The Dolphin Coast is the playground of sun lovers and
holiday seekers. Narrowing ones vision a bit the lush densely vegetated suburb
of Ballito emerges. This town was established in 1954 as a private township.
From here the town grew and along with this growth came suburbs like
Taking its cue from Ballito the suburb has emerged as an
equal in terms of prestige. Luxury home line the coast and the architecture is
spectacular and homes have been built to make full use of the tantalising ocean
views, beaches and dolphins.
The property usage in Ballitoville consists of prestigious
freestanding homes, apartments, townhouses and cluster homes. The dual use of
property in the suburb makes it a highly lucrative investment market for both
second holiday home investors and permanent residents due to this dual use.
The development of a number of prestigious estates nearby
has also contributed to the popularity of the suburb and in small part
influenced property values and the new development like townhouses and
apartments benefit from the standard set in architecture of existing homes
which ranges from contemporary modern to classic and modern homes.
As a residential suburb one could say the sectional title
market caters for the well-heeled younger generation in both existing
developments and new developments. These apartments and townhouses are just as
competitive in the second holiday home market due to the fact that there is a
slightly higher security presence.
The price range of property begins at around R 2, 5 million
and goes up above the R 3, 5 million mark and this would include freestanding
homes, cluster homes, apartments and townhouses.
For permanent residents with children attending school there
are a number of reputable schools to choose from such as Ashton International
College, Crawford Schools North Coast and Curro Mount Richmore.
There are a number of malls that cater for retail and
entertainment activities like The Quarter Boutique Shopping Centre, Ballito
Lifestyle Centre and Boulevard Shopping Centre.