Saxonwold was established around the time of its neighboring suburbs of Parktown, Westcliff and Auckland Park in what was known as the “Rand Lords”. The homes were built at the turn of the century in these sought after up market Johannesburg North suburbs. It is an exclusive suburb purely for the price tag of the properties and what the residential homes offer. Large stands and architecture of either the period like some of the Sir Herbert Baker homes or the Victorian, Colonial or modern homes are common to this suburb.

Taking into account the age of the suburb the amenities like schools are well established and have stable reputations.

The suburb is centrally located with all the amenities in easy access of the homes along with commercial and retail hubs which were established at round about the same time.

Some of the home owners have opted for a business approach with their homes and restored and converted their homes into lodges and guest houses which cater for international tourist wanting to sample some of the urban heritage sites in and around Johannesburg, and still return after a day’s outing to the opulence of the up market guest house.

The term “old money” is not out of place in these suburbs but there are stats available that have found the age of property owners here to be between 35 and 55 which is young.

There are also a number of day spas which is almost a necessity to the more up market suburbs of the north of Johannesburg making for a diverse use of existing properties.

Property values are thus by no means inexpensive but with exclusivity does come the price tag of being set apart from the rest.

Take a tour of the homes on offer in Saxonwold via the MyRoof website.

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