Known as the ‘heart’ of Central Otago, Alexandra is a unique place.
Alexandra has a golden history that dates back to the 1860s when it was founded during the Central Otago goldrush. Gold was discovered and extensively mined until the 1930s. Alexandra, which was extensively mined until the 1930s, is also home to New Zealand’s third largest hydroelectric power station, the Clyde High Dam.
The gold that founded the town may be gone but Alexandra is thriving with new gold and so is CrestClean – there is plenty of work available in the region. This region is going from strength to strength which has been shown this year with the increase in growth and revenue. The increase also means there are plenty of future growth opportunities.
CrestClean Alexandra is not just a team – we are a family, which is why if you are new to the region we will help you settle in. We will help you find a house to rent and/or buy, ensure you find your children suitable schools and we will help get your CrestClean franchise started.
Alexandra has a thriving tourism, retail and hospitality sector with a population of 4,827.
Learn more about Alexandra at their official website: www.alexandra.co.nz
CrestClean has successfully relocated more than 50 families and couples to Cromwell, Alexandra, Queenstown, Wanaka, Invercargil, Nelson, Blenheim, Hawkes Bay, Whangarei, Wairarapa, Kapiti Coast, Palmerston North, North Harbour, Hamilton, and Taupo… where each family has a busy CrestClean business.
Depending on your circumstances we may be able to assist with one of these offers also:
Alexandra is located on the banks of the Clutha River, on State Highway 8, 188 kilometres by road from Dunedin and 33 kilometres south of Cromwell.
Alexandra has three primary schools, Alexandra Primary School, The Terrace School and St Gerard’s School. Dunstan High School also runs the Tititea Outdoor Education Centre, which, through a series of education programmes, introduces students to adventure activities and teamwork while developing their confidence and leadership skills.
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The average house price, to buy, is $336, 555 in the Central Otago District, in comparison to the Auckland region where the average value is over $850,000.
The average price to rent a three-bedroom house is $285, in comparison to the Auckland region where rent prices range from $524 to upwards of $780 per week.
Alexandra has a plethora of recreation, leisure and art opportunities including boating, swimming, fishing, exploring the hills and valleys by foot, mountain bike or four-wheel drive, tennis courts, a playground for children, weekly markets, a bowling club, skate rink and a bike park.
Learn more at: www.alexandra.co.nz
The Otago Central Rail Trail, which follows the original trail line from Clyde through to Middlemarch, was the first of its kind to be constructed in New Zealand. It stretches 150km and can be cycled, walked or ridden on horseback. The trail is a great way to see what this great region has to offer. Once you’re on the trail, you’ll see amazing scenery, wide-open valleys and experience peace and solitude while riding over viaducts, through schist and stone tunnels and past high-country stations.
Learn more at: www.alexandra.co.nz
And if you love history, Alexandra is teeming with relics from its past, including mining dredges, a water wheel located outside the town’s museum and many historic buildings, railway bridges and walks.
CrestClean National Relocation Manager Chris Barker is pleased with how the Move to the Regions programme is going, having successfully settled 50 families in Hawkes Bay, Whangarei, Wairarapa, Kapiti Coast, North Harbour, Hamilton, Taupo, Nelson, Blenheim, Queenstown, Wanaka, Alexandra and Cromwell in the last four years.
With waiting lists to buy a franchise in larger regions like Auckland and Wellington, many people have accepted our offer of relocation assistance to buy in one of our smaller regions.