Whangarei is enjoying its time in the sun in more ways than one, with its climate and lifestyle attracting significant interest nationally and internationally. Around 25 percent of all new listings are snapped up by people new to the town, prompting continued growth in quality residential development. Lifestyle properties which have always been a key feature of Whangarei’s real estate market are in increasing demand, as are classic established villas close to the town centre plus a massive increase in the demand for coastal properties in all areas.
Although Barfoot & Thompson has been a real estate force in Whangarei for more than 30 years, in 2001 we moved to new premises in one of the town’s most prominent sites - the corner of the Cameron Street Mall. With the increasing influence of overseas settlers, and those moving from Auckland, Whangarei is a town that has it all – award-winning cafes, top restaurants and retail to provide as much ‘therapy’ as shoppers could wish.
With 73,000 people in and around Whangarei, there are plenty of quality schools catering to pre-school, primary and intermediate. Catholic school 'Pompallier High School' joins excellent state schools such as Tikipunga, Kamo and Girls’ and Boys’ High as well as numerous District area schools to provide education for all students.
The winter-less North encourages locals to spend time outdoors. Whangarei offers peerless fishing, extensive walkways through untouched native forest, and easy access to both the east and west coasts. The town’s Forum North provides a venue for cultural and artistic performances, while Kensington Stadium is well set up for multi-sports. Its wealth of fine local produce, including a burgeoning olive industry, and an established reputation for avocados also contribute to the excellent lifestyle.
Whangarei branch presents a cheque for $52,565 raised through their charity auction for Project Promise.
Pictured left to right: David Roy, Northland Auctioneer, Barfoot & Thompson; Jack Broome, Chairman- Northland Community Foundation; Martin Dear, Manager Barfoot and Thompson, Whangarei.