The east rand suburb of Modderfontein was established more or less in the 1890’s and was a suburb primarily for employees in the AECI Dynamite factory. At that stage the suburb was rudimentary with mostly conventional homes but with the benefit of being in a prime location of roads connecting to the mines on the gold reef of Johannesburg.
Today the suburb is by all intent-and-purpose an exclusive suburb with the acclaimed status it has earned by proxy of the property values which indicate its status.
Excess land owned by AECI was sold off to property developers and thus the suburb began to expand and the status was also driven by estates like Greenstone Hill, Emerald Estate and Thornhill Estate which ensured a higher market value for the whole region.
Homes dating back to the 60’s were demolished and have made way for the modern homes which are now the yardstick for the region. This yardstick has also increased demand for homes in the suburb which is not a security or lifestyle estate but in small part the estates mentioned above have had an impact on the property values.
One of the other contributing factors to the steadily increasing property values is the suburbs prime location as it offers access to commercial and industrial hubs alike with major roads and highways within easy access such as Modderfontein Road, access to the N3 freeway which connects to William Nicol Drive and subsequently to Sandton, Rivonia, Bryanston and Buccleuch and Marlboro.
There are also a number of industrial hubs within easy access to Modderfontein such as Sebenza, Isando and Wynberg which is also an alternative route for access to Sandton up London Road.
Shopaholics have not been left stranded as Greenstone Mall is almost within walking distance from the suburb and then the access to Fourways and Bryanston also adds to the convenience of malls.
There are schools catering for students such as Modderfontein Montessori, Laerskool Nobel, Eastleigh High School and Eastleigh Primary School.
Take a tour of the homes in Modderfontein via the Myroof web-site.