In 1679 Simon van der Stel founded the town of Stellenbosch. The region became populated when Dutch Settlers began cultivating grapes for the wine industry, something g the Dutch had perfected to a fine art.
The town soon became a hive of activity and began bursting out of its seams. Thus it gradually grew to the town which stands today as a multi-functional town of students, residents and tourists.
Today Stellenbosch consists of suburbs with their own demographic and appeal. Stellenbosch Central for example is the ideal student centre and property usage in this node consists of apartments, townhouses and freehold homes. This is also a particularly lucrative investors market as students are a revolving income generating source and not that dependant on tourism although this could also be an ideal opportunity to tap into an underutilised market for tourists wanting to use the town as a base from which to explore.
In the surrounding suburbs there is a sense of tranquillity that starts with the Oak lined streets, Colonial architecture and the backdrop of the three mountain ranges and a continues carpet of green wine lands.
The large number of suburbs means there is an endless choice of homes which will be a case of prevalence and location as all are appealing in their own right. Each suburb for example has access to primary and secondary schools, their own malls and entertainment venues and many suburbs have the added benefit of commercial use property in the form of guest houses and B&B’s.
The number of eco and lifestyle security estates that have been developed after the first such estate was developed namely Erinvale Golf Estate, many more followed which is a good indication that the property market in Stellenbosch is growing thus translating to a secure or lucrative property market.
Property renovators will find a number of period homes which offer the reward of seeing time spent turned into an investment.
Take a tour of the picturesque Stellenbosch via the Myroof web-site.