In 1957, Mr Bila Singh was granted several plots on which he had permission to build homes. Of course, the history of Lenasia does go further back in time. What this all meant was that a large Indian community could claim this suburb as home and from here the suburb grew into a thriving well-populated growing community where property was now also an investment commodity.
As with any other suburb Lenasia has captured the architectural trends in the homes from the 50’s to what is the current standard, thus making it a diverse property market catering for a broad income spectrum. Lenasia has then also had to cater for the residential needs of and expanding community to the point where today the suburb consist of a number of its own extensions.
This also meant that Lenasia has to cater for pensioners and first-time buyers alike bringing a diverse property usage which currently consists of freestanding home, townhouses, apartments and commercial property and a number of vacant stands.
The property values in the suburb are driven by the exact same market influences as any suburb across Gauteng like architecture, location, size and age.
With the current architecture demanding larger more exclusive and prestigious homes, Lenasia has kept up with the trends which have brought with it a comparable increase in property values in general.
Being such a well-established suburb means, the utility services and amenities are also well-established like schools and mall.
Here is a list of some of the popular and reputable schools servicing the suburb; Lenasia Secondary School, Trinity Secondary School, Parkside Primary School and Southview High School.
Malls that cater for retail needs are Trade Route Mall and Signet Terrace Mall.
Lenasia is also within easy access to the commercial hubs in Johannesburg and industrial hubs west of Johannesburg.