Atholl is a small residential suburb of Northern Johannesburg which was established as the suburbs of Johannesburg expanded to the north and was named after the Scottish Highlands with the same name.

Speak of Grayston Drive or Katherine Street and you will not be mistaken for being in the affluent suburb of Atholl.

It is a well established and situated suburb with all the amenities catered for like schools, retail and commercial hubs on the doorstep.

Atholl has produced a duke in the past, John Murray, 11th Duke of Atholl who studied at the Witwatersrand University and graduated with a B Sc degree in engineering.

Property values in the suburb are driven by demand for the exclusivity and current property values.

The architecture is both modern and conventional at the same time with a mixture of apartment buildings which are in demand as many of the executives that work in the commercial districts own farms and property elsewhere making this the typical “town house”.

The free hold homes are stately homes with large grounds for children to play in safety and privacy utilizing modern design inspiration for green efficient homes.

Atholl also has some very good schools for the residents to choose from. These include Hyde Park High School, Montrose Primary School, National School of Arts, St John’s College and Crawford College.

Retail hubs in and around Atholl are Killarney Mall, Norwood Mall and Sandton City.

Tourist attractions and venues in and around Atholl are the Nelson Mandela Square, Atholl Square, Artjamming and Visit Innesfree Park.

Atholl is well placed for those who prefer to watch cricket live and the Wanderers Club is on Corlett Drive.

Other suburbs which are close to Atholl adding to the value of properties are Chiselhurston, Hyde Park, Benmore Gardens, Sandton and Melrose.

Take an armchair tour of the properties on offer in Atholl via the MyRoof website.

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