Nestled in the heart of the Waikato in New Zealand, Hamilton is a growing city with a range of opportunities for investors. It’s a city of growth, opportunity and innovation, and the perfect place to build your future. The proximity to international ports and New Zealand’s busiest international airport mean we’re highly connected to the rest of the world.

Hamilton is New Zealand’s largest inland city with the Waikato River running through the middle. More people are moving here as it’s a modern, innovative city with affordable living costs and thriving businesses. Hamilton’s economy is strong, diverse, flourishing and part of the ‘golden triangle’ of economy and freight with Auckland and Tauranga. The golden triangle accounts for two-thirds of all freight in New Zealand. Hamilton is also home to some of New Zealand’s more innovative and export-driven companies and research institutes.

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Last updated: August 2023. Sources: Tenancy Services & REINZ.

Hamilton at a glance

Population 168,700 (2018 census)
Forecast Population 193,500 (2028) and 214,700 (2038), source Statistics New Zealand
Tertiary Education University of Waikato
Waikato Institute of Technology
Main Industries Agriculture, Dairy, Horticulture, Manufacturing; Retail sector, Construction
Rail Kiwi Rail
Public Transport Busit for bus services.

Suburbs in Hamilton

About Hamilton

Looking at things long term for investors, it’s clear that Hamilton has and will continue to be a safe place to invest. The January 2023 data from QV shows that property values in Hamilton City have increased in value by 45% in the last 5 years and has only decreased by 12.2% in the last 12 months. This contrasts with Auckland city increasing by 18.6% in the last 5 years and diving by 14.7% in the last 12 months. This is due in part to the lower price entry level of Hamilton, making a more affordable place for purchaser to buy, in addition it is due to the massive infrastructure improvements that Hamilton is currently experiencing, as shown in the video below. As an investor you’ll reap your ever-growing reward as both income and property capital continue to grow here.

Need further convincing? Let’s take a quick look at what Hamilton has got in store for potential investors.

Hamilton’s population of approximately 179,000 is expected to grow by 50,000 people by 2035. According to the Hamilton City Council, at least 18,000 new homes are needed across the city to meet that demand. There are several projects and developments underway to ensure this target can be met. This includes the development of new sustainable communities in Peacocke and Rotokauri. 

One of Hamilton’s largest greenfield areas — Peacocke — is currently under development and is set to deliver a new bridge, main roads, parks, strategic water and stormwater networks. The area’s development programme was supported by a funding package of $290.4 million from the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund to enable the transport facilities and essential services new homes and communities need.

Let’s consider Hamilton’s placement, located in the heart of the Waikato, one of New Zealand’s richest regions, responsible for 20% of the country’s total exports. Agriculture, biotechnology, light aviation, transport logistics, science research, education and healthcare lead the Hamilton economy, providing diverse employment opportunities in the city. Residents also get the best of both worlds living the city life while being surrounded by rolling emerald green hills and bush. Proximity is another appealing plus, as you’re only an hours’ drive away from Auckland and a short 90 minute drive away from the sunny Bay Of Plenty.

People are flocking to Hamilton for one word: opportunity. Working men and women find opportunity in the form of jobs, and students are flocking by the thousands for the reasonably priced education on offer for them at The University of Waikato. So where’s the opportunity for you, the investor? Just a few more words: rental property.

The key to clever property investment is to invest in a growing market such as Hamilton, where the demand for property and rentals is increasing steadily every day. If you are ready to jump on this gem of an opportunity, get in touch with Ben and secure your spot in the Hamilton house market race today!

Watch the below short snapshot into Hamilton's economy and understand why this is the city of growth, opportunity and innovation, making it wise as an investment.

How to Invest in Hamilton

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The Hamilton Team

Ben Meehan

Licensed Salesperson
REAA 2008

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