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Bishopdale & Harewood Suburb Profile

Bishopdale & Harewood at a glance ...

Bishopdale/Harewood is located in the north west of Christchurch, approximately 11 kilometres from the central business district (CBD). Christchurch International Airport and Orana Wildlife Park are in this profile area.


State Highway 1 (SH1) passes through Harewood and separates the land use. Commercial use can be found to the north of SH1, whilst residential use is predominantly south of SH1.



According to 2013 Census data, the median age for the area is 40 years. This is higher than the Christchurch city average of 38 years.


Bishopdale offers a diverse range of over 80 stores including gifts and stationery, fashion and footwear, hair and beauty, health and fitness, and hardware. Retailers offer reliable service and warm, local hospitality. There are a variety of food shops from butcher to baker, fruit and veg to seafood, dairy to supermarket, plus shoppers will also discover plenty of cafés, restaurants and takeaways.

Shopping in Bishopdale is also convenient for the busy shopper, with local facilities not available in large malls, such as Bishopdale Library and the YMCA  located here. Featuring a medical centre, dentist, real estate and legal services plus education and childcare facilities, Bishopdale is the hub of the community.

The outdoor playground is a welcome distraction for children, and Bishopdale Park (The Elephant Park) is right on our doorstep.

Bishopdale Playground

There are a number of reasons why you should come and explore Bishopdale today: 

The main schools in the area are Bishopdale Primary, Isleworth Primary, Harewood Primary, Cotswold Primary, and Breens Intermediate. All have generous areas of landscaped park ground.

Bishopdale has a library and many churches, including PresbyterianJehovah's Witnesses and Catholic

Residential real estate median sale price from November 2015 to November 2016 below for Bishopdale and surrounding suburbs.

Bishopdale and Harewood census data


Information care of: Wikipedia ; Bishopdalevillagemall.co.nz and the Christchurch City Council

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