Wellington: known as the coolest little capital city in the world for its bars and cafes, thriving arts scene and multicultural vibe. There’s a reason why over 400,000 residents are drawn to Wellington and refuse to call anywhere else home. But other than being hip and cool, there’s plenty of other, more solid reasons why it could be argued that Wellington is the best city in New Zealand. In this post, we go through our top reasons why Wellington may be the best city in the country, heck, even the world!
Life is good
It’s no secret that Wellingtonians enjoy a high quality of life. Deutsche Bank has rated Wellington as the 12th most liveable city in the world and other organisations have rated Wellington as number 1. It’s one of the cleanest and least polluted cities in the world. Not only this, but it’s also highly ranked for affordable power bills, cost of living and traffic and commutes – which brings us to our next point!
Eat out, drink out
If you love eating out, drinking out or just being out, Wellington is the place to be. Some have crunched numbers and made the bold claim that Wellington has more cafes and restaurants per capita than New York City! We’ll let you find out for yourself. You’ll always find somewhere cosy and hip to spend lunchtime, dinnertime or knockoffs in Wellington. As a cultural melting pot, there are plenty of cuisines to choose from.
Easy to get around
Wellington is famous for its lack of traffic. ‘Peak hour’ equates to a fifteen-minute drive from one side of the city to the other. No traffic jams, no bumper-to-bumper nightmares and no road rage. Public transport is also far better in Wellington than basically anywhere else in New Zealand. 30 per cent of people in Wellington use public transport which includes buses, trains, ferries and the cable car!
Finding a job
The job market in Wellington is another thing that makes it possibly the best city in NZ. Tourism and technology are two industries that are always hungry for workers, so if that’s up your alley, then Wellington could be your place to be.
Arts and culture
Wellington is one of New Zealand’s cultural capitals. The City Gallery, the national museum of Te Papa and the 100-year-old Opera are all located in the city of Wellington. Get out and soak up the culture!
Ready to call the coolest little capital in the world your home? Of course, you are! You’ll quickly fall in love with Wellington, just like we have. If you’re thinking about making the move to Wellington, choose a premier moving company like NZ Van Lines. They move people like you to the New Zealand capital every day, so they can sure as heck help you as well. To begin your new life as a Wellingtonian, contact the team at NZ Van Lines 0800 362 236 and grab a quote today.