Craighall is a suburb of Randburg. The suburb was established in 1892 on a farm belonging to William Gray Rattray. The farm was the one of the suppliers of fresh produce to a large portion of Johannesburg’s inhabitants.
In 1902 Rattray sold of portions of his farm to be developed as residential property. By 1911 the first vacant stands were sold and slowly a suburb was being developed.
North of the suburb was reserved as public recreational areas with lakes and dams as entertainment. By 1931 Joburg started bursting out of its seams and suburbs like Craighall became more desirable residential property.
Today there are no farms in the suburb that is by all intent and purpose an affluent suburb with a mixed property use which comprises commercial, sectional title and freehold properties.
By today’s standards the suburb is in a prime location with all the important infrastructure and amenities having been established well ahead of time.
The suburb is dotted with guest houses which is by itself an ideal display case for the potential of the suburb as a home. Property values have been driven by demand to a point where it is an exclusive suburb with high property value growth which shows stable growth.
Apartments are desirable with buy-to-let investors and first time home buyers in the executive income bracket with the benefit of turning a good profit on resale.
Architecture is mixed with old estate type homes and modern designer homes catering for larger families.
All the right schools are conveniently close and en-route to the various commercial hubs which sustain the suburb.
Here is a list of surrounding suburbs;
Commercial hubs include places like;
To make a choice of which school is a matter of preference, here is a list of some popular schools nearby;
IR Griffith Primary School
Craighall Primary School
Take a tour of the exclusive properties in Craighall via the Myroof website.