New Zealand was voted the best place in world to raise a family by the 2014 HSBC Expat Explorer Survey, with the report describing it as “an ideal destination to raise active, outdoorsy and healthy children.”
So where are some of the best places in New Zealand to bring up your kids? Topmost10 looked at education, crime rates, unemployment rates, and lifestyle and came up with a list of 10 great locations for family living.
10. New Plymouth
With its low crime rate, low unemployment levels, and affordable family homes, New Plymouth is a great place to raise your kids.
The local oil and gas industry helps drive a thriving local economy and Taranaki performs well in both NCEA National Standards and university entrance rates for leavers.
Handy to both the mountain and the beaches, your kids can ski and surf close to home.
In 2008, New Plymouth was rated the best city of its size in the world and commended both for its Coastal Cycleway and sustainability by the International Awards for Liveable Communities.
The same year, North and South magazine judged it “the best place in New Zealand to live, love, work and raise a family.”