When the Garden Route surfaces in any conversation then holidays, tranquility and lush vegetation spring to mind. It is then very apt that one of the Western Cape suburbs of George, Eden, will have such a befitting name. It is the Eden of the Garden route in terms of location, vistas and immaculate properties.
It is by all definitions an upper-class suburb with designer homes, and their overall appeal enhanced by the undulating countryside, terraced landscapes and manicured and natural gardens complimenting the homes. The setting of the suburb is idyllic with some of the homes overlooking the splendor of the Katriver and surrounding countryside.
Being a residential suburb first and foremost it also serves as a holiday destination for the well-heeled investors seeking the opulence the homes in the suburb offers. Naturally the property values and growth are comparable to similar suburbs across South Africa.
George is not just a holiday destination but also the commercial and administrative hub of the Garden Route. The timber industry is one of the major sources of sustainability to the region and secondly tourism. The timber industry makes up a manufacturing sector in the furniture industry which is the largest in the Southern Cape.
Buildings in the CBD are restricted to specified height to make full use of the surrounding mountains and hills.
Being a residential suburb means there are a number of schools and tertiary education facilities near to Eden. Here is a list of some of the more popular schools like, George High School, PW Botha College, Outeniqua High School and York High School.
Retail needs are catered for with the many smaller outlets and home industries and of course there is the Garden Route Shopping Centre. Even with modern retail facilities the town and suburbs manage to retain the village atmosphere which sets the town apart from other towns and suburbs.
Take a tour of the properties on offer in Eden via the Myroof website.