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?

Having returned from the UK this morning after 12 days away, I am more convinced than ever that this is one of the most wonderful cities in the world in which to live.

Those of us who already live here take this city for granted, and sometimes we have to go elsewhere in the world just to realise what we already have.

Getting out of the plane this morning I couldn‘t help noticing that compared to the large cities I‘ve been to overseas, the Nelson sky is bluer, the air is fresher, the city is less congested, and everyone’s so friendly.

We have three new homes that are having their first open days this weekend.

60 Pukeko Lane, Mapua is a stunning contemporary home on 2 hectares that runs down to the water’s edge, and offers a minimum of maintenance on the grounds and supreme, sun-kissed privacy.

5 Milne Place is a substantial family home where your children will absolutely enjoy the full-sized tennis court and the in-ground pool. At the end of a small Richmond cul de sac, the property is easy walking distance to schools and town.

161 Maitai Valley Road, Nelson is on 14 hectares, only 2 minutes’ drive to the city. This is a high quality home with a grandstand view of the Maitai Valley and river, where on any given day you are likely to find fighting brown trout, or if the mood takes you, walks and mountain bike trails in to town or out into the countryside.

We look forward to seeing you at any of our five open homes this weekend.

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.

New Listings

  • 370 Old Coach Road

    Mahana, Tasman 7173

    $NZDPrice by Negotiation

    3 Bed, 2 Bath, 251 Sq M

  • 5 Milne Place

    Richmond, Tasman 7020

    $NZDPrice by Negotiation

    4 Bed, 3 Bath, 310 Sq M

  • 161 Maitai Valley Road

    Maitai, Nelson 7010

    $NZDPrice by Negotiation

    3 Bed, 2 Bath, 210 Sq M

  • 148b Glen Road

    Glenduan, Nelson 7071

    $NZDPrice by Negotiation

    3 Bed, 1 Bath, 180 Sq M

  • 40 View Mount

    Stoke, Nelson 7011

    $NZDPrice by Negotiation

    4 Bed, 2 Bath, 190 Sq M

  • 60 Pukeko Lane

    Redwood Valley, Tasman 7081

    $NZDPrice by Negotiation

    3 Bed, 3 Bath, 340 Sq M

  • 41 Atmore Terrace

    Maitai, Nelson 7010

    $NZDPrice by Negotiation

    5 Bed, 3 Bath, 334 Sq M

  • 46 Old Mill Road

    Okiwi Bay, Marlborough 7193

    $NZDPrice by Negotiation

    4 Bed, 2 Bath, 320 Sq M

  • 6 Arthur Vista

    Atawhai, Nelson 7010

    $NZDPrice by Negotiation

    4 Bed, 3 Bath, 337 Sq M

  • 22 Springlea Heights

    Atawhai, Nelson 7010

    $NZDPrice by Negotiation

    3 Bed, 2 Bath, 393 Sq M

  • 68 Admirals Way

    Ruby Bay, Tasman 7173

    $NZDPrice by Negotiation

    Bed, Bath, 3267 Sq M

  • 453 Suffolk Road

    Stoke, Nelson 7011

    $NZDPrice by Negotiation

    4 Bed, 2 Bath, 225 Sq M

  • 160 Aranui Road

    Mapua, Tasman 7005

    $NZD - Price by Negotiation

    4 Bed, 3 Bath, 49265 Sq M

  • 179 Ranzau Road

    Hope, Richmond

    $NZDPrice by Negotiation

    3-4 Bed, 2 Bath, 210 Sq M

  • 85 Brabant Drive

    Ruby Bay,

    $NZD- Price by Negotiation

    Bed, Bath, 2605 Sq M

  • 89 Brabant Drive

    Ruby Bay,

    $NZD- Price By Negotiation

    4 Bed, 3 Bath, 420 Sq M

  • 85 + 89 Brabant Drive

    Ruby Bay, Tasman

    $NZD- Price by Negotiation

    4 Bed, 3 Bath, 420 Sq M

  • 35 Lacebark Lane

    Mahana, Upper Moutere

    $NZD- $1,000,000

    3 Bed, 2 Bath, 280 Sq M

  • 43 Davies Drive

    Atawhai, Nelson

    $NZD- Price by Negotiation

    4 Bed, 2 Bath, 439 Sq M

  • Sold
    5 Balou Place

    Richmond, Tasman 7020

    $NZDSOLD

    4 Bed, 2 Bath, 252 Sq M

  • Sold
    353 & 355 Wakefield Quay

    , Nelson 7010

    $NZDSOLD

    Bed, Bath, 551 Sq M

  • Sold
    21 Red Stag Lane

    Redwood Valley,

    $NZDSOLD

    4 Bed, 3 Bath, 385 Sq M

  • Sold
    1 Arthur Vista

    Atawhai, Nelson

    $NZDSOLD

    3 Bed, 4 Bath, 274 Sq M

  • Sold
    98 Aporo Road

    Ruby Bay, Tasman

    $NZDSOLD

    4 Bed, 3 Bath, 464 Sq M

  • Sold
    648 The Coastal Highway

    , Tasman

    $NZDSOLD

    Bed, Bath, Sq M