Linwood is known for its multi-cultural nature, and includes many rental and investment properties. Real estate is still affordable in the area, with many older homes having renovation potential. Close to the central city and Christchurch Polytechnic, but also en route for the beach side suburbs of Ferrymead, Redcliffs, Sumner and Lyttelton.
Location: East Christchurch.
Distance from Cathedral Square (straight line): ??
Buses: Orbiter, Metrostar, Routes 5 (Hornby), 40 (Wainoni), 51 (Tower Junction)
Amenities: AMI Stadium, Linwood Park, Porritt Park, Avondale Golf Course
Schools & Institutions: Linwood College, Linwood Intermediate, Linwood Avenue Primary School, Rudolf Steiner School
Cafes and Restaurants: Under the Red Verandah, Tristans, Restaurant Schwass, Sezn Restaurant and Bar, Pomeroy’s, Seventy 7 Restaurant and Bar, Tandoori Palace, Henry Africa’s, Chilli’s, Bahn Thai
Shopping: Eastgate Mall, Linwood Village, Shopping centre cnr Buckley’s Road and Linwood Ave, Shops at cnr Woodham Road and Gloucester St
Housing type: Early 20th century properties, villas, cottages and units
Neighbouring suburbs: Phillipstown, Opawa, Avonside, Bromley, Richmond, Wainoni