Like many of its sister suburbs Selcourt was founded to cater for residential homes for the mining communities.
Selcourt is one of the many suburbs of Springs. Due to the fact that the suburb is situated on the east rand means it is in a prime location thus the demand for homes in this tranquil well-established suburb are highly sought after.
Selcourt is in fact a suburb that has expanded to the point where it now has a number of extensions of its own. The high level of demand for homes in Selcourt is due to the close proximity to the major industrial hubs which make up a large part of the household income and then to a lesser extent the commercial sector.
Industrial hubs like New Era, Geduld and the various mines are just some of the industrial hubs. Then there are of course commercial hubs located in Springs, Benoni, Brakpan and then to the north like Sandton and Rivonia which are accessed via the N17 and R23.
The other contributing factors that make the suburb so desirable are the mixed property usage. This consists of freestanding homes, townhouses and apartments. This means the whole income platform is catered for increasing the overall status of the suburb which is classified as a middle and upper-class suburb.
Naturally the architecture in Selcourt is an archive of its development with the classic conventional architecture and then a progression to the current fashion of modern designer homes. The median property value indicator for Selcourt has the same upward gradient as other suburbs across Gauteng which is an indication that the suburb has not lost any momentum.
Being a well-established suburb means residents have access to a vast number of private and government schools such as Montessori Private Primary School, Selcourt Primary School and Springs Boys’ High School.
There are a number of entertainment venues and malls catering for retail needs such as Selcourt Towers Mall and Mall@Carnival Shopping Centre.