The Inner City West neighbourhood runs alongside Hagley Park and the Botanic Gardens.

Inner City West neighbourhood is close to the action of the Central City and also has the benefits of being near to Hagley Park and the Ōtākaro-Avon River. 

There is a variety of housing options including stand-alone houses, duplex and attached townhouses, and apartments. This area will appeal to everyone, as there are a wide range of services and attractions to hand. The neighbourhood is a short walk away from the core of Central City where there are a variety of attractions and employment options.

The great outdoors

Residents overlook the Botanic Gardens and wider Hagley Park. Many residents call Cranmer Square one of their extended backyards, and the Ōtākaro-Avon River flows alongside the neighbourhood providing more space for recreation and relaxation.

Culture and community

The area is home to a well-established community. Proactive neighbourhood champions are involved in the Inner City West Neighbourhood Association(external link).

The neighbourhood has a strong character with lots of well-loved heritage buildings and unique architecture such as the Arts Centre and Art Gallery.

Christ’s College and Cathedral Grammar School are in the neighbourhood, whilst other schools are a short walk away making it a popular spot for families. Boarding houses for Christ’s College students are also in the neighbourhood.

The neighbourhood is popular with hospital workers, and there is short-term accommodation available for hospital patients and their families.

Local spots

The Inner City West neighbourhood is packed with art, culture and green space with plenty of dining options a short walk away on Victoria Street. 

Inner City West neighbourhood


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