Bruce Farquhar represents
Bayleys Nelson, Licensed REAA2008

For Buying or Selling Nelson Property

Global Marketplace

Good afternoon. Since last week we have sold 1270 Moutere Highway, Upper Moutere unconditionally. It should come as no surprise that we had four offers on this property and a bunch of interest from across the globe.

Not long after I listed this property I recall sitting with a family in London who dearly wanted to own it but couldn‘t quite get here fast enough to take advantage of it. Offers came not only from Nelson but from other parts of New Zealand.

We wish the new owners the best of luck in their new venture at what used to be the Icon Art Park and Gallery.

Our new listing this week is apartment 4/309 Wakefield Quay, Nelson. This is an immaculate, 3 bedroom apartment, with 2 bathrooms and two car parks underneath. At 125 square metres, it is larger than the apartments above and is immaculate and ready to own now.

As I write this we have listed two character homes on spacious sections - one is on 3300 sq metres on the Port Hills and the other is on over 1/4 acre in the middle of Nelson.

They will come online next week, but if you are looking for something that fits these parameters please email or call us this week.

About Nelson

Nelson is internationally renowned for its unsurpassed natural beauty‚ its pleasant Mediterranean-style climate - sheltered from cold southerly weather, varied recreational activities and diverse cultural opportunities. Taken together‚ these provide a quality of life in Nelson unexcelled by any area of its size in the world.

It is less expensive to live in Nelson than in most metropolitan areas in New Zealand, and the proportion of families who live in their own home and of adults with tertiary qualifications is higher than the national average (2006 NZ Census).

Hailed as one of New Zealand’s most ‘liveable’ cities by Lonely Planet, Nelson is a bright, optimistic, worldly town, arranged around a flat grid on Tasman Bay. Nelson’s streets are dotted with beautiful Victorian houses, with a selection of Buddhist centres, naturopaths, yoga studios and galleries. Artsy wanderers mooch between cafés and coffee-carts, ducking into the Bridge St bars or poetry readings in bookshops. Beyond the urban fringe the coast and hills offer a plethora of activities, both relaxed and adrenalin-charged.

The Nelson region, extending west into the Tasman region, is a top destination for travellers to New Zealand – and for locals too. With more sunny days than anywhere else in the country, brilliant beaches and superb national parks (Kahurangi, Nelson Lakes and Abel Tasman) there’s plenty here to keep you occupied (or to lull you into sun-soaked sedation). The region is also home to a progressive, offbeat community of artists and winemakers.

It is the people that make Nelson the appealing city it really is. Family values and a strong sense of local community underpin day-to-day life in the region. We value our history and tradition, but we also welcome newcomers and the rich diversity they bring to our lives.

I am a relative newcomer myself, having lived most of my years in the North Island. However I am also convinced that Nelson is the best city in New Zealand for the ideal quality of life.

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