Blog posts filed under Suburb

Umhlanga, Durban North Coast

19
Oct
2018

The suburb of Umhlanga in KZN is reputed to be one of the fastest growing cities in South Africa. The fact is in part confirmed by the many commercial companies that have relocated to Umhlanga where a huge development project is still currently seeing the suburb expand.

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Umhlanga Ridge, Durban North Coast

17
Oct
2018

Umhlanga Ridge is a highly sought after developing suburb with a mixed use which consists of apartments, commercial property and residential property.

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West Riding, Durban North

15
Oct
2018

The architecture in West Riding is a good mixture of period specific homes like British Colonial, Dutch and contemporary which also adds to the general property values.

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Westville, Durban North

12
Oct
2018

The various cultural influences on architecture means almost every architectural style is found in the suburb from Tudor Styled homes, contemporary homes and newer apartment buildings, conventional and Dutch architecture. There is also a large part of Westville properties which falls in the prestigious end of the market to cater for those who prefer the suburb as opposed to say the higher end of the exclusive market like Umhlanga Rocks.

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Glen Marine, Cape Peninsula

10
Oct
2018

As far as a residential suburb goes Glen Marine can be classified as a middle-class suburb that will appeal to young and old with an appealing variety of architectural styles from log cabin type homes, conventional family homes and a few contemporary homes.

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University Estate, Cape Town City Bowl

08
Oct
2018

Part of the status of University Estate can be attributed to the luxury hotels which draw national and international clientele. This of course exposes the listed properties tempting interest to invest in the lifestyle.

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Vredehoek, Cape Town City Bowl

05
Oct
2018

The languorous lifestyle has a lot of its origin in suburbs like Vredehoek where apartments are possibly more dominant than freehold homes. The property values in Vredehoek are however not as sedate as the lifestyle and this is due to what the properties have to offer in terms of views, architecture their breath taking backdrop of Devil’s Peak and the views of the South Atlantic Ocean and of course Table Mountain.

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Vredekloof, Cape Town Northern Suburbs

03
Oct
2018

The upmarket suburb of Vredekloof in Brackenfell Cape Town is highly sought after as a residential suburb for factors like the mixed ages of the homes, the mixed property usage, its prime location in relation to amenities and access to major roads.

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Vredekloof Heights, Cape Town, Northern Suburbs

01
Oct
2018

The tranquil well-established suburb of Vredekloof Heights will appeal to the middle-class income group with a number of exclusive homes adding to the mixed property value.

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Welgemoed, Cape Town, Northern Suburbs

28
Sep
2018

Welgemoed is a suburb that carries a status of exclusivity. This is obvious from the sizes of homes, their architecture and the general property values in the suburb.

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Welgelegen, Bellville, Cape Town

26
Sep
2018

A mixed property usage which consist of freehold homes and townhouses means established and newly formed families can enter this middle-class suburb and there is generally a trend for people who reside here to upgrade to larger homes within the suburb due to its tranquillity and prime location.

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Umdloti, Durban North Coast

24
Sep
2018

Property usage in Umdloti consists of apartments, townhouses, freehold homes and cluster homes which mean a wider spectrum is invited into this exclusivity through the more affordable properties like townhouses and apartments. It needs to be mentioned though that there are a large number of high end apartments and townhouses which caters for the executives and younger families seeking the status of Umdloti.

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Birchleigh North, Kempton Park

21
Sep
2018

Birchleigh North is in a prime location in relation to major commercial and industrial hubs which are its primary source of sustainability and growth. Although Birchleigh North is fully developed the growth comes from sales in the suburb thus driving prices, demand and status.

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Sedgefield, Knysna, Western Cape

19
Sep
2018

The property usage in Sedgefield consists of apartments, freehold homes, townhouses, farms and small holdings. The market segment most notable in Sedgefield is the freehold homes market which can be classified as a prestigious market when looking at the sales achieved on individual homes.

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Stilbaai, Western Cape Garden Route

17
Sep
2018

The popularity of Still Bay is and has been increasing which is firstly an indication that the market is stable and secondly that property values will continue increasing with an increase in demand.

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Vaal Marina, Gauteng, East Rand Vaal

14
Sep
2018

The popularity of Vaal Marina has long since been established. This dual use suburb is firstly a resort because it is situated on the banks of the Vaal Dam and this offer all the water sport and leisure activities of a resort and then as its popularity increased it grew as a residential suburb.

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Beverly Gardens, Randburg, Central North

12
Sep
2018

The popularity and appeal of Beverly Gardens as a residential address is the fact that the suburb is within easy access to a number of commercial hubs and a few industrial hubs. Of course the convenient access to schools adds to the appeal of the suburb.

