Perched above the Port Nelson area on its own promontory, Stepneyville is a desired address in Nelson. The major advantage for most property owners here, is that you get to enjoy Nelson’s acclaimed seaviews and sunsets over the western mountains, whilst remaining very close to town.
On Stepneyville’s western slopes, many homes flank the hillside and hilltop just above the coastline, with fabulous unimpeded sea & mountain views. For this reason, properties in this area are some of Nelson’s most expensive.
Just over the hill at the northern end of Russell St in Beachville, there is a neighbourhood dairy, fish & chip shop, butchery and a cafe. Up and over the hill at the other end of Russell St, is another neighbourhood dairy.
Central Nelson with its wealth of shops, is just over 1km away via the inland route down Washington Rd, through Washington Valley or just over 1.5km away around Haven Rd on the Port Nelson/sea side.
Below the promontory that the suburb sits atop, one of Nelson’s main regular scheduled bus routes runs alongside the coast on Rocks Rd.
Over the hill, “The Bus” travels up Washington Rd, Washington Valley and where it intersects with Princes Drive, it turns and heads away from Stepneyville in a southern direction on Princes Drive, towards Tahunanui. It passes through Moana & Bisley Aves on its way to Tahunanui and the beach.
Close to home, just over the hill at the northern end of Russell St in Beachville there is a neighbourhood fish & chip shop. If you’d like to dine out, you’ll find many of Nelson’s great seaside restaurants like the Waterfront Cafe, the Boat Shed, the Boathouse, Venice Cove and Saltwater are but a short walk/drive away (less than 1km), down near the Quay. Less than a 5 minute drive away in Nelson, you have a wonderful choice of restaurants sure to please all tastes. There are nearly 50 restaurants in the Nelson/Tahuna/Stoke areas. Choose from Indian, Turkish, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Greek, Mexican, Brewery Cafes, specialist seafood, pizzerias, NZ & Australian fare, Hotel dining, cafes and the usual fast food outlets.