An Auckland ‘leafy suburb’. The description suggests space and affluence – although since the 1960s it has been modified by motels, private hotels and infill housing. The area contains some of Auckland’s most prestigious secondary schools. Epsom has traditionally been linked with Green Lane and National Women’s hospitals.

Meaning of place name
After Epsom in England. Colonel Robert Henry Wynyard, superintendent of the Auckland province and acting governor of New Zealand (1854-55), owned land in that vicinity, and it is thought that he gave the name.