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Working in Tauranga, Relishing Life in Matamata

In recent times, an increasing number of urban professionals in New Zealand's Bay of Plenty region have been choosing to work in the bustling city of Tauranga while finding their perfect haven in the quaint town of Matamata. This lifestyle choice signifies a shift towards a more balanced way of living, where individuals seek to merge the opportunities of city employment with the tranquillity and affordability of land in Matamata. Let's delve into why some are making the move to Matamata and discovering the allure of this hidden gem.


Embracing the Matamata Lifestyle:


Nestled at the foot of the picturesque Kaimai Ranges, Matamata promises a serene escape from the frenetic pace of city life. With its sense of community and tranquillity, the town is an idyllic retreat for those seeking a slower pace. Moreover, Matamata's affordable housing options, with 4-bedroom homes built by Thorne Group priced at $835,000, present an enticing proposition for both families and individuals.


Ideal for Families:


Matamata's appeal is bolstered by its excellent schooling options, including several primary schools, an intermediate and Matamata College. This abundance of educational institutions ensures that families have access to quality education for their children, contributing to the town's reputation as a family-friendly community.


Perfect for Empty Nesters:


For empty nesters looking to downsize and enjoy a quieter lifestyle, Matamata provides an ideal setting. With its peaceful surroundings and range of amenities, including a renowned golf course, retirees can find fulfilment and relaxation in this charming town.


Easy Commute and Strategic Location:


Matamata's strategic location makes it a convenient hub for commuters. Just a 45-minute drive from Tauranga, the town offers easy access to city employment opportunities while providing the benefits of rural living.  Additionally, the proximity to major cities like Hamilton and Auckland makes it an appealing choice for those seeking a harmonious blend of urban convenience and rural charm.


Abundant Amenities and Leisure Pursuits:


Despite its rural setting, Matamata boasts a plethora of amenities and recreational activities to suit diverse interests. From sports clubs and a state-of-the-art sports centre with indoor and outdoor pools, to historical sites and natural attractions, the town caters to various lifestyles and preferences. Moreover, Matamata is recognised for its vibrant café and dining scene, offering residents and visitors alike a wide array of culinary delights to savour.


Top Experiences in Matamata:


Whether it's embarking on a scenic hike to Wairere Falls, exploring the town's heritage on the Matamata Heritage Trail, indulging in leisurely rounds of golf at the local course, or sampling delicious fare at one of Matamata's charming cafes, there's something for everyone to enjoy in this vibrant community.


With its easy commutes, affordable housing options, excellent schooling, abundant amenities, and thriving culinary scene, Matamata emerges as a beacon of possibility for those seeking a harmonious balance between work and lifestyle. As some urban professionals and empty nesters embrace rural living, Matamata stands ready to welcome them with open arms, offering a slice of tranquillity at the threshold of New Zealand's Bay of Plenty.


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