Krugersdorp, a city on the West Rand, was established when gold was first struck in 1887 by Marthinus Pretorius. Later the region was known as the Witwatersrand which included the West Rand, East Rand and Vereeniging. Strange to imagine that the region was first populated by men in tents hoping to strike it rich in their “claim” of land. But the region is also known as The Cradle of Humankind and was proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Sight in 1999.
Krugersdorp went through the changes and growth like most towns and cities and became a commercial contributing powerhouse to the country’s economy. Naturally, allied industries to the mining industry were established and there was further growth in the industry to include manufacturing of automotive and light-heavy engineering.
This created residential suburb like Silverfields that has a middle-class status. The architecture of homes in the suburb is more current with styles like the classic conventional homes and more modern contemporary styles.
The property usage in the suburb consists of freehold homes, sectional-title townhouses and apartment building complexes. This attracts a broad income demographic made up of first-time buyers, young executives, established medium-sized families and pensioners.
One notable feature of many of the freehold homes is that they are built on fairly large stands which was a norm, as children played outside before the advent of television and other electronic gaming children.
Sectional-title townhouses and apartments are the core of the suburb and then freehold homes. Their combined average value determines the purchase price of the various nomenclatures of homes.
Schools servicing the suburb are Silverfields Primary School, Krugersdorp High School, Curro Krugersdorp High Schools and Vine Christian School.
Chamdor Road offers residents easy access to the industrial precincts Chamdor, Factoria, Boltonia and Delporton. The major commercial precincts in The North of Johannesburg as equally conveniently accessible.