Johannesburg

West Rand

Area Overview:

Less than 30minutes from JHB city centre, Fourways and Lanseria international airport, theWest Rand of Johannesburg offers its residents luxury and convenience. With adeveloping infrastructure, the area is fast becoming an alternative to cityliving. Located near the cradle of humankind, it also attracts people lookingfor a country feel with numerous function venues and outdoor activitiesavailable such as the Walter Sisulu botanical gardens. The area offers upmarketestate living, luxury freehold and a vast choice of sectional schemes to choosefrom - all in easy reach of a large variety of schools, shopping centres andeasy access to main roads.

 

Area Trends and Activity:

Properties inthe area remain popular and range from entry level to luxurious smallholdingsand estates in close proximity to Ruimsig Country Club. New developments in thearea are continuously being planned especially in Mogale City. The CradlestoneMall and the new Netcare Pinhaven being the latest additions. Residentialdevelopments are also being finalised and should take off in the near future.The area offers a home for every budget, ranging from apartments, to familyhomes, retirement villages, expansive mountainside living with breathtakingviews, and small holdings.

Average Property Value:

Averagevalues range from R750 000 for sectional units to free-standing units rangingfrom R2 million to R20 million and above.

Lonehill


Suburbs Covered:

Forest Town | Greenside Greenside East| Parkhurst Parktown North | Parkview Parkview Golf Course


Area Overview:

Situated inthe northern suburbs of Johannesburg is the neighbourhood of Lonehill andBeverley. Living in the 'Village' of Lonehill is not only about owning a home,but is a lifestyle that embraces safety and security for the residents in thearea. The suburb has an excellent infrastructure with a mix and variety ofhomes to suit just about every budget. The Lonehill Resident's Associationorganizes regular community activities such as Jazz Events, Picnics, ArtExhibitions and the annual Carols by Candlelight, all of which are actively supportedby residents.


Area Trends and Activity:

These areasattract new buyers who are looking for secure suburbs which offer excellentschooling facilities, easy access to major routes and good infrastructure. Theupgrading of the Fourways Precinct will give added value to properties and thelifestyle of residents in the area. This is a major project currently underwayand should be completed in approximately two years

Average Property Value:

The Parks

Area Overview:

Nestledbetween Victory Park and Craighall Park, Parkhurst forms part of Johannesburg'sNorthern suburbs, popularly referred to as "The Parks". The entirearea is often also referred to as the "Purple Patch" in referenceboth to the abundance of Jacaranda trees that line the streets and the amountof "old money" that resides here. People seek to stay in Parkhurstand surrounds because it is a lifestyle move, accommodated by a great urbanvillage community, with children playing in the park and residents walkingtheir dogs.

Area Trends and Activity:

The trendyand vibrant village-like atmosphere in Parkhurst is created by the variety ofcoffee shops, antique stores, decor boutiques and restaurants that spill outonto the side walk. Rosebank Mall, the popular rooftop market and African craftmarket are all close by and Emmarentia Dam with its open space and beautifultrees is a popular weekend location and dog-walking venue. Greenside andMelville are just as popular for the trendy and village lifestyle. Westcliffand Saxonwold offer more stately and larger properties in a quiet, establishedneighbourhood. Close to well-known private schools and the beautiful Zoo Lake.Zoo Lake is a favourite among Joburg residents and is the venue for the annualJazz on the Lake and Carols by Candlelight events. It is also the monthly venuefor the Artists under the Sun open air art exhibition.

Average Property Value:

The areacomprises mostly of freehold properties with about 20% sectional title units.Full title homes range on average between R3 and R8 million, however houses inareas such as Westcliff often exceed the R20 million mark.

Hyde Park

Area Overview:

Hyde Park,named after the prestigious Hyde Park in London is a wealthy, upmarket suburbin Johannesburg bordering Illovo and Sandhurst. Well-known for its proximity toSandton, beautiful tree-lined streets and thriving business centres, it is nowonder the area, exudes international flair, attracts both young and establishedprofessionals as well as diplomats, growing families and captains of industry.The suburb of Hyde Park lies nestled between William Nicol & Jan Smuts andRivonia & Oxford Roads, North of Bompas Road in Dunkeld. It lies right inthe midst of the northern suburbs with ease of access to various amenities suchas Hyde Park Shopping Centre, which is home to some of the most extravagantspeciality stores and a bevy of boutiques, whilst Sunday brunch at one of aselection of delis and restaurants is a way of life.

