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Porirua City

The city of Porirua is steeped in Polynesian history. The locals say that the famous Polynesian explorer, Kupe, was the first person to sight Porirua and the local area. Houses for sale Porirua are in real demand given the close vicinity to Wellington City being just 45 minutes down the road.

It is said that the name Porirua is a corruption of ‘Pari-rua’ which means “the tide sweeping up both reaches.” Possibly because Porirua covers almost all of the Porirua Harbour which is located towards the southern end of the Kapiti Coast.

Houses For Sale Porirua

With a population of just over 60,000 people, recent house sales Porirua have continued to rise. The average house price in Porirua is close to \$1 million. Searching trade me houses for sale Porirua will give many a bit of a shock with real estate Porirua.

But prices still compare favourably to Lower Hutt real estate & Wellington real estate prices which is a little higher at \$1.1 million.

Private Houses For Sale Porirua

Hoping to find more generous lending terms, buyers often search for private houses for sale Porirua. While it has become more expensive to build in New Zealand due to many shortages, building a new home and finding sections for sale Porirua at a reasonable price can prove difficult.

Kenepuru Landing

Kenepuru is a popular new subdivision in the area. Real estate Porirua and agents such as Harcourts Porirua have recently had several sections listed for sale but people are quite happy to consider houses for sale Plimmerton as an option.

Houses For Rent Porirua

As would be expected, houses for rent Porirua are in demand as the population grows and houses for sale Wellington and other major locations become more expensive.

Searching for properties for sale Porirua City has waned in recent months as more and more properties have come onto the market and interest rates have risen. Real estate Porirua is still a great investment, however.

Porirua Attractions

Popular attractions include the Te Rauparaha Arena Aquatic Centre is popular with swimmers. Porirua offers excellent shopping at the North City Shopping Centre and outdoor activities are abundant.

Such as walking tracks through the beautiful rural scenery that follows through to Pukerua Bay on the national trail running the length of New Zealand.

Porirua History

History suggests that people have occupied Porirua since 1450 as there was an abundance of Moa that attracted Maori.

The local tribes are Ngāti Tara and Ngāti Ira. Europeans started arriving in the late 1830s and settled across the region.

The New Zealand Company signed an agreement with Ngāti Toa in 1839 to acquire the whole southern part of the North Island but this was later invalidated by a Treaty of Waitangi land inquiry.

Porirua Transportation

With better transportation, Porirua eventually became a satellite city of Wellington where a large number of state houses were built.

Porirua was home to giant corporation Kodak and Todd Motors was also a place that employed many locals. Porirua city Wellington region is indeed a great place to live, work & play.

Porirua Lifestyle

Porirua has a great lifestyle and is close to many beaches, forests and wetlands which are wonderful places to explore and is often considered as the playground of Wellington. The Kapiti Coast is also close by.

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Real Estate Porirua

As you would expect, many local real estate agents service Porirua. This includes Professionals DoubleWinkel Real Estate, Clark & Co., Harcourts Paremata, Tommy’s Real Estate.

Also Ray White Porirua, Village Real Estate, Ray White Wellington, Tall Poppy Porirua, Collective First National, Lowe & Co., One Agency Wellington, Remax Lower Hutt & Century 21. 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 Porirua.

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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