I have been away in Toronto for the last 6 months and now have a job offer to return to New Zealand. As my job will be in Wellington - we will be heading there in mid June 2016. Obviously we are very excited as we visited the city about 3 times (all in winter) and loved it. Small compact city and neat.
I have lived in Auckland for 20 odd years, and don't know anyone in Wellington at all so it will take us sometime to settle in. My work place is in the CBD, and really don't want to travel more than 30 mins during peak traffic. We have a new born due in Feb so we will need to find a suburb to live that is family friendly, safe, and close to my work.
Which suburb do you recommend? We have looked at (maps / Trademe) Karori, Houghton, Island Bay, and around east of the airport. Need a good primary school area. Thinking of either buying a house or buying a section and build a house. We will rent for the first 6-9 months or so.
I would very much appreciate your advice - as good advice is hard to find these days!
Happy holidays!! :) We are very excited to come back to NZ.