Bryndwr has become increasingly popular in recent years. Neighbouring some of the city’s most sought after areas such as Merivale, Fendalton and Ilam. The area has a range of houses from traditional weatherboard bungalows, through to larger modern homes and features many well established, leafy streets.
Location: North West Christchurch.
Distance from Cathedral Square (direct line): 5.5km
Buses: Orbiter, Route 17 (Bryndwr), 15 (Bishopdale), 19 (Burnside)
Amenities: Recreation – Edgar Macintosh Park, smaller reserves, Jellie Park Aqualand
Schools & Institutions: Waimairi Primary, Wairakei Primary, St Patrick’s School, Allenvale Special School, Cobham Intermediate, Burnside High School, St Andrews College, Heaton Intermediate, Westburn Primary School, Fendalton Open Air School, Ilam Kindergarten
Cafes and Restaurants: French Blue, Tattlers Cafe, Zone Bar and Restaurant, Robbies, Trattorie, Chopsticks, Fine Foods
Shopping: Wairakei Shopping centre, Ilam Road/Clyde Road shopping centre, Normans Road shopping centre, Victoria Flowers, Fendalton Village
Housing type: 20th century homes built in the 1950s and 60s, ranging from units, townhouses to large houses, and some streets with former state housing.
Neighbouring suburbs: Burnside, Merivale, Fendalton, Ilam, Papanui, Bishopdale