An invitation from Selwyn

Census results released in late May saw the Selwyn district win the top spot for New Zealand’s fastest-growing area.

The area has seen a 29% growth increase since 2018, becoming a hotspot for those wanting to break loose from city life. These statistics put the population at 78,144, with 6876 new homes built to accommodate the surge.

The edge of the district’s towns, such as Rolleston, seem to inch farther and farther away from where they were years ago, as paddocks soon become subdivisions. For locals, the subsequent growth means longer rush hour traffic times and busier neighbourhoods, yet the cost of growth is a buzzing community where almost everything becomes more accessible.

Retail precincts and shopping centres have begun to pop up across the district to serve new and long-lived residents. Delicious new eateries, fashion boutiques, beauty salons, and community and wellness centres become a playground of new adventure. If you haven’t already, get reacquainted with the beautiful Selwyn district and discover why it is experiencing such rapid growth.

In addition to a supermarket, the Prebbleton Village Square is a new development off Springs Road, a hub for what locals need. Home to a good variety of eateries and restaurants, retail and medical establishments, and a gym, it is well worth a look.
Rolleston’s popularity is booming, as multiple developments prove. Large chain stores have made their way there, with more in the pipeline. Errand-running or a relaxing day of retail therapy and eats to enjoy are well-catered for. The ‘strip’ on Rolleston’s Tennyson Street is the place to start if you are looking for fresh spots for your tastebuds, with many cuisines and chic restaurants to try.
In a steady swell, Lincoln has slowly accumulated new developments and precincts, including updates to Lincoln University. Now, offering everything from fashion and beauty hotspots to takeaway eats or dine-in meals that top off a day of exploring.

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