Palmerston North is a great city if you want to live on the North Island and don’t want to pay the North Island price. It’s affordable with a youthful feel and it’s populated enough for you to enjoy all the perks of a big city. Throw in great restaurants and scenic beauty and you’ve got an amazing place to live. We could write a whole thesis on the reasons to move to Palmerston North, but we’ll keep it short; here are our top five.
1) It’s affordable
With house prices in Auckland and Wellington booming, we totally understand if you’re close to giving up on finding property on the North Island. Most likely, you haven’t checked out Palmerston North. The Manawatu region is rated as one of New Zealand’s most affordable and although prices have been rising in Palmerston North, it’s still a lot less expensive than the bigger cities.
2) It’s youthful and lively
Sure, it’s a small city of 90,000 people. But it certainly doesn’t feel that way. A large proportion of Palmy’s population is under the age of 30, making it the perfect place if you’re a young person, parent of a young person or just want to feel like a young person. It’s got great tertiary education options, a thriving arts community and a great pub scene too.
If you’re particularly hard to please when it comes to being around nature in a city, we can almost bet that Palmerston North will satisfy your needs. Whether you want to spend the day frolicking at the beach or hiking through forests and mountains, you can do whatever you please in Palmerston North! Awesome beaches are right at your feet and the Ruahine Ranges and Te-Apiti Manawatu Gorge aren’t too far away either.
4) It’s diverse
Palmerston North is a truly diverse place, home to many different ethnic communities. This means that there is a heap of different cuisines to try, loads of cultural events to attend and a bunch of interesting people to meet. The Festival of Cultures is the perfect place to get a taste of all this, which kicks off every March.
5) It’s central
Part of the beauty of Palmerston North lies in its proximity to other major cities. It’s only a couple of hours from Wellington and a little further to other northern cities like Hamilton and Tauranga.
There are so many more reasons than just five on why moving to Palmy is a great idea. But let’s move on to something practical: the next step is to consider making the move through a premier moving company like NZ Van Lines. They move people like you to Palmerston North regularly, so they’re specialists in the field. To begin your new life in Palmy, contact the team at NZ Van Lines 0800 362 236 and get a free no-obligation quote today.