False Bay in Cape Town is primarily known for Simon’s Town and the Naval Head Quarters. Simon’s Town is also a residential suburb with its own suburbs such as Glencairn and Glen Marine.
The languorous lifestyle of Glen Marine is typical of Cape Town in general but more so in the False Bay area as it is still very much undeveloped.
As far as a residential suburb goes Glen Marine can be classified as a middle-class suburb that will appeal to young and old with an appealing variety of architectural styles from log cabin type homes, conventional family homes and a few contemporary homes.
Demand for property in Glen Marine is primarily driven by the tranquillity and a secondary factor being access to commercial or industrial hubs and schools and retail outlets.
The suburb is in a very advantageous position of having breath-taking views over Simon’s Town and the surrounds of indigenous Fynbos and False Bay Itself.
Property values do compare in terms of annual growth to the Western Cape which is an indication of a stable market and with the number of vacant stands available the suburb will continue expanding thus increasing property values.
As a second holiday home Glen Marine is the perfect place for those who prefer the tranquillity and closeness of unspoilt nature as opposed to the busy major tourist hubs like Camps Bay, Muizenberg or Strand. It is also the ideal base from which to explore the Cape Province and the surrounding nature reserves.
Glen Marine is that remote that it become inconvenient to live here as Simon’s Town and Fish Hoek are nearby where there are retail outlets.
For permanent residents there has to of course be easy access to schools. Here is a short list of some nearby schools; Simon’s Town High School, Bay Primary School, Fish Hoek High School and Capella House.
Take a tour of the homes in Glen Marine, False Bay via the Myroof web-site.