What house best suits your personality?
Whether you’re looking for a townhouse, an apartment, your own piece of New Zealand countryside or a beachfront property, you’ll find a home here in Wellington
Wellington has a mixture of home-owners and renters, families and retired couples, students and young professionals. There’s such a wide range of people in our region and a style of house to suit them all.
Most Wellingtonians live within 3km of the sea but there are some homes you can find that have the beach as their backyard. If it’s calming views of the water you want every morning, check out coastal Kāpiti towns like Plimmerton with some of the most stunning views in the region. Or head out to Petone or Eastbourne and watch the sunset over Matiu/Somes Island in the evenings.
You could live in the heart of the city with Wellington’s top food and entertainment spots on your doorstep, in an inner-city apartment. These high-rise spaces range from one-bedroom to five-or six-bedroom places and are situated along the CBD’s main streets. Grab a loft-style apartment on the iconic Cuba Street, or have the enviable views of Te Papa and the Wellington waterfront from Courtenay Place or Tory Street. Although it’s good to note that rent and housing prices differ, often depending on how close you live to the CBD or the coastline.
Get caught up in the romance of Wellington’s own version of San Francisco’s Painted Ladies. You’ll find beautifully renovated Victorian-era townhouses in several of the capital’s inner-city suburbs, like Mt Victoria and Oriental Bay. Some of these homes are available to rent or buy in their entirety, others have been converted into trendy apartments ideal for a young professional or young couple to set themselves up in Wellington.
Or escape the busyness of the city and head out to the less-populated communities of the Wairarapa or Upper Hutt. This could be a chance for you to explore a semi-rural Kiwi lifestyle, with quaint family houses surrounded by incredible green spaces, including the stunning Remutaka Range. Whatever home you’re looking for, Wellington has options for you.