Warm, lingering summers and mild winters, endless stunning beaches, a rich cultural heritage, and lots of space to find your own little slice of tranquility – this is Northland. Comprising the districts of Whangarei, Kaipara and the Far North, this is one of New Zealand’s fastest-growing regions.
For people looking to relocate, Northland’s lifestyle, economy, and attractions make it a very promising prospect. If you like sunshine, beaches, and a tight-knit community lifestyle, living in Northland might be the perfect spot for you. Read on to find out why.
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The Climate Is To Die For
Known as “the winterless North,” living in Northland provides the benefits of a stunning sub-tropical climate. It’s the warmest part of New Zealand but steers clear of extreme highs and lows. In summer, you will enjoy blue skies and temperatures between 22-26 degrees Celsius.
Winter, of course, is pleasantly mild. Frosts are uncommon, and temperatures only drop to around 7 degrees during the night (at their lowest).
That means plenty of great weather to enjoy our next best reason to relocate to Northland…
The Outdoor Adventures Never End
No matter where you are in Northland, you are never more than 40 kilometres from a beach. And these beaches are some of the most beautiful in NZ. From the towering dunes of famous 90-Mile Beach in the Far North to the endless secluded coves in the Bay of Islands, you would need a lifetime to visit them all.
If you fancy a break from the sand, head into the stunning forests of the region. These include the gorgeous Kauri forests along the Kauri Coast. Hikes are abundant, and watersports such as fishing, snorkelling, and diving are right at your fingertips.
The Job Market Is Promising
Although you may not find the same range of corporate job opportunities in Northland as you would in Auckland, for instance, there are some great roles around for those in the tourism and farming sectors. From marine engineering and wood and dairy processing to agriculture, forestry, and fishing, there are plenty of opportunities out there for the right people. And, you could always take the opportunity to start your own business venture as the region is well connected with ultra-fast broadband in most of the major towns. The upgrade of the broadband network will be completed by 2021.
The Economy Is Looking Bright
Northland’s economy has recently gotten a big boost with some new Provincial Growth Fund projects. Development is expected in the form of a new cycleway near Kaitaia, a sports park in Kaikohe, several projects in Kerikeri, and a multi-million dollar rejuvenation of Whangarei.
This means thousands of jobs will be opening up in Northland in the next few years. Not to mention, amazing community facilities for everyone to enjoy.
Be Part Of A Tight-Knit Community
It’s easy to get lost in a big city, but no matter where you end up in Northland, you are likely to be warmly welcomed by your community. This is the kind of place where you will be on first-person terms with your postie, takeaway owner, and neighbours within the first few weeks.
Small communities in this beautiful region look out for one another, and there’s a truly authentic vibe throughout the area. You might even get the opportunity to feel like Norm from Cheers when you enter your favourite local spots!
From its southern border all the way to the tip of Cape Reinga in the North, Northland is a stunning, sunny, region that draws tourists from all over the world. Those lucky people who choose to live in Northland get to enjoy a one-of-a-kind history, deeply engrained Maori culture, astounding attractions, and a laidback lifestyle close to nature.
If this sounds like the home of your dreams, talk to us today about a moving quote to help get your relocation to paradise started. Get in touch with us here at Crown for a free relocation quote on house relocation, storage and insurance or phone our team on: 0508 227 696.