Stokes Valley is a suburb in its own valley nestled in a secluded, sunny dell. It is partially separated from the main part of Lower Hutt city and surrounded by luscious, densely forested hills; it is Lower Hutt’s most northern suburb. Originally farmland, Stokes Valley gave way to residential developments in the 1940s, becoming part of Lower Hutt City in 1956.
Houses in Stokes Valley vary from a basic suburban home, to lifestyle properties on large private sections. In addition, there is a selection of homes on the hills at the entrance to Stokes Valley which provide extensive views of the Hutt Valley.
One of the agents here at Professionals Redcoats Limited enjoys living in this close knit community; " What a great place to live - if your into the outdoor activities you will certainly love the great walking tracks into our beautiful hills that surround and protect our valley. We have a lovely shopping centre, library, doctors and several places to stop and have a meal. Sports is high on the list and we have a great rugby, tennis and cricket club here and a must visit would be to our indoor pool which is open all year round.”
In addition to the shopping centre and all the facilities mentioned, Stokes Valley also boasts three primary schools and three kindergartens, making Stokes Valley a complete suburb with a strong sense of community. Stokes Valley is also home to Bodhinyanarama, which is the only Buddhist monastery in the Wellington region. The suburb offers public transport services to Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt and Wellington.
Stokes Valley was named after Robert Stokes who formed part of the original survey team of 1840 commissioned to plan the city at Thorndon in Wellington (source: wiki).