The South East neighbourhood is located in the area between Lichfield Street, Fitzgerald and Moorhouse Avenue and Madras Street.
The South East neighbourhood is popular with students. A wide variety of businesses are located around the Ara campus.
The area is expected to grow to accommodate more residents in the coming years.
Ara campus provides a lot of green space within the built-up neighbourhood. Rauora Park is also just a short walk away.
A walk along High Street is the quickest way into the heart of Central City where there is a wide range of cultural attractions and employment options.
The area attracts many students with Christchurch Cathedral College, Ara Institute and NASDA (National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art) all located in the neighbourhood. Student housing is located on Madras Street. A range of schools are located within Central City. Christchurch East School and Ao Tawhiti are a short walk away.
The area is set to change over the next 10 years. The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament and Marian College have relocated. Consequently, a large area of land could be available for redevelopment.
Construction has commenced on Te Kaha Canterbury Multi-Use Arena(external link) on the blocks between Tuam, Madras, Hereford and Barbadoes streets (for anticipated completion in mid-2026). This could be the catalyst for the development of new homes and businesses in the surrounding area.
The area is well serviced with three supermarkets along Moorhouse Avenue and grocery options at Bombay Bazaar and the Mediterranean Food Company.
The neighbourhood has many cafes and retail stores including the Boxed Quarter.
South East neighbourhood
Business and community