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Topic # 222953 5-Sep-2017 12:34
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Looking to invest (likely build or relocatable that I renovate myself) in a block north of Auckland.

Currently I have about 5 years worth of IT work left to make my dream early retirement reality.

I dont mind commuting, I use to drive 2 hours each way in Sydney for work.

What are some of the nicer areas that come to mind?

Im thinking some of the Matakana area beaches, Mangawahi heads is about as far as I could go.

We really wanted to buy into Whangarei Heads or Tutukaka. I sometimes see North Energy Advertising, there are IT jobs up there, its a case of waiting and no guarantees you will get one. Im a BA/SA/PM, mildly technical (ie I got out of technical to avoid having to learn new code or IP tech every 6 months)

All this talk of a train line from BOP and Hamilton to Auckland, i think they missing a trick by not putting a high speed train from Whangarei to Auck. That place is taking off, its been gentrified and the surrounding areas are gorgeous. 


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  Reply # 1858876 5-Sep-2017 12:37
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Lots of houses being built in Warkworth at the moment, and the motorway extension is due to be completed in 2021. I have sheep. They're delicious. And I can still commute to Newmarket - I just ensured my hours were shifted to 7am-4pm.





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  Reply # 1858895 5-Sep-2017 13:03
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You'll also want to make sure you have fast broadband available where you move to - I can't imagine living in a house without it now!

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Davy: You'll also want to make sure you have fast broadband available where you move to - I can't imagine living in a house without it now!

 

 

 

Well, your chances of UFB *and* rural are near zero, but even out here I get 22M/1.8M VDSL which is perfectly acceptable. I suppose if I insisted on 4K streaming I might be SOL but I don't have a 4K TV so it's a bit of a moot point.





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Im happy with 7Mb and 1Mb up haha.

 

What are the best suburbs of Whangarei?

 

Its really tidied up, reminds me of New Plymouth.


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