Avalon is a modern clean and green suburb that runs adjacent to the Hutt River on the Valley floor. It enjoys a convenient central location with direct access to the motorway and a short five minute drive to the CBD of Lower Hutt. Bus and rail transport are also located within easy walking distance. Many of the houses in Avalon are Californian inspired homes.
Avalon is well served in regards to educational facilities; as there are many excellent kindergarten, primary, intermediate and college level schools. The suburb also has access to excellent recreational and sporting facilities including Avalon and Fraser Park which cater for all sorts of sports including rugby, soccer, hockey, cricket, tennis and squash.
Avalon Park is a great place for families with young children to spend the day and create memories. There is a skate park for the children to play around, a large duck pond to have picnics in the summer and a mini golf course. Many families will have fond memories of themselves as children clambering up the walls of the old wooden fort which once stood at Avalon Park. Today, the “Amazing Amazon” stands. The four level playground comes with climbing bars, a long enclosed slide and a flying fox. Children are guaranteed to have hours of fun while you sit back and relax.
One of our agents here at Professionals, Redcoats Limited has a high opinion of Avalon as she says “What a great place to live here with close proximity to schools, transport, shops, sporting facilities this is sport mega here! The surrounding property values are always on the rise due to this popular location. One of the special things is Fraser Park, which often holds great musical events that bring people from all over the Wellington area. A personal favorite of mine is "Christmas in the park" I've had some wonderful times at this park”.
Avalon is also home to the Avalon Film and Television School and Avalon Studios, one of the major film and television production facilities in the southern hemisphere. It is currently the tallest building in Lower Hutt.
Avalon became well-known to many New Zealanders as the early centre of the country’s nation-wide television broadcasting production, particularly with the opening of the Avalon Studios in 1975. Avalon also became the focus of a New Zealand film-production which Peter Jackson bought in the late 1990s and incorporated into his Park Road Post facility (which has now been relocated) but was once a film processing lab where sound for the Lord of the Rings and King Kong was mixed. Avalon was also the filming location for the 2012 television show 100 Hours. Before it was sold, it once produced well known television-shows such as Good Morning and the New Zealand Lotteries Commission's live Lotto draw (Wikipedia.com).