Ray White Now New Zealand - October Edition - Page 19

Consistent with this , the top growth suburbs in Auckland since the start of the pandemic have been far out from our city centre .
As lockdowns wind down and life returns to a bit more like pre-COVID life , will this suburban renaissance come to end ? A lot of what people like about inner urban living has been unavailable for significant periods during the pandemic - restaurants , nightlife , galleries , theatre , sporting events are all examples . As well as looking for more space in the outer suburbs , there has been less to do for inner city dwellers . Once these return , it ’ s likely that the desirability of the inner suburbs will return . Our suburbs have had a COVID induced boost , but it certainly isn ’ t the end of our inner cities .
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