Story: Wellington region

Inner-city living

Inner-city living

From the 1990s, after decades of decline, Wellington’s inner-city population grew again. New residents were attracted by the vitality and bustle of city life. Most were young adults, retired people, or ‘empty nesters’ – couples whose children had left home. Developers responded by building new apartment blocks or converting offices into flats. These downtown apartments are behind Wesley Church in Taranaki Street.

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington region - Population', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Aug 2015