Ridgeway is an old well-established suburb of Johannesburg South which finally rested on its current name in 1959.
Ridgeway can be defined as a middle-class suburb with a mixed culture. The suburb is in all respects in a prime location as it offers quick access to all the major industrial and commercial hubs around Jo’burg like Robertsham, Aeroton, Framton and Booysens.
The suburb is a leafy familial suburb with tree lined sidewalks and a varied architectural flavour. This of course attracts the entire spectrum of age groups to take up residency in the suburb.
The other benefit of the suburb is the perfect balance in property usage which consists of freestanding homes, apartments and townhouses. This means fist-time buyers, young families, established families and pensioners are catered for in a fairly wide income spectrum.
The age of the suburb is reflected in the older homes and then progression in architecture has followed fashion and time with some more modern homes of course setting a good average value for homes in the suburb.
There have been a number of estates that have been developed in nearby suburbs which has washed over to Ridgeway’s property values making it a sound investment suburb.
Ridgeway has access to some popular and reputable schools such as Mondeor High School, Mondeor Primary School, Glenanda Primary School and High School President.
There are a number of exclusive malls catering for the retail and entertainment needs of residents such as Ridgway Mall, Southgate Mall, The Glen Shopping Centre and Comaro Crossing.
Of course, the residents have the benefit of being on the doorstep of Gold Reef City as a major tourist and entertainment attraction and some cultural historical venues that depict the mining history of Johannesburg.
Major roads connecting the suburb to industrial and commercial hubs are roads like the N12, N1, The Golden Highway which becomes the M1 and Columbine Avenue.