In the 1990s, the western slopes of Dinsdale were subdivided to become the suburb of Western Height we know today. Popular land sites were snapped up as they provided elevation and an interesting outlook to the hinterland.
Key attractions and notable landmarks
Sitting on the Western slopes of Dinsdale, Western Heights offers elevated views over hinterland from many homes. It’s a modern suburb on the outskirts of Hamilton with easy access from the city to Raglan. Moreover, its lack of through roads makes it a peaceful place to live away from the hustle of the city.
Real estate and design
Larger, spacious modern homes of brick or stucco construction are typical in the area. Many have been designed to take advantage of expansive views.
Shopping and amenities
Convenience and speciality shopping is available at Grandview or Dinsdale Malls approximately 2km from Western Heights. Two supermarkets are nearby in Dinsdale and Nawton.
A leisurely walk or short drive down Dinsdale Road brings you to the Dinsdale shops, which include convenience food outlets such as bakeries and pizza parlours. Here you’ll also find the popular Lola Breakfast Bar and Cafe.
Meanwhile at Grandview Mall in Nawton, Sugar Bowl on Grandview is the local coffee spot. Here you’ll also find a Countdown and various takeaway options.
Got a hankering for some pub grub? The Dinsdale Tavern off Whatawhata Road offers traditional pub meals to eat in or take away while further down the road is the Dinsdale Office, a bar that does superb meals with an ale or wine.
Sports and Fitness
As a modern subdivision, Western Heights benefits from planned open spaces. Derek Heather Park off Grandview Road and Te Kootii Park are popular recreation sites with sports fields, a cricket pitch (at Te Kooti only) and play equipment.