Nigel and the surrounding towns were established when gold
was discovered on the Varkensfontein farm in 1886, today there are also allied
and related industries to mining like Babcock International which also forms
part of the household income. The allied and heavy engineering industries have
also had an impact on the commercial nodes developed in and around Nigel. Other
industrial nodes in Nigel and surrounds are Producta, New Era and Vulcania
which are in Springs.
Noycedale and many other suburbs of Nigel are in demand due
to the relatively affordable value of property but the town itself has a small
town charm which also seems to appeal to the younger generation.
The homes have the same character, allure and charm as young
couples enjoy the prospect of renovating these older homes with their strip
wood solid flooring and other period features.
As a residential suburb, the growth in long-term investment
shows growth due to the high demand. The mixed property usage which consists of
freestanding homes, townhouses, cluster homes and apartments cater or the whole
income spectrum from the affordable homes around R550 000 mark and above
the R880 000 mark. Townhouses tend to fall more in the middle upper-class
segment due to the more modern architecture.
There are also still tracts of vacant land that is no doubt
earmarked for further commercial and residential development which will add
value to the current properties.
There are a number of schools in Nigel and nearby Springs
catering to the suburb and surrounds like Nigel Secondary School, Hoërskool
John Vorster, Nigel High School and Nigel Primary School.
Noycedale is also getting a new mall which
will make it more convenient for retail and entertainment needs and then there
is The Angelo Mall and then Mall@Carnival Shopping Centre and Plaza Mall.
To travel further abroad the N17, R23 and R51
are within easy access.