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The town of Marton is characterized by a beautiful natural terrain and exceptional cultural properties. The town is the largest urban area in terms of population in the district of Rangitikei, with a bustling centre and adorable agricultural settlements where the population engage in deer keeping, sheep rearing, cattle rearing, among other farming-related activities.

The town currently attracts residents from the city who are looking for a slower pace of life and the real estate market for houses for sale Marton is stable at the moment. And being a town located in the Rangitikei, houses for sale Rangitikei are also popular property searches and it’s only 30 minutes to Whanganui.

The town has a population of over 6,000 with over 80% of the residents living in private residential properties that they own or co-own.

The influx of city dwellers has seen an increase in house prices in Marton with the median listing price for residential property standing at \$440,000 which is a substantial increase over recent years for houses for sale Marton NZ.

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Houses for sale Marton and Marton property for sale prices is set to grow in the wake of New Zealand’s runaway housing market that has accelerated expeditiously. Properties for sale Marton Rangitikei is indeed a popular search in real estate!

Though the majority of houses were constructed between 1960 and 1969, they are well maintained since they are privately owned, with only a small portion of residents renting so if you are searching trade me houses for sale Marton you will find all the Marton properties for sale here on

And in the local vicinity, you will also find houses for sale Bulls and Sanson are very popular. Marton is also a great place to find some lovely old villas, especially 4 bedroom houses for sale in Marton which many villas have. Houses for sale in Bulls and Feilding is also a great place to buy and has become very popular in recent years.

If you are looking for houses for sale Turakina is just down the road and is a lovely settlement close to the beach but still on the main drag.

History of Marton, New Zealand​

The Marton town was formerly referred to as Tutaenui developed as a colony in the mid-1860s when four individual explorers began to dissect the tiny encampment.

The resident changed the settlement’s name from Tutaenui which translates to dung heap, changing it to Marton back in 1869, in honour of Captain James Cook, a British navigator; who had first landed in New Zealand approximately a century before. You will even find streets using this name – Tutaenui Road Marton.

Marton is a supply centre for the regional farming communities that have switched from supplying animal products to growing wheat, among other big crops.

Marton was established in 1866 with a general store, two warehouses and sundry blacksmiths who made Marton the place to get all your horse requirements sorted.

By 1978, Marton had opened a railway line that connected Whanganui to Palmerston North. The development transformed Marton’s railway station into a thriving trading station maintaining the spot for the next century.

Marton was heavily affected by the railway downsizing of the 1980s and 1990s with the impacts becoming more severe in the late 1990s. Houses for sale Marton dropped quite dramatically at the time as unemployment rose sharply.

Marton has a population of over 5,000 with a median age of just over 45 years and consists of over 90% European and 10% Maori and other ethnic groups. English is the most commonly spoken language with the residents practising different religions from Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism, to those who don’t believe in any religion.

The majority of residents are fully employed combined with those employed, the town has an employment rate of over 70% and a low unemployment rate of 2.3%.

In terms of occupation, most residents are managers taking up 30%, labourers follow by 17%, professionals are third at 13%, and the rest is shared among community workers, sales workers, machinery operators, trade workers, and technicians who have found many houses for sale Marton.

Marton Real Estate

Real Estate Marton is mostly under private residential ownership and stands at 57.5% with 19.7% holding property in a family trust. The area has an average median income of $34,500, with only 16.6% earning more than $70,000. If you are looking for something even less expensive,then houses for sale Mangaweka is a good place to start and not that far from Marton.

Marton property prices are much lower than the national average standing at over \$1.35 million if you are looking for houses for sale in Marton. Marton North has a median income of $24,000, with only 8.3% earning over $70,000 considering most of its residents are labourers making up 19.5% of the entire workforce.

The town is religious, with Christians making up 46.3% of the population followed by residents who don’t believe in any religion who take up 40%.

Maori religions, beliefs, and philosophies together with other religions are followed by small portions of residents. Its elevated religious beliefs are responsible for 52% of marriages staying without divorce or separation.

​Houses for sale Marton offer attractive prices to most people looking to buy a house in New Zealand, with a total of 1,362 private properties 1,239 of which are occupied. 60.5% of the houses in Marton North are owned or partly owned privately, with 10.7% of the houses held in a family trust.

Marton South, New Zealand

With a population of just over 2,000 84.6% of Marton, South residents believe they have access to at least six basic amenities. Only 5.3% of the population has a Bachelor’s degree or level seven qualification, with 32.7% claiming to not qualify at all. The rest of the population is spread between secondary school qualifications and level one certificates.

Marton South has a lower full-time employment rate when compared to other areas standing at 39.8% and also has the highest unemployment rate at 5.2%.

Marton lifestyle real estate NZ has seen a boom since the growth of the median income has increased in recent times. The area has around 900 private dwellings with about 2/3rds owning or partly owning their homes.

Marton, with its temperate climate, makes the town favourable for different types of farming and an escape for city dwellers looking to slow down the pace of life.

Real estate in Marton is expected to reach over \$1 million over the coming years riding on the national wave that is accelerating house markets.

If you are looking for houses for sale in Marton, or houses for sale Bulls and Sanson be it rural or residential now is the perfect time to make a purchase, especially as Ohakea (Airforce) is expanding with hundreds of Airforce staff expected to move to the area shortly.

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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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