Woburn, the dress circle of Lower Hutt, is located in the heart of the city. The area that now makes up Woburn was originally owned by the Ludlum’s and was first used for sheep grazing, before gradually being turned over for residential development.
Woburn as a suburb is a fine example of the English garden suburb, designed in the late 1920’s. Woburn incorporates houses surrounded by gardens, trees planted in streets and grassy verges. Today the English garden atmosphere still prevails in Woburn, which has resisted, at least until recently, the temptation to further subdivide. Interest in Woburn is due to the purchasers looking to own a little piece of heaven in the heart of the city. It is considered to be more of an up market suburb in Lower Hutt. A lot of the homes were built in the 1930s and 1940s which have been renovated and modernised.
Woburn is conveniently located within walking distance to Westfield Shopping centre to fulfill your retails needs and has many recreational opportunities including the large Hutt Recreation Area, Strand Park, the Huia Pool and Lower Hutt War Memorial Library. Woburn is also well served by both bus and rail. The suburb also has its own bowling club. A major building programme is now underway to create a modern retirement complex at Woburn Masonic Village. The Woburn Apartments are designed to meet the needs of a new generation of retirees who expect to lead comfortable active lifestyles in their retirement. Some of the apartments (depending on where they are placed within the village) will enjoy views of the Hutt River with many amenities available including hairdressing and beauty salon, café and dining area, snooker room and an indoor bowls and games area, arts and crafts room and more (www.masonicvillages.co.nz). Woburn also has its own amazing hotel – The Bellevue Gardens Restaurant and Hotel. There is an on site Bistro with an expansive wine list and much more.