The fishing village lifestyle is almost synonymous with towns on the coast and more so the Western Cape. Fish Hoek has a rich history in fishing and was originally a holiday resort type town.
Progression dictates that many of these resort towns or villages eventually appear on the radar as residential suburbs as a product of a growing population. With population growth, towns generally expand to cater for residential needs which lead to suburbs being established.
One of these suburbs which were established as an extension of Fish Hoek was Sun Valley. With the aesthetic beauty of the mountains, ocean and surrounding endangered Fynbos makes Sun Valley the perfect residential address. Tranquillity and a laid back lifestyle are in the order of the day for this upper middle class suburb. Then there are also estates in Sun Valley like the Stonehaven Estate which adds to the prestige of the suburb and also adds to the higher general property values. The architecture is diverse with a mostly modern aesthetic also adding to the property values of Sun Valley.
The property usage in Sun Valley is not as diverse as other residential suburbs but it does cater for a fair consumer platform with freestanding homes and townhouses being the two primary uses. Townhouses of course offer the prospect of a second holiday home and the prime location of a base from which to explore and enjoy the riches of the Western Cape like Table Mountain, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens or Hout Bay with its breath taking World of Birds.
As a residential suburb, there would naturally be a need for amenities like schools and malls and convenient access roads to commercial and industrial hubs.
Schools servicing Sun Valley are Sun Valley Primary School, Silvermine Academy and Imhoff Waldorf High School Campus.
Malls catering for retail needs are Long Beach Mall and then malls in Simons Town or Noordhoek.