Forest Town is a Johannesburg Central suburb, established while the city was growing during the gold rush of yesteryear.

It would also not be surprising to find that this hub is very sought after, tranquil and highly exclusive. The suburb is well established with all the amenities at the convenience of your fingertips. Commercial hubs, schools, universities retail and entertainment hubs are all within walking distance.

The exclusivity more than likely originated from the mining company executives looking for property close to the office.

The setting is idyllic, setting aside the idea that the Johannesburg CBD is a haven of dereliction.

The suburbs name is the first indication that it is tree rich, populated and surrounded by the Johannesburg Zoo on one side and overlooking the Westcliff Hotel and the surrounding hillside.

Properties are a mixture of old, restored and new designer homes. The proximity to the amenities could be one of the driving factors in the property values along with the exclusivity.

The properties are of a mixed use with some affordable town houses up for sale attracting varied types of investors. The townhouses would serve very well as buy-to-let investments for the large student community of Johannesburg with the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital close by and University of Johannesburg just as close.

Schools close to the suburb are Japari School, Saxonwold Primary School, St John’s College and King Edward VII School.

Guest houses and Bed & Breakfast’s are the other property use in the suburbs as it serves well as a base for tourist exploring the inner city history, museums and the Johannesburg Zoo.

The major routes close by that convenience travel is Jan Smuts Avenue, the M1 highway, Oxford Road and Empire Road.

Suburbs close by are Parktown, Westcliff, Saxonwold and Johannesburg CBD.

Take a tour of the properties on offer in Forest Town via the MyRoof website.

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