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Fairwood, Johannesburg Central North

10
Sep
2018

By today’s property standards Fairwood is a middle-class suburb with a primary residential use. This translates to tranquillity. The stable property values are ascribed to the fair amount of sales in the suburb and the rental market is ideal for property investors in the middle to upper-class income groups as demand for rental income is generally high.

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Montana Park, Pretoria North

07
Sep
2018

Homes in Montana Park have mixed architecture consisting of conventional homes, Tuscan and contemporary designs. The suburb appeals to the younger generation and this is echoed by the great number of schools in the region.

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Rietvlei (Greater), Pretoria East

05
Sep
2018

The greater Rietvlei region of Pretoria East has been steadily developed into various separate developments like townhouse complexes and exclusive estates and new extensions to the greater Rietvlei.

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Zwartkop, Centurion East

03
Sep
2018

Zwartkop is a family oriented suburb which appeals to the retired citizens as well as young executives. The property usage which consists of freehold homes, townhouses, clusters homes, duets and apartments attracts a large market and adds to the sales movement in the suburb bringing stability and growth in property values. Townhouse units are highly competitive with the price range falling into the exclusive end of the market.

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Featherbrooke Estate, Krugersdorp

31
Aug
2018

A mixed property usage consisting of freehold homes and townhouses is of major benefit to both buyers and the estate itself as this allows the upper-middle class to enter this exclusive market at a relatively lower bond. The other benefit to the townhouses is that their value will be influenced by the sales from freehold homes thus creating a stable growing market.

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Quellerina, Johannesburg Central West

29
Aug
2018

The general Northcliff region offers stunning views over Johannesburg and Quellerina has taken advantage of this fact with many of the homes being designed to utilise this as a feature. The aesthetic appeal of the suburb also stems from clean sidewalks and well-maintained homes and then to landscaped and manicured gardens.

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Southbroom, KZN

27
Aug
2018

This prestigious property market is in high demand and this is obvious from the general property values. The architecture of the individual properties contribute to the property values in general and the styles are a mixture from the Colonial Manor homes to contemporary, Mediterranean and Tuscan dot the town making a period statement.

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Everglen, Cape Town, Northern Suburbs

24
Aug
2018

A fresher and newer style of architecture, in keeping with current trends, will also appeal to the younger executive market with the further benefit of large family homes and stands. The tree lined streets, clean sidewalks and expansive manicured gardens speaks of a familial and jovial yet laid back suburb.

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Foreshore, Cape Town City Bowl

22
Aug
2018

Apartments have to compete with the best in terms of amenities like in-house gyms, lap pools and similar amenities and for many of the apartment buildings this is the norm which also adds to the general market values of apartments. The other important factor is of course the high security these apartment buildings offer their residents, similar to that of lifestyle or golf estates.

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Kirstenhof, Cape Town Southern Suburbs

20
Aug
2018

A mixed property usage which consists of freehold homes, townhouses, apartments and cluster homes has created a diverse market of choice and interest with different income groups or levels within the middle-class.

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Muizenberg, Cape Town Peninsula

17
Aug
2018

Holiday or home, Muizenberg is a home owners paradise. This is due to a number of actors which appeals to a large market from permanent residents to the Mother City, pensioners and the second holiday home market. The rich history of Muizenberg and surrounding suburbs is yet another factor that may appeal to some in the market.

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Oakdale, Cape Town, Northern Suburbs

15
Aug
2018

Being an old well-established suburb means residents have access to all the important amenities which define a suburb such as schools, malls, entertainment and access to industrial and commercial hubs.

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Oakglen, Bellville, Cape Town

13
Aug
2018

The appeal of Oakglen as a residential address is further highlighted by its prime location in relation to amenities like industrial or commercial hubs, schools and malls. Access and the prime location are highlighted by major and minor roads such as Old Paarl Road, Kuils River Road which connects to the N1 and easy access to Old Oak Road.

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Oostersee, Cape Town Northern Suburbs

10
Aug
2018

The tranquil atmosphere of Oostersee is one of the many endearing characteristics along with the neat and tidy sidewalks which tell the story of a familial atmosphere.

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Panorama, Cape Town Northern Suburbs

08
Aug
2018

The northern suburbs are by default in a prime location with all the important amenities strategically placed for convenience which adds to the value of the suburb in the short and long term. For younger families schools and day-care centres are important and well-established families the proximity to universities becomes important.

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Pinelands, Cape Town Southern Suburbs

06
Aug
2018

By today’s standards Pinelands is a upper-class or prestigious suburb with a mixed property usage which consists of free standing homes, apartments and some newly constructed retirement village apartments. The obvious affluence in the suburb is somewhat subdued adding a sense of mysterious appeal.

