There are many residential suburbs in Johannesburg that have various categories of history that formed part of either cultural, political or other forms of history.
The middle-class suburb of Orange Grove is a suburb rich in all sorts of history. As the name may suggest, this suburb was once an orange farm with the first trees planted by J.C. Esterhusen.
The original farmhouse became the landmark Orange Grove Hotel. The oldest surviving grillhouse and bar is in Orange Grove, The Radium Beerhall. Some of the prestige the suburb enjoys is or could be attributed to its neighbouring suburbs of Houghton, Fellside and Norwood but it is a suburb with its own character.
Taking all this history into account one can deduce that Orange Grove is an old and well-established suburb with a mixed property usage which consists of freestanding homes, commercial property and apartments.
The suburb is a highly sought after property investment prospect due to its prime location and surrounding amenities. The suburb also offers the cream of the crop amongst property renovators as many of the homes date back to the inception of the suburb.
The mixed architecture is also a factor which draws a fair share of the market which caters for a broad spectrum of the market.
Dissected by Louis Botha Avenue is the perfect landmark to affirm the fact that Orange Grove is in a prime location as this roads connects to almost anywhere in Johannesburg like the commercial hubs in Auckland Park, Rosebank, Rivonia, Hyde Park and Randburg.
All the right schools are close to or in the suburb such as Orange Grove Primary School, St Mary’s School, Maryvale College and Ivy Academy South Africa.
All the exclusive malls are almost on the doorstep of Orange Grove such as Melrose Arch, Oaklands Shopping Centre, and Sandton and Norwood Mall.