The old east of Pretoria has many faces and Hillcrest is one such suburb that is in some ways the epitome of Pretoria.

Students and Jacaranda lined streets are the norm and the homes are of a mixed use with apartments and freehold homes which today is mostly student accommodation.

This is an investor’s haven with rental income consistent and always will be in demand.

The suburb does have some following with retired persons and executives for its convenient location close to the Gautrain station, public transport routes into the Pretoria CBD and other suburbs to the east of Pretoria.

The retail and commercial hub in Hatfield is within walking distance further highlighting the ideal location of Hillcrest.

The schools in the region are well established and popular with good reputations.

Some of these schools include Pretoria High School for Girls, Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool, Afrikaanse Hoër Meisiesskool and Pretoria Boys High Schools.

To travel from Hillcrest to the UNISA Muckleneuk Campus, T.U.T Arts Campus and T.U.T Arcadia Campus is just as convenient with the public transport systems still servicing this side of town.

The architecture of the homes in the suburb is predominantly a reflection of a time when the suburb was established which could be something D.I.Y enthusiasts and restores could consider as the homes have the typical pressed ceilings, bay windows and large front porches and the obligatory stained glass front doors.

The market value of the various properties is performing similar to market changes and is a wise and stable investment prospect.

The malls in the suburb cater for the students and there is a large number of entertainment venues in Hatfield which has a firm flowing with students.

Take the tour of the properties in Hillcrest via the MyRoof website to find your new dream home.

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