The old suburb of Parktown Estates in perfectly in the middle of Mayville, Les Marais and Roseville. The suburb has a good balance of residential freehold home, apartments, townhouses and commercial property which is a diverse suburb for residents and long-term investors in the rental market. The suburb can be classified as middle-class with several upper-class homes. Thus, there is a home for every income group and demography from first-time buyers, pensioners, young professionals and established families. Tree-lined streets and neatly manicured gardens display a sense of pride that the residents have fostered for generations.
Being an older suburb means the architecture of the suburb is an archive of time. There are old homes that want renovators to breathe new life into them, classic conventional homes which make up the greater portion of the suburbs homes and townhouses and apartments that will suit the pensioners and younger generation.
The suburb is highly sought after because of its prime location which offers easy convenient access to all the major roads, there are more than enough public schools servicing the suburb and there are scores of malls that cater for retail and entertainment needs. There are malls like Wonderboom Junction, Gezina Galleries, Wonderpark Shopping Centre and northeast from the suburb there is the Kolonnade Shopping Centre.
Schools servicing the suburb are Laerskool Mayville, Pretoria North High School, Hillview High School and Laerskool Bergsig.
There are some tracts of vacant land in the suburb that earmarked for high-density sectional homes which will inject even more interest in the market thus creating a stable growth suburb.
Major roads which connect the suburb to industrial nodes to the north of Pretoria are Mansfield Road, Es’kia Mphahlele Drive and John Vorster Drive. These same roads connect to the south of the suburb, giving access to the commercial nodes in Hatfield, Menlyn and Brooklyn.