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Ashburton - Places to live advice required

Old Jun 11th 2013, 12:42 am
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Hi folks,
We are arriving in July to start work in Ashburton and have a rental home provided for 6 weeks but need to find somewhere to rent before the end of August. So if anyone has any previous or current experience of good areas to live in and around Ashburton we would appreciate your advice.
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Hi folks,
We are arriving in July to start work in Ashburton and have a rental home provided for 6 weeks but need to find somewhere to rent before the end of August. So if anyone has any previous or current experience of good areas to live in and around Ashburton we would appreciate your advice.
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Avoid the East Side of town...live on the West....or over the bridge in Tinwald...but pick and choose your roads.....where you working?
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Cheers Pixiewink, any reasons?

Are there bad roads and good roads, are you talking about crime rates or ??

Going to be working for the district council on Baring Square looking after asset management.

We are being given a temp place near the hospital but its only for 6 weeks but will be looking for somewhere straight away for when container lands.

Tinwald is an option but not many rentals there from what I can find.
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None of it's that bad. The area around the hospital and council offices is one of the better bits of town.

Tinwald is OK, not really that different to anywhere else in town, but a bit cheaper because it's over the bridge.
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Cheers Pixiewink, any reasons?

Are there bad roads and good roads, are you talking about crime rates or ??

Going to be working for the district council on Baring Square looking after asset management.

We are being given a temp place near the hospital but its only for 6 weeks but will be looking for somewhere straight away for when container lands.

Tinwald is an option but not many rentals there from what I can find.
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As with everywhere yes there are roads that you would prefer not to live....even in what are considered very good areas such as Allenton, & i am talking from experience.....Not so much crime rates....more unsavouries....noise and late night visits to properties, beauty often has its warts & Ashburton is no different.....

Not all rentals are advertised on the net....once you get into your job I am sure someone will know someone who knows someone with a rental or have a rental of there own....check the papers & register with the agencies in town when you arrive....

Do you have family coming with you?

Good luck with the final preperations where are you coming from?
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None of it's that bad. The area around the hospital and council offices is one of the better bits of town.

Tinwald is OK, not really that different to anywhere else in town, but a bit cheaper because it's over the bridge.
Hi snowbunni
how long have you lived in Ashburton? didn't expect to find anyone on here from Ashburton...small world
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If you work at the council the noise and animal control people will give you a good idea of where not to live!

Pixiewink - about 3 years but in NZ for 10ish
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I live not a meeellion miles away.
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i lived in Ashburton for about 2 yrs but worked there for about 8 yrs.
As has been said previously.. there are not any "bad" areas. You might get a bad neighbour.. but no where really run down.

i lived in Tinwald for a few months and to be honest.. the difference driving over the bridge is all of 5 minutes.. unless the train comes through.. then add another 5 minutes.

Ashvegas.. much maligned.. but a nice introduction to NZ.. one i would not have missed.
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i lived in Ashburton for about 2 yrs but worked there for about 8 yrs.
As has been said previously.. there are not any "bad" areas. You might get a bad neighbour.. but no where really run down.

i lived in Tinwald for a few months and to be honest.. the difference driving over the bridge is all of 5 minutes.. unless the train comes through.. then add another 5 minutes.

Ashvegas.. much maligned.. but a nice introduction to NZ.. one i would not have missed.
DeepSix how long ago did you live in Ashburton?
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DeepSix how long ago did you live in Ashburton?
i last lived in Ashburton in 2004
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i last lived in Ashburton in 2004

Ok, some time ago then....we arrived in Ashburton 2005....its changed soo much in the last 7 years...its not the quiet little town it used to be unfortunately......
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Ok, some time ago then....we arrived in Ashburton 2005....its changed soo much in the last 7 years...its not the quiet little town it used to be unfortunately......
i lived there until 2004 but i worked there virtually every day until 2011

so yes i saw it grow a lot.. i remember the hulabaloo when subway came to town..!
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Hi guys I will be arriving in Ashburton 2nd week of Feb 2014 will have a place supplied by my company for a month tops then need to find my own rental what sort of price can I expect to pay and any rough areas to avoid

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$300 to $400 a week should get you a decent enough 3 bed house in an OK part of town. $300 being an older house and $400 being something quite new or bigger. It's a bit less if you go outside of town.

There's nowhere particularly bad in terms of areas, maybe the odd street that's not so good.

Rentals go quickly in Ashburton.
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