The information below has been supplied by John Rose to assist in giving a general guideline to the suburb. Estimated price range’s may vary and comments on the suburbs are giving in good faith, intending purchasers are advised to conduct their own due diligence & investigation into the same.
Welcome Bay, like its neighbouring suburb of Ohauiti, has a cross section of lower to medium priced homes of various vintages; however on the higher reaches there are many larger homes with expansive views of the city and distant harbour.
Developed in the late 1970’s as a cheaper housing area, more recent expansion has seen higher value homes being built as the elevated farmland is subdivided and its expansive views appreciated.
Welcome Bay provides easy access to Mount Maunganui (Bayfair Shopping Centre & Baypark Speedway only 10 minutes away) and is not too distant from Te Puke via the Welcome Bay route. In the other direction lies the BOP Polytechnic (4 minutes drive) and Greerton area (7 minutes drive).
Price range in Welcome Bay is from $300,000 which is affordable for first home buyers and rental investors.
Amenities: (within suburb)
Welcome Bay Shopping Centre and Tavern; Welcome Bay Primary School; Selwyn Ridge Primary School; public tennis courts; Greenwood Park Retirement Village. (nearby) Garden Centre; BOP Polytechnic; Maungatapu Primary School;