Uitenhage established in 1804 and was declared a municipality in 1877.
Laying claim to the largest car factory on the African continent Uitenhage contributes its portion to the South African economy. The two major contributors are Goodyear and Volkswagen with Volkswagen also manufacturing for the export market. Then are the subsidiary automotive manufacturing industries which have been located adjacent to the manufacturer which has streamlined the flow of components needed in the manufacture of vehicles.
Today Uitenhage forms part of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality. With the automotive industry being the core source of income in the town there would naturally be a huge demand for housing, commercial and industrial property and the number suburbs of Uitenhage are endless.
Strelitzia Park is one of the suburb which caters to the middle and upper middle class consumers. The property usage in the suburb consists of freestanding homes, townhouses and vacant stands which gives young and old an opportunity to own a home to their fashion preference, family structure and budget.
The fact that there are vacant stands is a positive indication to the financial health of the suburb as it is then still and expanding market that offers growth potential as is influenced by market trends and the market will start turning once there is more political stability. But in essence the property market is driven by demand, people who upgrade, relocation of families and downsizing.
This well-established suburb has all the amenities catered for like retail outlets with its entertainment and schools.
There are a large number of reputable schools to choose from namely Daniel Pienaar Technical High School which caters to the future education of workers in the automotive industry, Strelitzia High School, Hoerskool Brandwag and Riebeek College Girls’ High School. Malls close to the suburb are Fairbridge Heights Centre, Aloe Mall and Uitenhage Complex Centre.