It’s been crowned New Zealand’s Sweetest Spot – what would it take to actually live there?
The Christchurch city-fringe suburb Addington has been picked as our top place to live in the country, based on data including affordability, sunshine hours, prosperity and public transport.
It has working class roots but is more recently known as up-and-coming, and real estate remains relatively affordable.
People are beginning to appreciate its location on the edge of Hagley Park, and within 2km of the city centre, as well as its historic architecture, mixed socio-economic make-up and community feel.
Somehow its rising status is not yet reflected in the median house price – $375,950, compared to $516,700 for the wider city and $666,000 nationally.
Harcourts City real estate agent Alison Aitken said…