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Lower Aramoho

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Lower Aramoho is 1,707, with a population density of 7.34 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Lower Aramoho is bounded by Hylton Mountain Bike Park, the locality of Blueskin and the suburb of Upper Aramoho in the north, the Whanganui River in the east, Russell Street and the suburb of St Johns Hill in the south, and the locality of Blueskin in the west.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates primarily from the late 1800s. Significant development occurred during the early 1900s, aided by the opening of the railway line. Growth continued from the 1940s. The population generally declined slightly from the mid 1990s, a result of some new dwellings being added to the area but a decline in dwelling occupancy rates.

Land use

Lower Aramoho is an established residential and industrial area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Hylton Mountain Bike Park, Te Mana Park, Parkdale Drive Reserve and one school.