My family are thinking about moving out of Auckland and purchasing a home in New Plymouth. Can you please let me know which areas are good to live and raise a family in?

I saw on Trade Me, several houses which seem beautiful, in the Whalers Gate area. Is this a good area? Is it easy to get to central places, like shops, etc.?

Also, are jobs limited in New Plymouth... do people struggle to find jobs?

Any advice would be helpful! Thank you for your help and time.

Kind regards.