Located on the stunning Banks Peninsula, on the South Island of New Zealand and approximately 35 minutes drive from the city of Christchurch is the district of Diamond Harbour. The name Diamond Harbour, was supposedly given to this small settlement because of how the sunlight shines on the water, like a diamond glistens in the sunlight. This small community is home to around 1,400 residents and has a range of homes for sale perfect for anyone looking for real estate that combines seaside views with a rural backdrop.
People are drawn to this Canterbury area for its natural beauty, amazing seaside views, clean air warmed by the sunshine, and fresh smog free environment of the bays and sea. If you work in the city of Christchurch but appreciate being able to escape the hustle and bustle at 5pm and on the weekends, the short driving commute from Diamond Harbour makes this very appealing and realistic option. There are also regular ferry and bus services that connect Lyttelton with Diamond Harbour.
This picturesque little village has a range of homes for sale for people looking to relocate to Diamond Harbour. You can find homes for sale right on the beachfront - imagine waking each day to the sound of waves breaking on the sand, enjoying daily walks down the beach or just sitting and enjoying peaceful views of the ocean. Alternatively you can also find homes for sale up amongst the hillsides or within the valleys. These properties offer grandstand views of the various bays, land areas and coastline home to the Banks Peninsula.
Nearby bays on the Southside of the harbour include: Charteris Bay, Church Bay, Purau Bay, Camp Bay and Port Levy. There are many recreational clubs and organisations located around these areas including Diamond Harbour itself such as: tennis clubs, yacht clubs, art groups, health organisations, fitness groups, bowling clubs, play groups and wine clubs.
If you are interested in viewing houses and properties for sale in and around this area of Canterbury you can find costal real estate specialists online. Look for a company that has an established history with selling houses in this area, along with a solid knowledge base of the community, people and lifestyle. This way they will be able to find you the perfect place (jewel) to call home.