La Rochelle is located South East of Johannesburg’s CBD.
This region of Johannesburg was established before the discovery of gold but it has to be said that the discovery was the main driving factor in suburbs and towns like Rosettenville and La Rochelle expanding at the rate they did.
For reasons unknown large numbers of Portuguese immigrants form Portugal, Madeira and Mozambique chose to take up residence in the surrounding suburbs like La Rochelle thus there is a large Portuguese community still residing in the suburbs.
The suburb is in a prime location in relation to the Johannesburg CBD, amenities like schools, major roads commercial and industrial hubs and also the Rosettenville CBD.
It should rather be viewed as a suburb with potential for the letting market and first time home buyers due to the affordability of the properties.
Property values are typically from the mid R500’s to around the R800’s with a few more expensive properties to be had.
The property use is not restricted to residential use which comprises freehold homes and apartments, as there are commercial properties with huge potential too.
The south of Johannesburg is the right place to be when the annual Portuguese Festival held at Lusito Land is held which offers fun for the whole family between April and May with some local bands like Prime Circle being regular guests. Other venues which are worth exploring is Wemmer Pan and the James Hall Transport Museum.
Schools in and near to La Rochelle are popular and well established. Here is a list of some of the schools;
The Hill High School
Saint Martins School
Mondeor High School
Major roads which highlight the prime location of the suburb are;
Wemmer Pan Road
Take a tour of the properties on offer in La Rochelle via the Myroof website.