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Whitianga Waterways enjoys the best quality of life in New Zealand

by Michelle Kirkpatrick 27 Dec 2018 16:13 NZDT 27 December 2018
Whitianga Waterways by Hopper Developments © Hopper Developments

According to Motu Economic if you want quality of life, sun and a place by the beach then the best place to live in New Zealand is Whitianga.

Those fortunate to live in Whitianga would only agree with that and given the amazing lifestyle benefits it makes a lot of sense.

Whitianga is home to the superior Hopper lifestyle development of Whitianga Waterways. The waterways project is a third of the way through and upon completion will contain over 1500 residential lots, a 100+ room resort hotel, mixed use commercial/retail areas, retirement village and a marine precinct with live aboard berths and floating homes. The vision for Whitianga is not just to create a sub-division but provide a vibrant, innovative and exciting community, flush with amenities that enhances the natural area and grows the region.

Whitianga Waterways is a haven for those who desire a lifestyle by the water and want to spend more time enjoying the quality things in life. The Waterways lifestyle clearly appeals to boat owners and the canal front sections enable owners to moor their boats right on the edge of their property. Boating in the area is nothing short of magnificent whether your cruising the Coromandel coastline or relaxing at the nearby Mercury Islands. The surrounding turquoise waters and white sandy beaches remind us why this is one of the best coastal locations in New Zealand.

Part of the Hopper ethos is to enjoy life and have fun and every year residents are invited to a boating weekend at the Great Barrier Island. Boat owners from Pauanui Waterways, Marsden Cove and Whitianga Waterways raft up together at the Barrier of an evening for a relaxed, social get together. The weekend is an opportunity to get to know others that enjoy the waterways lifestyle and love to get out on the water, although even with much prompting they are unlikely to reveal their favourite fishing spots.

Leigh Hopper, Managing Director for Hopper Developments is passionate about Whitianga Waterways and is destined to make the waterways his permanent home next year. It comes as no surprise to Leigh that Whitianga is the number 1 place for lifestyle in New Zealand as it has been his vision for Whitianga Waterways to provide a lifestyle like no other in New Zealand or that matter the world.

Leigh says, “It has been quite a journey of commitment to the vision to finally have independent qualified researchers label Whitianga with this accolade. Lifestyle values and experiences drive our passion in the delivery of the built environment. I expect Whitianga will hold this status indefinitely as we roll out new and innovative infrastructure components further enhancing those unique experiences. I can’t wait to reside there permanently myself, with the advent of modern communication one can now achieve a better work-life balance."

"I plan to do a lot more socialising with my new neighbours and associates while retaining a solid connection to our team the Auckland office. I’m particularly looking forward to spending more time boating the magnificent Coromandel coast environs.”

Like Leigh many others are choosing to leave behind a busy urban life and make their permanent home in the waterways and it isn’t hard to imagine why, the lure of the water has always been a captivating mistress but Whitianga offers much more than just a boating dream. The town has a great energy with interesting cafes and shops, an engaging and diverse community. The area blessed with an abundant natural beauty, it is somewhere you just can’t wait to get to and then never want to leave, I think aptly described by the locals as “good for your soul”.

To find out more go to Whitiangawaterways.co.nz

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