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Nestled in North Canterbury, just 2O minutes from Christchurch, is the best little village in New Zealand. Ravenswood is a brand new residential community, with all the benefits of a thriving village. Everything you need is on your doorstep, including a choice of over 5O retailers.
Breathe in the fresh country air and take advantage of the superb golf course, school, lake, surf beach and extensive recreational reserves with walks and cycle ways – all in your neighbourhood.
If you are looking for a new home for your family in a location focused on community values, quality open spaces and outstanding facilities, Ravenswood is the place for you.
Living in Ravenswood will provide you and your family with a sense of freedom, away from the rush of city living. Share in community activities and get to know your neighbours, and enjoy a wide range of nearby recreational activities.
Enjoy the best of life at Ravenswood.
Ravenswood introduces a new concept in residential living, based around a traditional village lifestyle.
Ravenswood has been specifically designed to create a community that’s attainable for everyone: first home buyers, young families, earthquake affected Cantabrians, those looking to downsize or change their lifestyle, as well as people who are looking for a more affordable way to build a new home.
Ravenswood will be centred around Taranaki Stream, which will meander through the community, creating a connecting point and gathering area for locals.
Ravenswood also offers easy access to many nearby leisure and recreational attractions, including a lake, wetlands and beaches, as well as a parkland golf course, restaurants, cafés and wineries.
With a focus on encouraging healthy lifestyles, Ravenswood is planned to enable residents to walk or bike to nearby amenities, with over 5 kilometres of riverside walks, punctuated by barbeque areas and shaded seating.
For growing families, there are a number of high quality early childhood education centres and a local primary school nearby.
With all your shopping needs covered at Ravenswood, there is no need to make a special trip to Christchurch, to deal with crowds, parking hassles, and long commutes.
The retail centre will offer an extensive choice of shopping and dining for village residents, as well as the wider North Canterbury community. Included are a supermarket, convenience shops, family restaurants and food outlets, a fuel station and extensive space for large-format retailers – from homewares to electronics, as well as office and commercial space.
At the heart of the village, Ravenswood is focused on providing unique places to share and enjoy the best of the local lifestyle and everything it produces.
A Farmers Market, hosted regularly in the Village Square, will showcase the very best North Canterbury can provide, from the creative arts, to wine, olive oil and artisan food – sourced from throughout the region.
Boutique shops and stalls will complement the market, creating a vibrant atmosphere and a colourful, lively centre for community life.
Alongside the central lake, a café, restaurant and bar provide places to meet with friend and family, and share in the unique riverside environment – all minutes walk or cycle from your home.
Ravenswood Retail Centre will be the first major retail opportunity at the northern gateway of Christchurch, in one of the country’s fastest growing districts. This prime location will ensure it offers both high visibility – with 1O,OOO cars passing the site each day on the adjacent State Highway – and ease of access.
Over 12,OOO people will reside in the Retail Centre’s catchment, while many people from areas within a few minutes drive of Ravenswood will enjoy the convenient access this ideally positioned commercial centre provides.
The commercial area covers over 1O hectares, divided into 44 lots, including 31 retail and 13 designated business lots. There will be easy access via a roundabout from State Highway 1 – New Zealand’s main arterial road for people and freight – and a secondary roundabout on the Woodend-Rangiora Road. The main roundabout will also provide access to a fuel station with its own convenience store.
The village plan includes a wide range of amenities, from children’s play areas and parks, a community heated swimming pool and kids pool, to riverside walks, barbeque areas, a gym and community clubrooms. The community also offers easy access to an array of leisure and recreational attractions, including a lake and wetlands and beaches, as well as a parkland golf course, restaurants, cafés and wineries.
Adjacent to Ravenswood are wetlands, a large lake designed for aquatic sports and recreation, and an award winning golf course.
Just minutes away to the North and West are some of the region’s best fishing and boating rivers, a choice of wineries and restaurants, and an incredible range of rural-based leisure activities. To the East, Pegasus Bay offers kilometres of unspoiled beach in a gentle curve that cradles the blue Pacific.
For those who dream of living in a beautiful rural setting, just far enough from the hustle and bustle of the city. Ravenswood can make this a reality.
Located in the Waimakariri District just 25 kms north of Christchurch, the village has direct routes to the city and Christchurch International Airport. Waimakariri is one of New Zealand’s fastest growing districts, with a population of over 5O,OOO people. The district is home to approximately 5,8OO businesses and the numbers have grown by 4O% since 2OOO.