The suburb of Gardens, Cape Town was established when Jan van Riebeeck established trading on the continent. The suburb was laid out as a garden by the Dutch master gardener Hendrik Boom. The garden measured a total of 18 hectares which included a medicine garden.
The property use of the suburb today comprises commercial, sectional-title apartments, clusters and freehold homes. It is known as an exclusive suburb with property values within the middle to high class income groups.
For restorers the suburb is ideal with many of the homes dating back in history still preserved making for good income from these restored homes.
Other benefits of the suburb are its prime and central location which is close to the city bowl and amenities. The chic and eclectic lifestyle of the suburb will attract young and old up for adventure and entertainment with the many restaurants in the suburb.
Apartments are ideal buy-to-let investment prospects with a high demand and for first time home buyers with income in the executive bracket will not be disappointed with the property value.
Being a tourist destination means property in the suburb will serve well as a holiday home.
Many of the apartment buildings have received a facelift which is a further indication that the property market in the suburb is in high demand and stable and many of the older building have been demolished and have made place for modern architecture adding more value to the general property values.
For permanent residents there are a number of popular schools near to the suburb along with day care centres and pre-schools.
Here is a list of popular schools near Gardens;
St Cyprian’s School
Boston House College
Gardens Commercial High School
Rosebank College, Cape Town Campus
There are a number of exclusive malls near Gardens like;
Golden Acre Shopping Centre
Cape Quarter Lifestyle Centre
Oriental Plaza Cape Town
Take a tour of the properties on offer in Gardens via the Myroof website.