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This is your sign to move to Canterbury

  • Sick of your commute or just need a change of scenery? Perhaps the property market isn’t working out for you where you are now and you’re on the hunt for greener pastures. We’ve had a number of enquiries come through to our Canterbury team recently from people considering making the move from another city, and we can’t say we’re surprised. It's affordable, has tons of job options, a modern city, and endless outdoor fun. So we wanted to provide a few things to consider for anyone who might be asking themselves the question - should I stay or should I go to Canterbury?

    Let's face it, times are tough with a recession and the cost of living going up. Living in larger cities can mean dealing with considerably higher price tags. Relocating to Canterbury is a smart move to lower your living costs and start a fresh, exciting life.

    You've got options galore when it comes to choosing where to settle in Canterbury. Want to live it up in the heart of Christchurch? How about the peaceful coastal vibes of Sumner? Or maybe the lively community of Rolleston is more your style. And here's the kicker: with the new motorway on the South-West, living in the smaller towns around Christchurch is a great choice for commuters. Housing is more affordable all across Canterbury, but in those satellite towns, it's even better! You can get to the Christchurch CBD in just 15 to 20 minutes, which means a shorter commute for you. 

    Canterbury not only offers affordable living, but also plenty of career opportunities and decent wages. You can make a good living there while enjoying reasonable expenses. It's a win-win! So, whether you're a professional looking for a thriving job market or a family seeking financial stability, Canterbury has got your back.

    For those of you who are outdoors lovers, Canterbury boasts fantastic weather and a ton of outdoor activities. The region enjoys great climate conditions, which means you can fully indulge in the stunning natural landscapes around you. From the jaw-dropping Banks Peninsula to the majestic Southern Alps, Canterbury is an adventurer's paradise. Hiking, water sports, nature walks—you name it, they've got it. There's never a dull moment here.

    And let's not forget about the cool city vibe. Canterbury has bounced back from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 and transformed into a modern, happening city. Christchurch, in particular, has seen some incredible changes with its cutting-edge architecture, urban design, and thriving arts scene. Plus, the sense of community is strong, so you'll feel right at home in no time.

    Oh, and here's a little extra cherry on top: Canterbury is getting a swanky new sports and recreation complex called the Metro Sports Facility. It's set to be an incredible centre, with swimming pools, indoor courts, a fitness area, and so much more. If you're into sports and fitness, this place will be a dream come true.

    Relocating might seem daunting, but trust us, moving to Canterbury is totally worth it. With its affordable living, job opportunities, modern cityscape, and endless adventures, you'll be living your best life there. So, why wait? Start your new chapter in Canterbury today and get ready for a life full of excitement and possibilities! 

    We have some incredible house and land packages available in Canterbury right now. Check them out or get in touch with Diana Creighton from our Christchurch team today to find out more.

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