It’s a small city with a big, big heart. Nelson in New Zealand’s South Island is a wonderful place to live. It’s sunny, artsy, vibrant and in a central location, making Nelson one of the best places to live in the country. If you’re after the convenience of a small town but want lots to see and do, then Nelson is calling your name. Today, we’re going to look at our top five reasons to pack up and move to Nelson.
1) Alternative lifestyle
Nelson is well known as an artsy, creative place that fosters alternative lifestyles. It’s famous for its pottery scene and for being the birthplace of the World of Wearable Arts show, which moved to Wellington some time ago. Nelson is home to many different kinds of artists, such as glassblowers and visual artists – in fact, it’s got the highest number of artists per capita in all of New Zealand. So, if you dig art, you’ll feel right at home in Nelson.
2) A great economy
As well as a thriving arts scene, Nelson also has a booming economy. Nelson has some of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, making it a perfect place to start your dream career. Agriculture is big in Nelson – it’s home to Australasia’s biggest fishing port and it has a larger farming sector. Retail, transport and health are also industries that need plenty more workers in Nelson.
3) It’s affordable
Housing prices on the North Island have gone berserk… something that hasn’t quite caught up on the South Island. Buying a house in Nelson means your dollar will go a lot further than when you buy a house in Auckland or Wellington. This means a bigger block of land, a nicer house or a better location.
4) Wine time
If you love your wine, then obviously you know about the Marlborough region. And you’ll also know that Nelson is part of that region. There are more than 100 vineyards that are ready to be tackled, with varieties like Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and, of course, Sauv Blanc calling Nelson home.
5) Natural beauty
Along with endless rows of vineyards, Nelson is also the place to be for beaches, rivers and national parks, making it one of the most scenic places in the country. Mountain biking, water sports, fishing and hiking are all activities that Nelsonians enjoy daily.
So, as you can see, there are probably a lot more than just five reasons why moving to Nelson is a great idea. The next step is to consider making the move through a premier moving company like NZ Van Lines. They move people like you to Nelson regularly, so they’re specialists in the field. To begin your new life as a Nelsonian, contact the team at NZ Van Lines 0800 362 236 and get a free no-obligation quote today.