Where To Live In Wellington If You Happened To Win Lotto

Planning On Winning Lotto?

You probably wouldn’t be human if you hadn’t one day dreamt of winning big and thought about how you would spend your millions. A new car, a holiday, and of course the age old answer of a new home. Somewhere with a swimming pool, or a tennis court even. Well, we’ve taken a look across Wellington to see where you would be looking to spend your money if you were dishing out the big bucks, let’s say over $2 million. (One day maybe…)


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Head out East past the airport and you’ll end up in the upmarket area of Seatoun, where you’ll find a load of properties worth over $2 million, with a scattering even hitting the $3 – 4 million mark.
If you spend your money here you may just find yourself neighbouring a Hollywood celebrity given it’s the area of choice for the likes of Orlando Bloom and Scarlett Johansson when they are in town filming. It is also close to some of the most popular beaches in the city, with Scorching Bay for example just up the road.

Lowry Bay

If you fancy being further out of the city then Lowry Bay is the perfect option. One of the first bays as you head into Eastbourne you’ll find just over a handful of properties that will be in the $2 million range, most of which sit right at the front of the bay. You’ll also be looking right across to Wellington City, dependent of course on the Wellington weather.
Lowry Bay is extremely close to an abundance of beaches but also has the bushy hills behind you in case you fancy a spot of off-road walking. You have the option of heading to nearby Lower Hutt for all your amenities and a spot of shopping at the mall, or nipping into Eastbourne village for the basics.

Oriental Parade/Oriental Bay

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Oriental is the place to be if you want it all. With a heap of properties worth over $2 million, if you’re willing to splash the cash even more you’ll have a better chance of finding something here over $3 mill and even heading as far as $8, $9, $10 million.
Oriental is just off to the side of the city centre so it’s close enough to walk to work or into the shops. It’s also perched right on the man-made beach so although you’ll have to be in quick to get a spot on a hot day you won’t have far to walk at all. Plus, you have the added bonus of having cafes, restaurants and a supermarket near enough on your doorstep. Here’s a favourite, currently for sale for $1.9m…

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