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Relocate and Build in Taranaki with David Reid Homes

Situated on the western side of the North Island, Taranaki is the region to be in.  Even pre-COVID, Taranaki had been in the headlines as one of the top regions in the world.

The David Reid Homes Taranaki team is seeing a big increase in people wanting to relocate and build in Taranaki from major cities across New Zealand, most notably Auckland. Franchise directors Nathan and Karen Mumby say the team have also seen an increase in the interest from expats moving back to New Zealand who are looking for a new region to discover.

New Plymouth, Taranaki Show Home | David Reid Homes

Nathan and Karen have lived in Taranaki for over 10 years and have had no regrets about their move.  Karen loves how safe and family orientated Taranaki is, and appreciates how much there is to do in the area, including surfing, parks, hikes, skiing, beaches and the coastal walkway, as well as top quality restaurants such as Koi and Arborio. The lack of traffic means it is five minutes to everywhere, and with shorter commutes to work (either by car or utilising the network of buses, scenic walking and riding routes) there’s more time left to enjoy Taranaki’s great lifestyle.

Mount Egmont Taranaki and New Plymouth City Coastline

Karen reports that one of the reasons people are coming to David Reid Homes Taranaki is for the ever-popular pavilion style house. These homes are the ideal way of connecting to the landscape, offering a casual, contemporary, classy solution to modern living.  See more of our house style range here.

Taranaki has something for everyone, and there is no need to compromise your career, interests, or daily coffee fix.  With Mount Taranaki/Egmont to discover, national parks to traverse, as well as ample coastline to explore, there are a multitude of outdoor offerings at your doorstep.  But if the outdoors isn’t your thing, there is a thriving art, culture, music and cafe scene to immerse yourself in too. Have a spot in Taranaki you love but not the home on it? Knock down and rebuild with the David Reid Homes Taranaki team!

The Taranaki region boasts traditionally strong energy and dairy sectors, and is also supported by a rapidly growing tourism and events industry. Furthermore, they’re on their way to being a low-emissions economy by 2050.  The region is also the aspiring entrepreneur's heaven, thanks to a robust economy and a population that’s big enough to sustain new business, with many new arrivals making the most of the opportunity to start the venture they have always dreamed of in the region. With the use of modern technology, it’s also possible to live in Taranaki while working throughout New Zealand or the world. What’s more, Taranaki has the highest median wage growth in New Zealand. 

For families, there are plenty of schooling options; from smaller rural schools to larger schools in the centres, with the option of co-education or single-sex schools for secondary, and three Kura Kaupapa Māori schools in the Taranaki region.

New Plymouth, Taranaki Show Home Living Area | David Reid Homes

A massive drawcard to the Taranaki region is the new David Reid Homes subdivision  in the New Plymouth suburb of Hurdon. This brand new subdivision is terraced, with a stream running through, and plenty of green space for the whole family to enjoy.  Choose from the variety of build options David Reid Homes have available, including custom or pre-designed homes.

Plans are underway for building to commence early 2021, and with a decile 10 school two streets over, a stunning country outlook complete with neighbouring alpacas, and situated only five minutes from town, what more could you want? Get in touch with the David Reid Homes team for more information today. All build contracts are based on a fixed price and are delivered with the assurance of a 10 year Master Builders Guarantee.

Find out more about the stunning builds the David Reid Homes Taranaki team have done (including their stunning new show home), and to get in touch with Karen and Nathan about how they can make your regional Taranaki dream a reality.

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