Explore Palmerston North’s different suburbs, each with their own distinct personality and charm. From inner-city living to rural lifestyle blocks, here in Palmerston North there is something to suit everyone.

Palmerston North’s Suburbs

Aokautere

Southeast of the city Aokautere is perfect if you’re looking for a rural lifestyle close to the city, with a network of lifestyle blocks in the hills around the tiny settlement.

8km from city centre

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Awapuni

On the east side of the city Awapuni is close to the river, dog park, mountain bike tracks and good schools, Awapuni is a great option for all, especially young families.

4.4km from city centre

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Cloverlea

To the northwest of the city Cloverlea is a small suburb bordered by farmland and the Mangaone Stream. With a close community and great access to the stream stopbank pathways, Clovelea is a lovely area.

4.3km from city centre

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Highbury

To the east of the city Highbury is an area of affordable housing with good community facilities including a large sports area, playgrounds, community centre and library.

3.8km from city centre

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Hokowhitu

One of the more affluent areas of Palmerston North, Hokowhitu has a long history. Fringed by the Manawatū Golf Club, Hokowhitu Lagoon and Manawatū River Pathway, it’s an area that offers a lovely lifestyle.

3.1km from city centre 

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Hospital area

The leafy streets of this area were one of the earliest settled parts of the city and home to some of the grander houses of Palmerston North. Central and handy to schools and the city centre, as well as the hospital, it is a great location.

3.2km from city centre

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Kelvin Grove

On the outer north-east side of the city Kelvin Grove is one of the newer suburbs in Palmerston North and is constantly expanding. Here you’ll find beautiful well-built, low maintenance houses to suit your family size.

5.4km from city centre

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Massey

In the surrounds of Massey University, south of the city, this area is a mix of residential housing and lifestyle blocks heading up into the foothills of the Tararua Ranges. With a network of walkways and reserves, it’s a lovely area to settle.

4.6km from city centre

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Milson

The outer northern suburb of the city, Milson is a large suburb that borders the airport. A mix of housing from the 80s through to present, it is ever expanding and has excellent schools in the area to support this.

4.4km from city centre

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Papaeoia

Close to the hospital, this small suburb supports brand new council housing as well as private residences. Sportsgrounds, playgrounds and easy access to local shops make this an attractive place to live.

3.5km from city centre

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Palmerston North Central

Close to the city centre and all that it offers, this area allows easy access to almost everything, from sports stadiums and stock cars, to fine dining and good coffee.

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Roslyn

In the northeast of the city, Roslyn borders the Hospital and encompasses excellent primary, intermediate and high schools, as well as a large healthcare facility and the beautiful Edwards Pit Park.

3km from city centre

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Summerhill

To the south of the city Summerhill is one of the newer parts of the city with attractive houses covering the rolling hills of the area. Home to a fantastic network of walking tracks through numerous reserves, this is a perfect suburb if you like to be outdoors and active.

4km from city centre

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Takaro

Just north of the city centre and within walking distance, Takaro is a mix of houses from 1930s to more modern times. Its central location means it’s a great place for easy commutes and access to everything you need.

2.5km from city centre

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Terrace End

The outer eastern suburb of the city, Terrace End offers a quiet life far from hustle and bustle, but close to the essentials with the large Terrace End Shopping Centre. Close by, leafy Memorial Park offers a swimming pool, outdoor skating rink, playground and duck pond.

3.2km from city centre

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West End

Just south of the central city, West End is lucky enough to include the wonderful Victoria Esplanade in its area, as well as part of the Manawatū River Pathway. And with great primary and secondary schools in the area it’s extremely popular for families.

2km from city centre

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Westbrook

On the eastern boundary of the city Westbrook offers affordable housing with a semi-rural feel.

4.7km from city centre

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