Why Move to Nelson Tasman?

Nelson Tasman is the ideal place to explore and play whilst growing your career, family and investment portfolio and as a community we look forward to sharing the extraordinary place that we call home with you.

So, what’s our story and why choose Nelson Tasman? Every place likes to think it’s a bit special and we’re no exception.

In our case the people who live here came up with so much they love about the place that we ended up with five key things that make the Nelson Tasman difference - Nelson Tasman is about clever business and stunning natural landscapes. We’re highly connected and surprisingly diverse and we’re blessed with vibrant arts and artisans.

As a place to live, work and study, Nelson Tasman offers:

  • A growing regional economy, with a diverse economic base of clever businesses, and a burgeoning knowledge economy and innovation community. Did you know that the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services industry has created the most new jobs in the Nelson Tasman region over the past 10 years?
  • An extraordinary lifestyle proposition in New Zealand’s sunshine capital. Accessibility to our stunning natural landscapes, vibrant arts and artisans is easy, with our smart little city at the heart of the region complemented by a variety of vibrant towns and rural settlements.
  • A welcoming community. Many people are surprised to learn we have 48 different cultures thriving in our communities, and one in every five people living in the region was born outside of New Zealand.
  • A highly connected location, with up to 600 flights in and out per week providing low-cost air connectivity to the main centres of New Zealand and the shortest average commuting times for urban centres. Imagine what you would do with the extra time in your week?
  • Exceptional housing values, around 40% lower median prices and debt servicing costs than Auckland.
  • An extraordinary place to raise your family with a diverse array of quality schools, many delivering above the national average NCEA results and Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) a high performing category one tertiary institute at the heart of the regions innovation community.