The south western region of Johannesburg like most of Johannesburg was founded on the treasure trove of gold deposits on a reef hence the old name of The Reef as Johannesburg was known.
Thus many of the suburbs were established to serve the mines and commerce.
Today, driving on the modern N1 Western Bypass it is a completely different picture to the 1800-1900’s. Suburbs west of Johannesburg by today’s standards command an equal status in demand for property and growth in market value.
One such suburb which is classified as a middle to upper-class suburb is Florida Glen which is reached via the N1 Western Bypass and just of the 14th Avenue off-ramp or the Gordon Road off-ramp. Needless to say the suburb is in a prime location and these major roads mentioned interconnect to all the important amenities like schools, malls, commercial and industrial hubs. The suburb is part of the Roodepoort municipality.
The varied property usage in the suburb which comprises freehold homes, apartments, cluster homes and townhouses attracts a large income group which adds to the growth and stability of homes in the suburb.
The architecture of the suburb is conventional and modern and some ultra-modern as can be seen when entering the suburb on the 14th Avenue of-ramp. The hills overlooking the north western region of Johannesburg is utilized to its full potential with some spectacular homes which also adds to the general property value of homes in the suburb.
Popular suburb that have townhouses and apartments may fare better in the rental market than suburbs without this diversity which also means there is a high demand for rental homes in the suburb.
In some instances Florida Glen may be viewed as a Johannesburg north suburb for its close proximity to other suburbs such as Fourways and Bryanston which are very close. The suburb certainly falls within the same category.
Being a well-established and well maintained suburb means infrastructure like schools and malls are in place and within easy access.
Here is a list of reputable schools servicing the suburb, Florida Park High School, Hoerskool Die Burger, Arthur Matthews Primary School and Unified Public School.
Malls close to the suburb are Cresta Shopping Centre, Clearwater Mall and Riverview Shopping Centre.
Take a tour of the homes in Florida Glen via the Myroof web-site.