We Kiwis are spoilt for choice when it comes to family living. So many great cities, great neighbourhoods, and great places to be. With all these choices, however, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed. Today, we’re going to try and help you in deciding the best place for your family to settle down in New Zealand. Here are some of our top picks for the best place to live in New Zealand.
If you’re after beautiful beaches, world-class public and private schools, and a community feel, Devonport, Auckland is the place for you. This family-friendly beachside suburb has long been one of the most sought-after in Auckland. With a short ferry ride into the city, Devonport is popular for parents working in the CBD. Devonport has everything you need from quaint cafes, shops, and a number of places to explore.
The Southern Hemisphere’s Brooklyn may not be as large or busy as the one in New York, but it sure is perfect for families. Situated on one of Wellingtons hilltops, more and more families are flocking to Brooklyn for its spacious feel and green surroundings. It’s also close to bars, cinemas, and great restaurants. What’s more, it’s only a 10-minute bus ride to the city – even less so by car.
Another beautiful Wellington ‘burb that makes our list is Mount Cook. A lovely residential area in Wellington. Mount Cook is a highly desirable location, with quiet streets and well-presented houses. Perfect for established families and anyone wanting to live in a quiet and safe part of Wellington.
Consistently ranked as one of the most liveable suburbs in New Zealand, Addington, Christchurch is one suburb that can’t be left out. Fantastic schools, quaint cafes, and eateries, diverse culture – all the things would suit a slightly more Bohemian family perfectly.
Rotorua is a tourist hotspot on the North Island, and it’s also a perfect place to raise a family. It’s got the ideal weather, never too hot, never too cold. It’s just a short road trip to other major cities like Auckland and Hamilton. And it’s one of the most affordable cities in the country.
Known as the ‘adventure capital’ of New Zealand, Queenstown is the perfect location for an adventure family. You’ll never be short of activities with world-class skiing in the winter and hiking and white-water rafting in summer. With picturesque mountain views as your backdrop, Queenstown is the place to be.
Last but not least, Dunedin, ‘The Great Small City’ is the perfect place to raise a family. Consistently ranked as one of the best places to live due to its affordable housing, low crime rate, world-class education facilities, and a strong sense of community, it’s no wonder it’s a popular destination for families.
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