Area Trends and Activity:

Hyde Park isa well-balanced area, thriving on business investors of the uppercrust andoffers an excellent blend of sectional title and freehold homes as well asseveral upmarket security estates. Sectional title homes including apartmentsand penthouses are highly sought-after by executives on the go as well asinvestors seeking great rental opportunity.

Average Property Value:

Propertyprices in Hyde Park vary due to the impressive blend of property types, a 2bedroomed flat can sell for anything between R2 million – R3 million while 2bedroomed multi-level executive apartments can reach up to R5 million in price.The most expensive, high-end residential property on the market is currentlylisted at R60 million, proving why Hyde Park occupies a comfortable position ina recent report as one of the most exclusive suburbs in Johannesburg.

Fourways / Broadacres


Area Overview:​

Fourways /Broadacres area offers a bustling modern business hub. The area originated as agame farm that transformed over time to one of the most modern and populardistricts in Johannesburg. Much effort has been put into preserving the area'snatural beauty. Parks in the suburb are all well maintained and ensure safeleisure activities for young and old. This area features an entertainment huband a variety of equestrian and secure estates complimented by excellentprivate and local schools to support all demographics. Close proximity toLanseria International Airport offers a unique advantage to young professionalsand business owners alike.

Area Trends and Activity:

Propertythroughout the area are sought-after and is showing immense growth due to newdevelopments like Steyn City as well as variety of entertainment with theexplosion of the commercial business hub. The area offers a home for alldemographic and family structures from apartment living to standard familyhomes in suburbs which includes retirement villages, small holdings, farms,secure estate living, equestrian estates to top end exclusive homes withbreathtaking views.

Average Property Value:

Average homesin the residential and boomed suburbs are priced around R2 million. Secureestate living offers stands from R685 000 to R1,5 million depending on theestate, as it can reach up to R8 million and over. Areas such as Steyn City isstill being developed and top end properties may sell as high as R20 million.

Sandton / Bryanston

Area Overview:

Bryanston isan upper class, wealthy residential suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. Firstnamed as an area in 1949, it was established in 1969 as a suburb of Sandton andprovided with tarred roads and municipal services, but after municipalboundaries were revised following the end of Apartheid, Sandton was merged withJohannesburg to form part of the City of Johannesburg MetropolitanMunicipality. Bryanston is ideally situated close to the business hub ofSandton, creating enormous demand for properties

Area Trends and Activity:

A fairly newcorporate area called 'The Campus' consists of many large corporations inBryanston, such as Dimension Data, GlaxoSmithKline, which is also based at TheCampus, Microsoft Corporation, Ogilvy & Mather and Synovate. The mostpopular activity by residents is golf, which is enjoyed at the exclusiveBryanston Country Club and many other surrounding golf courses. Many horseriders also live in Bryanston, who travel outwards to Kyalami and Broadacres,where their horses are kept


Average Property Value:

OriginallyBryanston consisted of farmhouses varying from sizes of 1 to 3 hectares (1hectare = 4000sqm), however many properties are being subdivided to eitheroffer exclusive, secure estates as well as Summercon apartment complexes.Clusters in secure estates are in huge demand to provide residents withsecurity and a 'lock-up-and-go' lifestyle, allowing them to visit theirholiday/ weekend homes nearby. The average price of a property in Bryanstonranges from R1.5 million for a 1 bedroomed flat, around R3,5 million for an ordinaryfreestanding home on the outskirts, around R5 million for a 3-4 bedroomedcluster and between R8 million to R30 million for a magnificent mansion set onEccleston Crescent (known as Millionaires Row) or Mount Street, to name a few.

Licence Partner Contact

Engel & Völkers South Africa

Shop 6B, Centurion Lifestyle Centre, 80 Old Johannesburg Road, Centurion,South Africa | 0157 South Africa
South Africa
Fax
+270 86 656 90 28

Engel & Völkers South Africa

Shop 6B, Centurion Lifestyle Centre, 80 Old Johannesburg Road, Centurion,South Africa | 0157 South Africa
South Africa
Phone
+270 11 929 30 96
Fax
+270 86 656 90 28

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