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Hawke's Bay property guide

Living in Hawke's Bay

The lifestyle in Hawke’s Bay is second to none. The twin cities of Napier and Hastings offer urban sophistication despite their size, Havelock North provides a village feel with premium housing and Central Hawke’s Bay allows for rural and lifestyle options within an easy commute to larger centres.

The region prides itself on exceptional and award-winning wineries, cafés and a host of world-class restaurants. A wonderful climate and multiple options for outdoor pursuits means there is something for everyone.

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Napier forms the gateway to the Hawke’s Bay region for domestic and international visitors alike. Following a severe earthquake in 1931, the city was largely rebuilt in the Art Deco style for which it has become known. Enjoying a coastal position, Napier’s restaurants, cafés and wineries are up there with the best. It is no wonder many holiday makers to the city end up making a permanent move to this growing Hawke’s Bay centre. Explore suburbs including: 

  • Napier Hill and Ahuriri 
  • Taradale and Greenmeadows 
  • Westshore, Bayview and Esk Valley 
  • Napier South
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Havelock North

Technically a suburb of Hastings, Havelock North sits a few kilometres south of the city in an enviable position at the foot of Te Mata Peak. The central ‘village’ is the focus of the shopping, café and restaurant scene with world-class wineries a short drive away. Known for prestige homes, top schools and the close-knit community, Havelock North continues to be a popular choice for those after a relaxed village lifestyle. Explore suburbs including: 

  • Tuki Tuki  
  • Waimarama 
  • Te Awanga and Haumoana 
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Hastings enjoys a central position convenient to all that Hawke’s Bay has to offer. A little larger than its twin cities sister, Napier, Hastings is recognised as the centre of commerce in Hawke’s Bay. Going through somewhat of a renaissance recently, the city appeals to a younger set with trendy cafés and bars and more affordable housing on offer. Explore suburbs including: 

  • Havelock North 
  • Parkvale 
  • Frimley 
  • Mahora 
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Central Hawke’s Bay

Central Hawke’s Bay offers relaxed country towns, rural farmland, stunning coastal beaches and lifestyle options galore all on the southern doorstep of Napier and Hastings. Watched over by the Ruahine Ranges ‘CHB’ features wine and farming country, miles of pristine coastline, historic homesteads, luxury accommodation, eclectic stores and fine art galleries and much more to boot. Explore towns including: 

  • Waipukurau 
  • Waipawa 
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Our Hawke’s Bay offices have teams of agents who are local specialists and have intimate knowledge of the local area. Contact any of our Hawke’s Bay real estate offices to connect with an agent who can find the perfect home to match your lifestyle.