The oldest British building in South Africa, Fort Frederick was built in Port Elizabeth in 1799. Port Elizabeth got its name from Sir Rufane Donkin, the acting governor of the Cape Colony after his wife Elizabeth had passed away. Port Elizabeth is also the second oldest city in South Africa and one of the cities that has numerous English speaking residents.
Little Jozi is a name that has now been aptly given to the Friendly City of Port Elizabeth. Current statistics indicate that the property market of the town is booming and comparable to Jo’burg.
When considering the pricing of property in Schoenmakerskop, then the town and suburb are not far off the mark in comparability.
This is an affluent established suburb that showcases modern architecture mostly found in residential and lifestyle estates. Overlooking the tip of the Indian Ocean is one reason for the property values and the Port Elizabeth International Airport is also situated in the suburb, adding convenience for business travel to other regions of the country.
There are some more middle-class properties in the suburb which supplement sales and sales movement in the suburb thus ensuring a constant increase in the general value of the property market of the suburb.
The suburb is tranquil and that is due to its location, with minimal congestion found only at peak hours in the morning and evening.
There are numerous schools in and close to the suburb namely Lovemore Park Primary School, Walmer Primary School, Victoria Park High School, Cape Recife School and Clarendon Park Primary School.
For relaxation one can take a scenic drive along Marine Drive or enjoy some commercial entertainment at malls like Summerstrand Village Mall, Walmer Link Shopping Complex and Moffett On Main Lifestyle Centre.
For higher education, Nelson Mandela University is in the centre of the suburb.