It’s no secret that many Wellington folks live in the Wellington and spend their weekends up in Kapiti to break free from the city life. But how many really consider that if they moved out here and commuted in for a day or two, how much their lifestyle could be improved.
Here are some of the benefits we see living in Kaptiti.
1. So Much Space
Yes, it sounds obvious, but paying Wellington prices in Kapiti, you really can have a lot! There’s fantastic sections in Raumati, Paraparaumu and Waikanae with huge backyards making this area a prime spot for raising a family and enjoying the weekends. Better still, there’s no crowds!
2. Beauty, Nature And Beaches
There’s not much we need to say here, but Kapiti has stunning beaches overlooking Kapiti Island. It really can be paradise. To explain it in pictures, here’s a Paraparaumu beach morning we shot a few days back. Clearly people overseas would kill to live here! It really is worth a short commute if you have a series of meetings to attend in Wellington.
3. The climate
You’ll get to enjoy a slight temperature bump. Otaki (nicknamed ‘Sunny Otaki’) is just that little bit warmer! But this is a trend all throughout the Kapiti Coast. If you think that temperate can affect your mood, and a better mood means more happiness in general, and that leads to a better living standard. Then we shouldn’t take temperature lightly!
4. Beach community, character and class
Kapiti is the home of some stunning brunch outlets and cafes. It’s a great place to meet for business and in the weekends! Not to mention there’s many top class restaurants to discover!!
Moreover, it’s got such a stress free vibe to it!
5. A Faster Commute to the City
The expressway is merging the regions and it really is that good. Ask any one that does the five day commute and they will have lots of positive things to say! It also has easy access around the region. Within 20 minutes drive you can do so many great activities. For instance, if you’re a golfer, you’ve got 4 golf courses to choose from including the Paraparaumu golf club which is world class.
... In summary, things are changing and it’s a bold move to not consider the coast lifestyle! With it’s better access points, it’s becoming a bigger hub for business. Not to mention, technology has enabled us to thrive in an environment like Kapiti like never before. We can meet people all over the world through Skype. Infrastructure and shipping is always making improvements.
We would love to hear your thoughts on this!
But we say in earnest... honestly, consider Kapiti… it’s seriously great!!