Why you should live up the Kapiti Coast

Trying to figure out whether you want to live in the heart & hub of the city or up the coast for a slower pace of life? Well, guess what? You don’t really have to choose. 

With the completion of Transmission Gully, living up the coast is much more accessible and realistic than it ever has been before. So, if you’re seeking a serene coastal lifestyle while still being within reach of Wellington’s vibrant city centre, renting a property further up the coast in the wider Wellington region can offer a host of benefits. 

Breathtaking Scenery:

The coastal areas of the wider Wellington region boast stunning natural beauty, with long & sandy picturesque beaches, rugged coastlines, and mesmerising sunsets. Living in such an environment provides a sense of tranquillity and allows you to indulge in outdoor activities like beach walks, water sports, and exploring the nearby nature reserve on Kapiti Island.

Relaxed Lifestyle:

Renting further up the coast offers a slower pace of life away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You can savour the peace and quiet, enjoying a laid-back lifestyle that encourages relaxation and a closer connection with nature.

Think – evenings strolling along the beach, friendly neighbours, garden space to relax in, fishing on the weekends, minimal traffic and quiet streets at night time. Almost like you’d be living on a holiday!

Community Spirit:

The relaxed way of living tends to bring communities together more. There are typically more opportunities to build connections with the people in your local area than in dense city areas. Whether that be events at the local school, Saturday sports or even simply sharing community meals together. Quieter suburbs often lead to neighbours becoming friendly and a stronger sense of community & home.

Proximity to Amenities:

The growing community in the Kapiti Coast over the last few years has resulted in many major supermarkets, home & living stores and community spaces being built, so you are not isolated away from modern conveniences – the best of both worlds!

Commuting Convenience:

If you work in Wellington but prefer not to live in the city centre, renting further up the coast allows for a reasonable commute. Transmission Gully means it only takes 40 minutes to get to Wellington CBD by car or the Park&Ride schemes that allow you to take the train into the heart of the city without needing to worry about parking!

There are many more benefits that living up the coast offers, but at the end of the day, considering what you want, the lifestyle you want to lead, the reality of what your day-to-day looks like (or what you want it to look like) is what is most important when considering where to rent property in the Wellington Region. 

We have a wide range of properties along the Kapiti Coast, in the city centre and everywhere in between. Our Property management team can help you find the best rental for you, that suits you, your preferences and your budget. We are also always looking for new properties to offer clients so if you are considering turning your property into a rental – talk with us today!