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Stellenberg, Cape Town Northern Suburbs

03
Aug
2018

This suburb is for young and old and a mixed property usage relates to this fact with townhouses, free standing homes and apartments making up the property usage. The other factor which is more of a draw card for the younger executive generation is the mixed architecture which is mostly contemporary modern

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Langeberg Ridge, Cape Town Northern Suburbs

01
Aug
2018

The architectural timeline of Langeberg Ridge attests to the various eras of development form its inception to the current contemporary modern architecture. This fact means there are affordable homes in the suburb still falling within the middle-class category making it possible for a larger market to invest in this expanding suburb.

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Kenridge Heights, Cape Town Northern Suburbs

30
Jul
2018

The prestigious status of Kenridge Heights influences the sectional title market in the suburb with apartments and townhouses selling for higher than the average values. It is still the perfect entry level home for executives starting off in the property market or newlyweds with a young family.

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Kleinbosch, Cape Town Northern Suburbs

27
Jul
2018

Some of the factors which make the suburb appealing are its location high up on the Plattekloof Hills, the mixed property usage, reputable schools situated nearby, entertainment and retail venues and industrial and commercial hubs which contribute to the sustainable income of households in the suburb.

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Glencairn Heights, Western Cape

25
Jul
2018

Removed from the bustle of the city sprawl does not detract from its prime location as the suburb is close to all the important amenities like schools, malls, industrial and commercial hubs with the benefit of the tourist attractions like the beaches and the various nature reserves close to the suburb.

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The Crest, Cape Town Northern Suburbs

23
Jul
2018

The mixed architecture of homes in the suburbs plots the age of the suburb with conventional architecture and modern contemporary designs. This adds to the character of the suburb and also indicates a younger executive age group residing in the suburb.

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St James, Cape Peninsula, False Bay

20
Jul
2018

This seaside harbour town is quaint and contemporary at the same time as many of the homes in St James have been upgraded to display the modern trends. Yet others have opted to renovate existing homes to preserve part of the original historic value of the properties.

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Scarborough, Cape Town Peninsula

18
Jul
2018

Scarborough is a prestigious coastal resort type town for those who enjoy or love being in the nature and those who prefer the serenity that comes for a more secluded or private country lifestyle.

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San Michel, Noordhoek Cape Peninsula

16
Jul
2018

The Silver Mine Nature Reserve is the backdrop for San Michel. Like Noordhoek San Michel is a prestigious seaside resort town with a mixed architecture which in many respects maintains integrity of a fishing village appeal. The Cape Dutch and fisherman’s cottage theme is just some of the architectural themes that will not stand out like a sore thumb in San Michel.

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Claremont, Cape Town Southern Suburbs

13
Jul
2018

Claremont is one of those prestigious suburbs that draw buyers from a large market for various factors such as the status, the varied property usage, the tranquillity of the suburb, that close proximity to universities and exclusive schools and industrial and commercial hubs.

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Blouberg Rise, Cape Town West Coast

11
Jul
2018

The tranquillity and laid back lifestyle is what draws permanent resident to Blouberg Rise and then the benefit of white beaches and sunny skies.

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Constantia Heights, Cape Town Southern Suburbs

09
Jul
2018

Landscaped and manicured gardens are the order of the day for these stately homes adding further aesthetic appeal and tranquillity. Homes in Constantia Heights are large and spacious which does reflect a more established sized family residing in the suburb and of course pensioners falling in the executive end of the market.

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Bracken Heights, Cape Town Northern Suburbs

06
Jul
2018

Factors which set a high degree of demand for property in the suburb are factors such as the range of property values which is, in the current economic climate, the price bracket with the most movement, the prime location of the suburb in relation to amenities like schools, malls, industrial and commercial hubs and major roads connecting to these hubs and other major suburbs and the varied property usage.

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Century City, Milnerton Cape Town

04
Jul
2018

Century City can in some way be described as South Africa’s down toned answer on Las Vegas. This is prestige that comes in all forms of property usage where apartments are the predominant use.

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Die Wingerd, Somerset West, Cape Town

29
Jun
2018

Today Die Wingerd is classified as a middle-class suburb with a mixed property usage consisting of free standing homes, townhouses and cluster homes.

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Soneike, Cape Town Northern Suburbs (Kuilsriver)

27
Jun
2018

A mixed property usage which consists of freestanding homes, townhouses and duets attracts a wide spectrum of family sizes, ages and of course there is the singles that will find the prefect townhouse in the suburb. This also appeals greatly to the pensioners of the town specifically for the tranquil surroundings.

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Silver Oaks, Northern Suburbs Cape Town (Kuilsriver)

25
Jun
2018

Demand for townhouses in the suburb is also the perfect place for newlyweds to plant roots and enter the property market with the benefit of long-term demand for townhouses not losing momentum, thus ensuring, to some degree a good return. There is also still vacant freestanding stands in Silver Oaks which will be a major costs saving to develop oneself as that dream home in the heart of the “Backcountry” of Cape Town’s northern suburbs.

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