The greater Heidelberg began its mundane life as a trading station built by a German Heinrich Julius Ueckermann. In 1885, gold was discovered on the Witwatersrand gold reef and numerous towns were developed to cater for miners and their families.
Dunnottar is a suburb in Gauteng which is sustained by mining primarily.
It would then be reasonably safe to assume that Dunnottar has an established property market as can also be seen in the demand for homes in the buyers and rental sector. The architecture is an historical account of how the suburb’s architecture has changed since its inception which will appeal to the whole income and age spectrum. The mixed property usage in the suburb consists of apartments, freestanding homes and townhouses which further add to the marketability of the property in the suburb. One would typically define Dunnottar as a middle-class suburb which means there are bargains to be had but this should not be viewed as a negative but rather seen for what it is, this is the price class where most homes are sold and where the highest demand lays.
There is also a commercial property sector which adds some diversity to the property sales market.
There is an extensive list of schools in Dunnottar namely Laerskool Dunnottar, Roseview Primary School, Birnel College and Duduza Primary School.
Naturally, the greater Nigel and then Dunnottar are surrounded by a number of mines which contribute to a large portion of household income in the commercial, industrial and mining sector. That makes the suburb a very self-sustaining suburb.
The location of the suburb is perfect as it has easy access to the Nigel/ Springs, Road, Heidelberg Road and the R 550, which connects to the N3. Naturally, the prime location does contribute to the stable property values which Dunnottar is experiencing.
Malls catering for entertainment and retails needs are Springs Mall, The Avenues Shopping Centre, Mall@Carnival Shopping Centre and Heidelberg Mall.