Moving into an apartment comes with a whole bunch of perks. You get great views, have a cosy space that you can make your own, and you’re usually in a fantastic, central location. Some cities are more suited to apartment living than others. Here’s our list of the five best cities in New Zealand for apartment living.


As New Zealand’s biggest city by far, Auckland tops our list for apartment living. Apartments are abundant in Auckland, with the most popular spots being the CBD and nearby neighbourhoods like Parnell and Ponsonby. Though apartments for sale and rent are more expensive in Auckland than in the rest of the country, it certainly pays off being in a prime spot like the CBD. It likely sheds hours off your commute to work each week, and the views from central Auckland are amazing: harbours, wharfs, the ocean, and city streets are all right in front of you.


Christchurch is next on the list due to its bustling population and vast options for apartment living. The best spots to look for apartments in Christchurch are also very central. The CBD is a prime spot for apartments, along with the northern suburbs of St Albans and Edgeware and the southern suburb of Sydenham. The other great thing about property in Christchurch is that it’s significantly cheaper than in Auckland and Wellington.


The coolest capital city in the world also has to be mentioned on this list. With fantastic options for apartment living in Wellington, you’ll enjoy a central location in a city that’s already known for easy traffic conditions. Check out inner city suburbs of Te Aro, Newtown and, of course, Wellington Central.


Hamilton is another great spot for apartment living – and you won’t be paying the high prices of Auckland and Wellington when you move there. Hamilton CBD is the most popular place for apartments, but if you want a little more breathing space, try inner city suburbs like Whitiora, Maeroa and, across the river, Hamilton East.


Napier has some absolute gems. Apartments in Napier are often located in the central suburbs by the beach. Ahuriri is one of our favourite spots as it’s super close to the city centre, yet situated on the waterfront, so apartments in Ahuriri all come with stellar views. Napier South is one of the busiest areas, so if you like a bustling suburb, it has some great apartment options for you.

Quality apartments can be found everywhere in New Zealand. To move into one, contact the team at New Zealand Movers. As New Zealand’s leading residential and commercial moving team, they help Kiwis get settled in their dream apartments quickly and affordably. Get a quote from New Zealand Movers in less than 60 seconds today.

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