Alicetown is one of Lower Hutt’s older suburbs. It is tucked between Petone in the South and the City’s main shopping centre in the North – you couldn’t ask for a better location. Much of Alicetown’s housing is between 70 and 90 years old, and this is shown by the building styles of the era, notably the ‘Square Villa’, ‘Bay Villa’ and the ‘Bungalow’ styles.
Alicetown is known for its light industry and is well-serviced by amenities including an excellent shopping centre. Its central location makes it handy to public transport including Western Hutt Station and it’s a short walk over Ewen Bridge to Lower Hutt’s CBD. Many Alicetown homeowners appreciate the suburbs close proximity to both Petone Beach and the Hutt River for recreational purposes.
Alicetown began as a farming settlement, and was settled from the early 1900s by Petone factory workers (Wikipedia.com)