It’s a big city with a small-town feel
Hamilton has a population of 165,000 people, and yet it feels like a small town: It is easy to get around, and everything feels super close by. From Rototuna, the top of the city, to Melville, the bottom, only takes 14 minutes by car. So, it’s the best of both worlds: a big place with lots to see and do and a small place in which you can instantly feel at home.
Another reason to move to Hamilton is that it isn’t as expensive as other cities like Auckland and Wellington, meaning your dollar will go further and you can score yourself a better house on a bigger piece of land. In general, the cost of living is considerably cheaper in Hamilton, with goods and groceries not burning as much of a hole in your pocket.
Great cuisine and nightlife
Hamilton is young, upcoming, vibrant, and multicultural. And what do these elements mean for a city? Two things: fantastic choice of cuisine and a pumping nightlife. You can find just about whatever type of cuisine you crave in Hamilton, followed by an entertainment filled night out.
There is plenty to do!
You won’t have trouble finding things to do on the weekend. Hamilton is home to a major tourist attraction, The Hamilton Gardens, New Zealand’s largest botanical gardens, a must-see for both travellers and locals. Not to mention Hamilton also has many museums, art galleries, and a zoo.
For the outdoor adventure type the Waikato River cuts through the centre providing the perfect place for swimming, watersports and fishing!
Hamilton is just a 90-minute drive to Auckland and just a few hours from Rotorua, Tauranga, Raglan and Taupo. You’re never too far from a major city, beach, or international airport.
Hamilton is overall a simply awesome city. If you’re looking to move there, get in touch with the moving professionals at The Moving Company! They’re New Zealand’s most trusted team of movers for intercity and international relocations, helping you get settled in your new home safer, quicker, better. Grab a quick quote from The Moving Company and say hello to Hamilton sooner!