Matua is a peninsula to the north of the city and only 6 minutes drive from downtown Tauranga. Regarded as one of Tauranga’s more affluent suburbs, many of its homes enjoy expansive harbour views. Most homes in this area were built in the 70’s and 80’s but many of the prime older properties are now being re-developed. Popular with retirees and families, Matua offers a range of facilities including Matua Primary School, Matua Bowling Club (largest in the district), small shopping centre, public tennis courts and Fergusson Park - soccer, kite flying, kite surfing, cricket, boat ramp, beach foreshore, BBQ’s, and children’s playground. Whilst you can still buy good sized family homes in the suburb for around $500,000 -$600,000 without views, prices from $800,000 are common for prime real estate.