Live in Whangārei


Whangārei itself is a bustling town. As Northland’s only city, you will find great cafes, coffee and restaurants. As well as local markets, cultural events, sports competitions and festivals.

There are good schools, tertiary education providers and excellent community facilities.


When you are looking for a job there is a range of opportunities. Most people who move here enjoy the relaxed pace of life and the balance of work with family.

Local tip: If you are looking for work, building your network in Whangārei is the best place to start. Even if you aren't living here yet.  


When you are looking for your next home there are a range of housing choices. From riverside to beach side. Rural to lifestyle blocks. Or city centre apartments to quarter acre family homes.

There are 23 suburbs in Whangārei district. In May, 2023 the average house price value in Whangārei was $739,083. 

In comparison, the average house price value in Auckland for the same month was $1,258,521 and across New Zealand, $888,930 (QV House Price Index).


In recent years people from around New Zealand have moved here, they tell us they have been drawn to the quality of life in Whangārei and the Northland region.

Many people enjoy the outdoors, a wide range of year-round activities and world class beaches.  


Thinking of commuting to work or to drop the kids off at school? There are a range of transport options including bus, connected cycleways or car. The average time commuting in Whangārei is 20 minutes.

Parking within the CBD starts from $2 per day. If you don’t mind a short 15-minute walk, there is also free parking available too.

To find out more about how to move your business, work and study here, see below.