We discovered this 5 years ago. Buying a house in Featherston was the most affordable and appealing option for us. The thought of been able to settle down and raise our family in one place was too good an opportunity to pass up. I recently posed the question on why Featherston on the Wairarapa Commuters Facebook page and got a resounding positive response.
From the Wairarapa Times Age on 14 June 2014 Housing price war favours rail town