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?

Although we welcome gorgeous sunshine back to Nelson this week, its still a little chilly - which makes our two new listings wonderful to visit - warm and cosy, sun-kissed and very pleasant on a winter‘s day. If you like either of them when the weather is cold, you‘ll be absolutely smitten when summer arrives.

The first of these is 453 Suffolk Road, Stoke. This is more than your average four bedroom home - the master suite, walk-in wardrobe and en-suite occupies a whole wing and is one of the stand-out rooms of this home. The two living areas are blessed with gorgeous sun and when the warmer weather arrives, they flow seamlessly out to the patio where you can enjoy some BBQ time with family and friends. The RV is $570,000 and our first open home is this Sunday.

Our second new listing has its first time on the market ever, and 1 Arthur Vista, Nelson not only enjoys that lovely sunshine, but elevated views across a wide panorama. It is a sensational home built by the current owners with a fine eye for detail, and it too has its first open home on Sunday. The RV of $760,000 is pretty low for what the home offers, and I wouldn‘t want you to think that it‘s a reflection of its market value.

Have a great week - here‘s today‘s quote -

"If Columbus had turned back, no one would have blamed him. No one would have remembered him, either." -- Anonymous

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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