use

St Johns Hill is an established residential area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Virginia Lake, Deer Park, Peat Park, Virginia Lake Reserve and two schools.