Redwood, Beckenham best places to live

By Susie Nordqvist


Two Christchurch suburbs, Redwood and Beckenham, which were largely unaffected in the September and February earthquakes, have made it into the top 10 suburbs by property value growth.

The figures from Quotable Value New Zealand reveal the best and worst suburbs to live in around the countr

One Christchurch real estate agent said Redwood in particular was seen as an affordable part of town for first and second home buyers and was close to amenities including the Northwood Supa Centre.

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Top 10 suburbs

1. Auckland, Otahuhu, up 9.9 per cent to $319,111

2. Auckland, Point Chevalier, up 8 per cent to $711,778

3. Auckland, Westmere, up 7.4 per cent to $952,222

4. Auckland, Saint Johns, up 6.3 per cent to $706, 389

5. Auckland, Meadowbank, up 6.2 per cent to $675, 222

6. Waipa, Kihikihi, up 6 per cent to $228,944

7. Christchurch, Redwood, up 5.8 per cent to $342,222

8. North Shore, Forrest Hill, up 5.7 per cent to $569,667

9. North Shore, Sunnynook, up 5.6 per cent to $495,056

10. Christchurch, Beckenham, up 5.6 per cent to $401, 944

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Bottom 10 suburbs

1. Whangarei, Hikurangi, down 16.6 per cent to $168, 222

2. Far North, Kaitaia, down 13.7 per cent to $153,833

3. Ruapehu, Ohakune, down 10.5 per cent to $208, 889

4. Hutt City, Naenae, down 9.7 per cent to $244,222

5. Gisborne, Outer Kaiti, down 9.7 per cent to $140, 556

6. Invercargill, Richmond, down 9.7 per cent to $198,000

7. Central Hawkes Bay, Waipukurau, down 9.6 per cent to $176,444

8. Opotiki, Opotiki, down 9.4 per cent to $156, 722

9. Rodney, Wellsford, down 9.3 per cent to $232,778

10. Matamata Piako, Te Aroha, down 8.8 per cent to $210,111

 

- Hamilton News

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