Looking at moving to Cust/Oxford
I am a long time reader so thought it was time I joined up! Currently have a 10 acre property in Rolleston, but are looking to move maybe to Cust area. Would love to hear the good and bad things of the area. Looked at a piece of land yesterday in Davis Road on the hill, but am a bit suspicious, as I know these blocks were all sold up about 5 years ago now they are all coming up for sale again, anybody know the story (if there is one)?
Oxford gets a bit more snow than Cust does. It also gets drier quicker as it's closer to the mountains. I guess a lot depends on what you need around you. Schools? Pre schools? Is it imprerative you have shops close by? Travel to work?
paws4life;448046 wrote: Hi Trace, thanks for the reply. No don't have kids (hence why I can buy a lifestyle block! ) only need good off-lead dog walks (and a good vet!), shops being close is no biggee maybe for the forgotten milk/bread and occassional fish n chip night out would be all. Big grocery shop would be at Rangiora? Work at the airport and from home so think travel will be ok? looking for something a bit different from the run-of-the-mill flat block. I have heard Cust is a bit drier than Oxford, how bout windy? We were there yesterday and it was beautiful calm day. Thanks again.
Lots of great off lead dog walks (though Rolly's dog park is far better than Rangiora's). The vet mentioned in another post, is the one I'd recommend too - though no doubt there are lots of opinion's on good vets  Oxford has more shops than Cust - Cust has a not very busy at all pub, a lovely cafe and the service centre which is great for bread and milk etc. Then there are the hidden things, like both places have swimming pools etc. We are only seven km's from Cust and hubby works in Johns Road, so not far from the airport and yep, it's an easy commute, though be warned, Tram Road does get icy in winter on occassion.
If you don't want stony then I think you'd probably need to look at Summerhill or the areas within the flats of Cust. We are stony, but the paddocks have a good covering of soil so it works well. All the best with your search.
I like it here, it's not far to Rangiora and there IS a pak'n'save going in (my brother is doing the refrigeration for it) .... and lots of other shops etc, the ashley gorge is AWESOME we go there all the time.
Oh, and by the way, we have 3 young children and we manage the lifestyle block