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Where should I live in Wellington?

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Moving overseas
September 2, 2020
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The suburbs to get you settled into life in Wellington

A move to a new city is an exciting time. There is so much to do to get settled, and first on your list is usually finding a place to live. If you've recently relocated to Wellington, you'll find many housing options in this small, compact, and densely populated city. From inner-city apartments and townhouses, to suburban houses and rural properties - Wellington has it all!

At WridgWays, we can make your move from Australia to Wellington simple. Our experienced international removalist team will have you packed and settled in no time, and we can even take care of your storage, insurance and pet transport needs.

The housing market in Wellington is competitive so it pays to be prepared when you move to Wellington. While there aren't any specific expat areas,  there are a number of options to meet any budget and taste. For a quality lifestyle not far from the city try the suburbs of Te Aro, Brooklyn, Oriental Bay, and Churton Park.

Te Aro

Inner-city living at its best!

This suburb is as close to the action as it gets. Covering the southern part of the CBD, this is the city's largest entertainment district and includes Courtenay Place and some of Cuba Street. This area is the perfect location for young professionals looking for the best Wellington has to offer.

With a range of medium and high density housing options, and considerable redevelopment in the area in recent years, you will be able to find a quality apartment or townhouse.    

Oriental Bay

Affluent beachside living

Located on Wellington Harbour just 1.5km from the CBD, Oriental Bay offers a family-friendly lifestyle option next to the water. This prestigious neighbourhood is a popular choice for the affluent, with its gorgeous Victorian homes and contemporary apartments. If you find a property you like in this suburb, you are advised to snap it up quickly. Just up the hill from Oriental Bay is Mt Victoria, another popular suburb to live, with panoramic views of Wellington Harbour.

Oriental Bay Beach is popular with locals and visitors alike, and with bike paths and playgrounds along the foreshore the area is well connected to the CBD. It also boasts an abundance of cafes and dining options along the main thoroughfare on Oriental Parade.


Village feels close to town

The suburb of Brooklyn is 3 km south of the CBD. It has a mix of properties to suit any budget and taste - from Victorian villas, colonial cottages and modern homes - with panoramic views of the city and surrounding area.

This suburb is perfect for any demographic. It has excellent schools, an abundance of cafes and parks, as well as good transport and cycling tracks.  Highlights of the suburb include the wind turbine site and the Penthouse Theatre.

Churton Park

Affluent living in a modern suburb

A relatively new suburb by Wellington standards, most houses in the area have been built between 2000-2009. This is affluent suburb is popular with large families and executives, where you will find large, modern family homes and a pleasant community feel. This suburb offers great amenities and has good schooling options. If you enjoy the outdoors, there are plenty of walking tracks in the hills.

Upper Hutt

Relaxed lifestyle, with good links to the city

If you are looking for a more relaxed, semi-rural lifestyle, then the Upper Hutt region is a great option. There is a good mix of demographics in the region and high quality properties available, all at an affordable price. Located 26 km north-east of Wellington CBD, it has a longer commute but with good transport and road links it is a viable option to work in the city and live a quiet lifestyle.

You'll be able to find a suitable home in Wellington, in the perfect location quickly.  

More more information on the best suburbs in Wellington visit the Wellington website here.

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