Mill Park is an affluent residential suburb of the greater Port Elizabeth.
The pricing structure of property in the suburb is broad which attracts the middle-class and executive income groups. There is possibly a trend where residents are so in love with their homes and the suburb that they hold on to homes, retire to townhouses and apartments within the suburb and homes get passed down through generations through inheritance.
Roving the tree-lined streets of the suburb the affluence is obvious. Many of the homes date back to Victorian architecture and the British influence with Tudor architectural homes, modern designs, and custom-built homes. The property usage in the suburb consists of freehold homes, apartment complexes, cluster homes, sectional-title townhouse complexes, and some commercial properties.
Many of the residents in the suburb within the middle-income band are opting to have their homes undergo improvements, larger living areas, or adding living areas and bedrooms which all increase the value of homes. Kitchens and bathrooms are generally the first improvements that homeowners consider as it is the least disruptive to everyday living.
Being an old established suburb means all the infrastructure is established. There are scores of reputable schools in and near the suburb, malls, and major and minor roads connecting residents to commercial and industrial precincts.
Schools that cater to the education of children in the suburb are Grey High School, The Hill College, Newton College Port Elizabeth, and Herbert Hurd Primary School.
Malls close to the suburb are Greenacres Shopping Mall, Westway Centre, and The Atrium Centre.