The timeline of the fishing village of Fish Hoek can be traced back to the Dutch Settlers. In years following it was a popular whaling industry that sustained Fish Hoek and as time progressed, the popularity of Fish Hoek as a residential address increased.
Today the town or suburb of Fish Hoek is an expanding suburb with a mixed property usage consisting of commercial and retail property and the various mixed residential use namely free standing homes, townhouses and apartments.
The general pricing structure of property in Fish Hoek defines it as middle to upper-class suburb.
The diverse use of homes in Fish Hoek also attracts a large second holiday home market which many seek for due to the tranquil sedate lifestyle and the mixed architecture, some of which is reminiscent of the fisher’s cabins of the turn of the century. Some have a modern twist on this architectural theme which is in both cases aesthetically appealing and blends in with the general setting of Fish Hoek.
Many of the apartments are more contemporary in style which will be more appealing to the younger generation within the executive end of the market and this is also the category where the second holiday home market shows the most growth. Pensioners is the other market which makes up a fair size of the market in Fish Hoek due to the easy access to amenities and generally less congested roads in peak season holiday times.
For established families with school attending children there are a number of popular schools to choose from such as Bay Primary School, Fish Hoek Primary School, Fish Hoek High School and Paul Greyling Primary School. Of course for those who prefer private schools there are a number of schools situated in or near to the Cape Town CBD which is only a few minutes’ drive from Fish Hoek.
Take a tour of the homes in Fish Hoek, False Bay via the Myroof web site.