A fast-growing, up-and-coming neighbourhood located in the East of the Central City between Armagh, Fitzgerald, Lichfield and Manchester Streets.

Latimer neighbourhood is Central City’s fastest-growing and most exciting neighbourhood. The neighbourhood is a short walk away from a wide range of cultural and employment offerings including New Regent Street, Christchurch’s only complete heritage streetscape.

A variety of brand-new homes have been built overlooking Rauora Park in the One Central development. With more homes planned, an estimated 2000 people will live in this area over the next five to ten years.

The Latimer neighbourhood has a variety of housing options, including stand-alone older homes, workers’ cottages, new townhouses and apartments. Homes are available to suit a wide range of people with varying lifestyles and at all stages of life, and across a range of price points. Demand is high in this area with most of the newly built homes selling quickly.

The area will appeal to couples and families because of its proximity to family-oriented facilities, including Christchurch East School

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The great outdoors

The neighbourhood features long streets with green spaces, including Latimer Square, Te Ara o Rongo Reserve, and Rauora Park, which provide an escape to nature from the largely residential streetscape.

The Margaret Mahy Family Playground, are only a short walk away.

The neighbourhood is close to the Ōtākaro-Avon River, which connects residents to Hagley Park to the west and the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor (former Residential Red Zone) to the east. 

Culture and community

The Latimer neighbourhood has an emerging identity. With homes near the action, this neighbourhood is attracting new residents who want to take advantage of being within walking distance of vibrancy, activities and employment opportunities of the Central City.

Construction will soon commence on the Canterbury Multi-Use Arena on the blocks between Tuam, Madras, Hereford and Barbadoes streets (for anticipated completion in mid-2026). This could be a catalyst for the development of new homes and businesses in the surrounding area.

Te Whare Roimata, Christchurch East School, Christchurch City Mission and the Anglican Transitional Cathedral are located in the broader neighbourhood and contribute to building a strong community vibe. Christchurch East School is undergoing a major redevelopment to build new learning spaces to accommodate a growing roll.

Local spots

A range of dining venues, theatres and unique Central City attractions are all located nearby. There are also a number of supermarkets within a 15-minute walk.


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