Douglasdale is an affluent suburb located north of Johannesburg.
The suburb was founded in 1905 on the farm Douglasdale, named after the original owner Thomas Douglas. What started out as a hobby has become a force in fresh produce across South Africa. Douglasdale Dairy today supplies 1.5% of the countries fresh milk. The original farm house is today the oldest structure in the greater Sandton.
What was then a remote location has become prime residential property in the greater Johannesburg made up of mixed property use. This may be one reason for the property values which comprises retirement villages, apartments, clusters, townhouse complexes and freehold homes.
The architecture of the suburb is mixed with a few conventional homes and the rest are designer exclusive homes which generally offer high standards of finishings and space.
By todays standards the suburb is well-established with all the exclusive amenities in place like schools, retail and commercial hubs which sustain residents. Industrial hubs are taken up in surrounding hubs and suburbs which are conveniently close.
Some of the properties located on main roads have been rezoned for commercial use which has further driven property values and demand with a number of exclusive guest houses catering for business tourists.
Surrounding suburbs have a spill-over from one another which has expanded the market and loyal following.
In recent years the region has been redeveloped with entertainment venues like Monte Casino and the redevelopment of the commercial hub in Bryanston which has been a further benefit to surrounding suburbs bringing the office closer to homes.
Here is a list of surrounding suburbs;
Schools in the region have good reputations. Here is a list of some popular schools;
British International College
Fourways High School
Crawford College Lonehill
There is a vast selection of exclusive malls servicing the suburb like;
Waterford Shopping Centre
Take a tour of the various properties in Douglasdale via the Myroof website.