Tauranga Disttrict Suburbs
Surrounding the BOP Polytechnic, Windermere is a cheaper housing area. The suburb is popular with young families due to its affordable homes. The suburb was established in the 1980’s with only a handful of homes built since that period. Although older, some homes enjoy decent land sizes complete with estuary views, which can be a pleasant surpise as when presented from the roadside, these houses appear the same as all others on the street. There are no services within the suburb (apart from those offered by the polytechnic which include a gymnasium, pool and restaurant) but the Greerton Shopping Village is only 3 minutes drive. Drive time to the city is approximately 10 minutes. Like neighbouring suburbs of Ohauiti and Maungatapu, Windermere offers easy access to Mount Maunganui via the Maungatapu expressway.