Lone Hill, north of the Johannesburg CBD is a mirror into Johannesburg’s past. Looking at the lone hill it is sometimes hard to imagine that Johannesburg was once part of the Highveld bush.

As the name indicates Lone Hill is in fact a lone hill in the countryside jutting out like a finger signifying the city limits of Johannesburg.

It is a suburb that came into being as Johannesburg expanded and grew with the demand for homes centered on the mining industry that was the founding source of this metropolis.

Dating the archaeology finds in the Lone Hill region it was found by Wits archaeology Professor, Revil Mason that the Hills were inhabited long before any European settlers arrived here - around the same age as the Melville Koppies. This estimation makes the hill around 1600 years old.

Archaeological finds included kilns or industrial type smelting furnaces that were used to melt iron ore that had varied uses.

Lone Hill today is a well established residential suburb which is sought after for the tag which it portrays which is one of affluence. That is partially true due to the location of the suburb and also its neighboring suburbs. These suburbs include Witkoppen, Fourways, Magaliessig and Glenferness Agricultural Holdings.

The suburb is by today’s standards reasonably young, thus property values are slightly higher than older suburbs like Bryanston, This is in part due to the architecture which is modern and the finishings are reflective of the affluence too.

The suburb is of mixed use with freehold homes, town house complexes and has a commercial, industrial and retail hub which services the community. The investment prospects in the suburb are stable and the demand for homes is a source of stability.

Take a tour of the homes that are on offer in Lone Hill either to let or for sale via the MyRoof website.

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