The greater Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality, has some interesting facts that stand alone from the ocean and beaches. Maitland Mines on the Maitland River Valley. At that time it was on the farm De Stades River. Major Van Dehn, an officer of the Dutch colonial government at the Cape.
According to old records, Van Dehn prospecting in the area in 1792, extracted a quantity of earth from one of the caves and found that it contained a large proportion of pure lead and between 200g and 310g per ton of silver.
One can then surmise that Port Elizabeth is an old town with parts of its history stemming from mining.
Today suburbs like Millard Grange are prestigious established suburbs of the greater Port Elizabeth.
The suburbs property usage consists of freehold homes, apartments, cluster homes, and sectional-title townhouse complexes. Every type of buyer will find a property in the suburb, from young professionals, young couples, pensioners, and the high-income segment of the property market.
One may have a broader picture of the architecture when taking into account where the suburb arose from and the age of the suburb. The architectural styles of properties are an inventory of architectural history, dating back to around 1792. Modern architecture is seen to be infused with the underpinnings of colonial architecture. There are bargains within the suburb, finding the right home at the right time and the right price may take some patience but it will be rewarding.
The suburb is in a prime location as all the major industrial precincts are easily accessible as are schools and malls.
Reputable schools in and near the suburb are Lawson Brown High School, Parsons Hill Primary School, Collegiate Junior School for Girls, Collegiate Girls’ High School and Erica Girls’ Primary School.
Malls close to Millard Grange are Stanford Square Shopping Centre Korsten, Greenacres Shopping Centre and The Atrium Centre.
Port Elizabeth is a tourist haven in the summer season and attracts sun-seekers and outdoor activity oriented tourists.