Waikato Central is an area with great pulling power. Just check the rapid population growth experienced, and number of residential building consents lodged, in Hamilton over recent years. This popularity isn’t wanning, and it doesn’t stop at the city’s borders either. Also booming are outlying southern, western and eastern towns such as Te Awamutu, Cambridge, Morrinsville and Matamata. Those seeking to get a foot on the property ladder are finding these areas can enable housing dreams to come true.
Hamilton enjoys its centre-of-the island locality with Auckland an easy commute away. There’s so much to see and do in this city and its immediate surrounds, with Hamilton enjoying a vibrant art scene, successful sporting arenas, fabulous food, and a thriving dairy industry - it’s home to the famous Fieldays, the Southern Hemisphere's largest agricultural event. And of course, the mighty Waikato River runs through Hamilton offering plenty of leisure opportunities. Hamilton is also a city brim-full of young people, thanks largely to its tertiary institutes. Statistics NZ data tells us Hamilton remains the youngest of NZ’s territorial authorities by median age, with an average age of 32.3 years.
Arguably one of New Zealand’s most charming big towns, Cambridge combines the appeal of old, with the excitement of subdivision growth. Cambridge is known as the town of trees and champions – thoroughbred studs and stables, prestigious rowers and cyclists (catered for by a velodrome). Lake Karapiro and prime dairy farming land provide surrounding beauty. It’s little wonder this town is increasingly becoming a coveted place to live. Adding to its attraction is the proximity of city amenities, as Hamilton is a mere 20 minutes’ drive north.
It’s good enough for film director Peter Jackson and for the multitudes who swarm to Hobbiton. Also known as Middle Earth, Matamata is home to famous things like hobbits and horses (of great racing stead). Set amongst rolling farmland, Matamata has small town charm and a strong sense of community. It’s but a short commute to Hamilton, while Tauranga and the beach are just over the hills. Up in those hills, on Matamata’s doorstep, is the popular Wairere Falls walk.
There’s a lot more to Te Awamutu than its rose gardens, although they hint of the fertile soils to be found. It’s little wonder that visiting blueberry and lavender farms are amongst the list of pursuits in this town that’s on Hamilton’s doorstep. Te Awamutu is also the gateway to Maungatautari Mountain, a mainland ecological island that is one of the largest pest proof fenced projects in the world – a visit to this sanctuary is considered a New Zealand must do.
Morrinsville is a colourful town in dairy wonderland. Life-size cow sculptures ensure there’s no forgetting this is a town with a rich dairy farming heritage. Morrinsville is also a mere hop, skip and jump to other charming Waikato towns such as spa-town Te Aroha, and Matamata. It is also an easy 30-kilometre commute from Hamilton – just perfect for those working in the city yet wanting to enjoy the lifestyle a rural town offers.
MAKING WAIKATO CENTRAL HOME
If you have a section in a subdivision, a plot within a lifestyle or farm block, or you are keen to rebuild a home, Generation Homes Waikato Central is poised, ready to add value to your planned investment.
Let Generation Homes Waikato Central assist you in making your dream of a new home, in an area that’s just buzzing.
Our WAIKATO Regional Partner
- Trevor Roberts
With 45 years’ experience in the building industry, Trevor Roberts is an expert when it comes to building homes.
From completing his apprenticeship in Waikato to establishing his own his own building company, he now celebrates a decade with Generation Homes, Waikato Central. Bringing his knowledge of the industry and location with him, Trevor enjoys overseeing every aspect of the business from sales, to site visits, to administration, all while ensuring the home owner is the main priority - every step of the way.
Trevor’s team is dedicated to showcasing the full building experience to their new home owners and ensure the end product goes above and beyond expectations. The Waikato Central team are a close knit group, which he says is an integral part of how they work so well together to deliver amazing results.