Young professional couple 24 and 25 with work lined up in Tauranga. We’ve never been to Tauranga before and have only lived in the South Island. Where is a good place to live in the city for a quick commute to the CBD, preferably on foot or by bicycle and doesn’t cost too much? Anywhere leafy and green if property by the coast is too expensive?

Not interested in being close to a buzzing nightlife or being near good schools at this stage. Some local shops and facilities would be great unless really close to CBD.

Any suggestions, overview of the city, it’s suburbs much appreciated.