North Canterbury towns have a sense of community that can be hard to find these days. The pace of life is just a little more relaxed. And you feel closer to the incredible local environment. Just a little north of Christchurch offers a world of difference when it comes to lifestyle and recreation.

And there’s something very special about being close to the city, and yet a real part of Canterbury’s rural areas.

Ravenswood offers a semi-rural lifestyle – fresh country air, open spaces, green areas, neighbouring walkways and nearby golf course and beaches – with the convenience of a commercial precinct within the community.

A fully master-planned community, Ravenswood has a total land area of 150ha and includes 1,352 residential sections ranging in size from 310m² to 700⁺m², and plans for a commercial precinct of approximately 15 hectares.

Ravenswood retail centre will enjoy a mix of retail shops and hospitality options as well as national brand retailers. A New World supermarket, a BP Connect service station with Wild Bean Cafe and a McDonald’s restaurant are just some of the recognised national brands that have committed to being part of the new development. There will also be two childcare centres.

36 light industrial lots provide the opportunity for small businesses to set up in a high profile area close to State Highway 1 and adjacent to New World, BP, and McDonalds, with an immediate a catchment area of around 12,000 people and a wider Waimakariri population of around 54,000.

Retail leasing opportunities are now available and possible retailers who may want to set up business in Ravenswood include real estate agencies, convenience store, hair & beauty, florist, travel agency, insurance, bookshop, medical services, dry cleaning/repair, gifts, sports/biking, hospitality, electrical, and home-wares.

Stage 1 residential lots and commercial lots are selling now.

For more information visit www.ravenswood.co.nz