Hornby remains one of Christchurch’s more affordable suburbs, close to the outskirts of the city and bisected by the Main South Road and the main railway heading south. Hornby has a range of light industrial and commercial property, mainly within the area framed by Main South Road, Racecourse Road, Buchanans Road and Carmen Road. Recent subdivision has occurred in the area due to the selling of land that was formerly part of Wigram Aerodrome.
Location: West Christchurch, on the city outskirts heading south via the Main South Road.
Distance from Cathedral Square (straight line): 9km.
Buses: Metrostar, Routes 5 (Hornby), 81 and 518 (Lincoln), 520 (Burnham), 521 (Templeton), 83 (Hei Hei), 84 (Russley).
Amenities: Parks - Hornby Domain, Kyle Park, Branston Park, Carmen Reserve, Waterloo Reserve, Goulding Reserve, BMX track in Kyle Park; Hornby Library on Goulding Ave, Denton Park Velodrome.
Schools & Institutions: Hornby Primary, Branston Primary, South Hornby Primary, Branston Intermediate, Hornby High School, Gilberthorpes Primary, Sockburn Primary, St Bernadettes.
Cafes and Restaurants: Hornby Junction Buffet Restaurant, Indian Palace, Domino’s Pizza, Morley’s Restaurant and Bars, Cathays Restaurant, Victoria Thai Foods, Iron Horse
Shopping: The Hub (formerly Hornby Mall) and adjacent bulk retail block, DressSmart, strip shops on Main South Road and Shands Road.
Housing type: Mainly post-war free-standing houses, flats and units.
Neighbouring suburbs: Islington, Broomfield, Wigram, Sockburn, Hei Hei