Christchurch and the Canterbury Region
Located on the east coast of the South Island, Christchurch is New Zealand’s third largest city with an estimated population of nearly 360,000 people. Christchurch’s is known as ‘The Garden City’ because of its large number of picturesque parks and residential gardens. Because of the city’s architecture, atmosphere and place names, Christchurch is often referred to as the “most English city outside England.”
Christchurch is located in New Zealand’s largest region, the scenic region of Canterbury. Situated in the South Island, Canterbury stretches inland from the Pacific east coast to the rugged Southern Alps. The Canterbury region’s real estate market has something for everyone. Canterbury real estate is affordable to first time home purchasers and investors, whether it’s an apartment, townhouse or home near the city, or a rural countryside estate house located near ski slopes or the coastline.