Levin is the largest town in the Horowhenua district. It is 90 kilometres north of Wellington, 50 kilometres south of Palmerston North, and two kilometres to the east of Lake Horowhenua.
Being the main township for the surrounding rural area, and a centre of light manufacturing. According to the June 2013 estimate, the estimated resident population was 19,700
The main street is bordered by plane trees, and flower beds are dotted around the town. It has its own library and many touches of beauty including Historic Thompson House which is situated in the rose gardens and serves as the town’s cultural centre.
The temperate climate and fertile soil make it the natural garden of the lower North Island with many orchards, berry farms and market gardens. Road-side stalls provide a variety of fresh, locally grown produce…perfect for travellers on State Highway One or 57.
Levin is chocka-bloc with activities for young and old –from the “soon-to-be world-famous” Adventure Playground on State Highway One, Tennis, Golf, Squash, Rugby, Hockey, Rowing and Yachting on the scenic Lake Horowhenua or fishing/beach recreation at the ever-popular Waitarere Beach…to name but a few.
Levin’s educational opportunities are rich with a number of primary schools feeding the local intermediate, Waiopehu College and Horowhenua College.
As you’d expect of a diverse population - Levin has a range of housing options from expansive Rural/Lifestyle properties through to substantial Residential Dwellings, Modest Family Homes to Units/Townhouses and a number of Retirement and Lifestyle villages.