Parktown was established in the late 1800’s when gold was the trading commodity and the basis for establishing a foothold in the economy.
One of the original owners established a small business on the farm Sachsenwald, planting trees to source timber for the mining industry.
Money and affluence were the foundation of the growing suburb which boasted mansions and park like gardens. Homes are designed to be unique as well as exclusive with architectural styles of Cape Dutch, Edwardian, Victorian and art nouveau. Influential architects that established the exclusivity of suburbs like Parktown were people like Sir Herbert Baker, Charles Aburrow and Francis Fleming.
Today the suburb is sought after for the factors like architecture, the reputation of the suburb and the stable growth in property values and the prime location of the suburb.
Removed from the Johannesburg CBD with the convenience of easy access to the commercial hub is a major benefit, removed from the pollution and noise of the inner city.
The mixed property use today is the other factor which sets the suburb apart from many other similar looking suburbs. The usage is made up of exclusive apartments, townhouse complexes, freehold homes and commercial property in the form of upmarket guest houses.
Quiet streets and high security perimeter fencing houses some of Gauteng’s most exclusive properties.
The adjoining suburbs of Parktown command as high a degree of demand which benefits all the surrounding suburbs in turn.
The other benefit is the amenities in and around Parktown like the schools and malls which cater for the suburbs and surrounds.
The schools around Parktown are well established with good reputations. Here is a list of some of the schools;
Parktown Boys High School
Surrounding suburbs are;
Take a tour of the properties in Parktown via the Myroof website.