The Avon Loop neighbourhood is a little pocket in the bend of the Ōtākaro-Avon River.
A few homes in this area were lost during the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. The red-zoned land has given the neighbourhood even more green space.
Residents are blessed with an abundance of green space within the Avon Loop.
The Ōtākaro-Avon River Corridor connects this neighbourhood with the rest of the Central City and nearby suburbs, east of Fitzgerald Avenue. Walnut Park is the local park for residents to meet and for children to play.
There is a strong sense of community, influenced by an active residents’ association (Avon Loop Planning Association(external link)). This group works to preserve and enhance the physical environment and special characteristics of the Avon Loop by assisting in the redevelopment and/or restoration of the area, and in guiding and coordinating community activities.
The Avon Loop Community Cottage is available to other community groups for meetings, workshops and community events.
The area has a strong cultural heritage. Learn more about the significance of this area by visiting The Bricks(external link) monument on Oxford Terrace.
Christchurch East and Ao Tawhiti School are within walking distance.
New residential development is underway on some of the neighbourhood’s larger sites and a new childcare centre has recently opened on Bangor Street. A yoga and wellness centre is also planned.
The Avon Loop neighbourhood is within walking distance to a number of restaurants, bars and shopping facilities within the Central City core.