Westmorland is one of the most recent major hillside subdivisions developed in Christchurch city, with building starting in the 1970s. The suburb sits next to Cashmere, on the Port Hills, and is on the edge of the urban area, with many rural vistas across the Canterbury Plains. The majority of homes in Westmorland are split level and architecturally designed, to make the most of the elevated position and beautiful views.
Location: South West Christchurch.
Distance from Cathedral Square (straight line): 6km.
Buses: Routes 11 (Westmorland)
Amenities: Sedgewick Reserve, Francis Reserve, Westmorland East Valley Reserve, Cracroft House, Cracroft Caverns. Please be aware many tracks and reserves remain closed due to rock fall hazard caused by recent earthquakes, these include sections of the Summit Road. Click here to check all tracks.
Schools: Hoon Hay, Our Lady of Assumption, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Te Whanau Tahi, Rowley Primary, Thorrington Primary, Halswell Primary, Manning Intermediate, Cashmere High, Hillmorton High School
Shopping: On Cashmere Road and Hoon Hay Road, Halswell Shopping Centre including supermarket, Kennedy’s Bush Road shops, Barrington Mall
Cafes and Restaurants: The Vicarage, Hoon Hay Buffet, The Quarry Bar and Bistro, Cafe Nottingham, Halswell Tavern, Elevate Bar and Restaurant, The Brickworks, Cup Cafe, Sign of the Takahe, Cracroft Chase Vineyard, Old Stone House
Housing type: Westmorland was developed as a major subdivision in the 1970s and features mostly late 20th century executive style homes.
Sections: There are still some sections available in Westmorland, with Pentonville Close being the most recent area to be developed for sale.
Neighbouring Suburbs: Cracroft, Oaklands, Halswell, Hillmorton, Hoon Hay, Cashmere