The town of George was established in 1811 around the timber industry due to the demand for timber. The location of the town, natural forests and proximity to Cape Town and Port Elizabeth was ideal as it is halfway between these two major cities.
Wood saw mills are state of the art in George and there are still crafters which have inherited the craft from descendants, manufacturing handmade furniture for local and abroad markets.
George East is in a prime location in relation to major routes, amenities and industrial and commercial hubs.
Retail hubs in close proximity to George East are the Garden Route Mall, St George's Square and Precap Centre.
There are also many schools to choose from in George including George Secondary School, Outeniqua Primary School, Hoërskool Outiniqua, St Mary’s RK School, Glenwood House School, York High School and PW Botha College.
The industrial hubs are George Industria and Tamsui Industrial.
George East is a mixed use suburb of free hold, town houses apartments and lodges and guest houses. The property values are driven by demand for either residential or holiday home investments. The added benefit being the location within the Garden Route and also the attractions which are on offer for tourists and holiday makers.
Properties values thus vary from affordable to upmarket and exclusive depending of the location within the suburb.
Pricing is also driven by proximity to the beach as would be normal for homes offering views. Buy-to-let townhouses are in demand and income derived from this source is stable as property in the Garden Route is not seasonal holiday homes catering for national- as well as international tourists.
The tourist attractions are a year round affair like cheese and wine tasting at the Vodacom Cheese, wine and Chocolate Fair held annually. You will also find that there is an old car show as well as George Show each year.
Take a tour of the properties on sale in George East via the MyRoof website.