Two apartment blocks being built on Wellington's Victoria St will add an extra 1000 residents to an already burgeoning, increasingly vibrant inner-city population.
The $100 million, 17-storey Pinnacle apartment complex is expected to be complete by 2018, while the neighbouring $80m Victoria Street Precinct (VSP) apartments' two towers will be complete in April and October next year.
Adding to the vibe was the new $75m Creative and Technology Art Centre between Victoria St and Cuba Mall is also set to open in 2018.
Students were increasingly staying in the capital after graduating, while the city's compact but cosmopolitan vibe was another draw.
"It's a small city but it's got a big city feel."