Have you ever thought about a move to Tauranga? It’s an amazing place to work and play and there are some great reasons to do it. I grew up here during the 70’s and 80’s, and I can tell you, a lot has changed since then! Tauranga is a city with forethought and vision. It is a city with plans for growth, and a region that has so much to offer.
If you are considering a shift to the Bay of Plenty, building a new home in Tauranga could be the best value option for you. Read on to learn about our region and about what Build 7 can help you achieve.
The temperate climate, hours of sunshine, and safe, white sandy surf beaches are a huge draw card. Tauranga and the beachside town of Mt. Maunganui are dominated by the harbour and the Mount, a 232-meter-high extinct volcano from which climbers can enjoy panoramic 360 degree views. The city’s population is booming because of its broad appeal as a beautiful, comfortable and fun place to live.
I relocated back to Tauranga early last year, after 26 years away. For those of you that also grew up here and have that hankering to ‘be back home’ – then do it! I am absolutely loving being back. For me, the strongest call was to back with my family, but the lifestyle was pretty high up the list too.
I’m not alone. Lots of people move here for the recreational lifestyle on offer. You get the benefits of a major city with beaches, cafés, restaurants and a range of sports and entertainment choices. At the same time, it has a relaxed feel, and the shorter daily commute means you can enjoy more time with friends and family.
Here’s a recent NZ Herald article about how a couple’s moving experience from Auckland to Tauranga was a no-brainer.
Move to Tauranga for Lifestyle
The city holds enormous appeal for families and professionals alike. Its scenic beauty and laidback lifestyle belie a thriving business, international trade, culture, fashion and horticultural science hub. The Port of Tauranga is New Zealand’s largest port in terms of gross export tonnage. The city centre offers a vibrant mix of residential areas, commercial and retail precincts, and cultural facilities.
The business vibe throughout the week gives way to a relaxed atmosphere on the weekend – there are markets to stroll through, families relax with the kids after Saturday morning sport with fish and chips at the waterfront, and friends catch up. Tauranga’s local cultural scene boasts a growing number of galleries and music events. During the long sub-tropical summer evenings, Tauranga’s liberal scattering of beachside cafes, bars and restaurants will more than satisfy the socialite in you.
There are lots of work opportunities for skilled professionals looking to move to Tauranga and build their careers. Many high-value, innovative, export focused businesses are based here. For those looking to start a business in Tauranga or expand their existing operations, there are significant competitive advantages to being based in the area.
Outside of Tauranga city, there are a number of places to live and each town has its own unique character and feel. You could live in the mural town of Katikati with its arty feel, be near to the top fishing spot of Omokoroa or settle in the Te Puna countryside. Homes are competitively priced compared to the main metropolitan centres across New Zealand.
Build a New Home in Tauranga an Option
If you are looking to move to Tauranga then building a new home is a very cost effective option. From finding the ideal section and then customising your house design, it can all be managed by Build 7 Builders in Tauranga.
For families, Tauranga offers high quality education across all levels. There are 67 schools offering a range of educational experiences to suit the individual child. Because Tauranga is such a sought after place to live, it attracts teaching staff of a high calibre.
Its unhurried pace, uncongested streets, affordable cost of living and healthy coastal lifestyle make Tauranga an enviable destination.
Would you like to build in Tauranga? If so, get in touch with Build 7 Bay of Plenty. Not only are we builders of custom homes in Tauranga, but we cover all areas around the region. Learn about our free house design service and take a look at our latest house and land listings.
By Kristen Zaloumis
Owner, Build7 Bay of Plenty.