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: June 2022. 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.

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About Hamilton

Looking at things long term for investors, it’s clear right away that rental and property prices in Hamilton are already on the rise, especially if a property has been well maintained. 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.

To start, Hamilton is by no means a ‘small town’, coming in statistically as the fourth largest urban area in New Zealand with a predicted population increase of 181,000 by the year 2030.

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 60 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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- Cindy M.

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It really is impossible to keep up with the fast-paced Hamilton market at present unless you are immersed in it every day. In the last 12 months, Waikato median house prices rose 14.4%, and 4% in the time since lockdown here ended.

Hamilton is currently experiencing a consistent slow-burn in terms of price growth. Over the last 12 months it has experienced capital growth levels of 4.5%, outperforming the other two cities in the ‘Golden Triangle’.

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