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7 Reasons To Love Carterton!

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Carterton, or as local Maori know it, Taratahi, is a delightful town about 80 km from New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington. It is known locally as the Daffodil capital of New Zealand and offers a relaxed and peaceful lifestyle.

It is also close to Masterton, both of which are in the Wairarapa District. Houses for sale Carterton and houses for sale Masterton are quite popular and many people from the capital have a weekend holiday home or bach in the area. Lower Hutt is just 7okm away.

There are around 4,000 households in the district and around 90% of the local population is European/Pakeha.

The town is well known for its sculptors textile artists as well as painters who proliferate. Winemaking is also popular in the area with vineyards at Gladstone and Stonehenge Aotearoa being well known in the area.

Carterton Attractions

Hot air ballooning is a very popular attraction in the area and the town clock that was built in 1962 is quite the attraction, having replaced the original clock tower that was damaged in the 1942 earthquake.

Carterton History

The Carterton district has a population of around 10,000 and services the local farming community was originally known as Three Mile Bush.

Later it was named Carterton after Englishman Charles Carter who was a leading builder of the time as well as a surveyor and valuer.

Carter was responsible for many buildings in Wellington including the House of Assembly and provincial government offices and also places like Dannevirke.

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Houses For Sale Carterton

The district offers some of the cheapest real estate options in New Zealand. Other close by areas that may suit is houses for sale Greytown.

Houses for sale Featherston which are all part of houses for sale Wairarapa.

You will also find your fair share of 2 bedroom houses for sale Carterton as the population is generally older.

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If you’re also looking for houses for sale Carterton, or even trade me houses for sale Carterton then your future with the house prices being lower than most places and plenty of job opportunities makes Carterton a great place to live.

Adding to that, Carterton is a very friendly place. A place where people still wave and say hello to each other in the street.

The work-life balance is wonderful, you’ll always find a peaceful spot at the beach. You will also find several private sale Carterton properties for sale.

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Ray White Masterton is often the first port of call but there are always Carterton real estate agents like Property Brokers, LJ Hooker, Tommy’s Real Estate, Ray White, Jo Kelly & Co.

Also Susan Stephen & Co., Baker & Co are ready to help you find a house for sale and your next dream home to live. combines all these agents’ listings into one convenient place so you don’t have to look at every real estate agent’s listings. To save time searching for your new home right here on these pages instead of Trade me Property Carterton.

About the Author

Steve Baron is the Founder & CEO of He is a former successful real estate agent and property investor when based in Auckland and formerly the Managing Director of Baron Marketing Ltd, an advertising company he founded and ran for over 20 years.

He is a past mentor for Business Mentors NZ and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Waikato, Majoring in Economics & Political Science. He also holds an Honours Degree from Victoria University of Wellington in Political Science.

He is a published author of three books and a prominent guest editorialist for newspapers throughout New Zealand. In his spare time, Steve is the Clerk of the Scales for New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, is a Bridge Grandmaster and enjoys walking, running and cafes.

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