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Where should I live in Christchurch?

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Moving overseas
November 6, 2020
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The best suburbs to live in Christchurch

A move to New Zealand is a thrilling time. If you have recently relocated or are planning a move to Christchurch, you'll find the housing stock is some of the most affordable and modern in New Zealand.

At WridgWays, we are here to help make your move from Australia to Christchurch simple. You can trust our team to get you settled, we can look after everything from packing and storage, and everything in-between.

Christchurch is the oldest and 'newest' city in New Zealand. Since the 2011 earthquake, Christchurch has been reshaped and rebuilt, into a modern and creative urban centre. The city is constantly evolving and there is always something new to enjoy.


Attractive, affluent suburb

Merivale is an attractive suburb of Christchurch, located to the north of the city centre. It has a mix of historic cottages, apartments and townhouses. Its central location means it is highly desirable and house prices reflect this. It is a safe neighbourhood, and with several excellent schools from pre-school through to high school, it is a popular choice for families to settle. Enjoy a stroll along Papanui Road and sample some of the best cafes and restaurants in Christchurch.


Beachside living

Sumner is a coastal seaside suburb, southeast of Christchurch. It is one of the oldest European settlements in Christchurch. Its location in a valley means this suburb feels more like a village. Houses are dotted along the hillsides and many enjoy ocean views. There is also park land and good schools in the area.

The beach is one of the best in Christchurch and is popular in summer with locals and surfers. The 15 minute drive into the CBD means you can enjoy the best of both worlds.  


Popular lifestyle suburb close to town

Riccarton is just to the west of Hagley Park and is a bustling inner-city suburb of Christchurch. With a mix of apartment living, traditional housing and townhouses, there is something to meet every budget and all age requirements. Those with children will appreciate the local amenities, including parks, the large Westfield shopping mall and quality schools. While the young at heart can enjoy the thriving dining and café scene on their doorstep. The city is a short walk or bike ride away and makes it a popular choice for those looking for a convenient lifestyle close to the city.    

Central City

Modern, central city living

One Central, previously East Frame, is a key element of the Christchurch Central City Recovery Plan. Units, apartments and townhouses are being built to accommodate, and introduce life and community back into the central city. This rapidly changing area is a great choice for individuals, couples and young families looking for a balanced in a central location, enjoying lunch from home is an option!

Living in a central location means you will enjoy everything that comes with city living - retail stores, city dining and open spaces. And not to forget, you'll be in the best position to discover the newest places as the city evolves.

So what are you waiting for? Once you are ready to make the move to Christchurch, you'll be able to find your perfect home, in the perfect suburb!

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