Bruce Farquhar represents
Bayleys Nelson, Licensed REAA2008

For Buying or Selling Nelson Property

What’s Life Like in Nelson New Zealand and What is the Property Market Like?

This weekend is the last opportunity to view any of our open homes, however over the holiday season Kellie and I are providing a full service and will be available for property viewings on all but the major days off - Christmas, Boxing and New Year‘s Days.

Next week I will be bringing 4 new listings to the market and so while we can‘t offer you an open home for them we can certainly get you through and I can assure you that each of our vendors welcome viewings through the Christmas/New Year period.

There will be one more e-newsletter next week and then I‘ll leave you in peace until mid January.

Our new listing this week is virtually at the foot of the world-renowned Farewell Spit, and is a substantial modern home with an income producing cottage at the other end of the property. Since I like that area a lot, I won\'t need too much persuasion to jump in the car and show you around that one.

Have a great week.

What is Nelson like?

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 54 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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