The Hill is a suburb located in the south of Johannesburg. The suburb was established in the late 1800’s early 1900’s. This is evident in the mixed architecture which reflects styles for the late 1800 with redbrick, facebrick and zinc roofs. Another indicator of the era is the large front porches, the large stands, pressed ceilings and wood floors.
Restorers and buy-to-let investors seek these properties for their present affordability, future income and stable suburb property values.
Do not be mistaken by the suburb as it is made up of a larger number of expensive properties which does have an effect on demand for properties in the suburb.
The mixture of affordable and expensive properties attracts a larger income group into the suburb. Other factors of influence in the suburb are its location and proximity to major roads, schools, malls, commercial and industrial hubs.
The mixed property use of the suburb consists of apartments, townhouse complexes, freehold homes which are a further benefit as the sectional title townhouses and apartments are ideal for first time home buyers as the returns are stable and the high demand for apartments is a revolving door.
The prime location of the suburb is highlighted by the major roads that intersect the suburb and connects to other surrounding suburbs and towns.
The other important factor which is a major benefit to the suburb is the proximity of the South Rand Hospital which is located in Frans Hill Road.
There are a number of day care-centres and entertainment venues in and around the suburb which is a relic of older more established suburbs like play parks and grassed public areas which are ideal for a Sunday outing. Other venues like Lusito Land cater for children’s entertainment.
Here is a list of some of the schools servicing the suburb;
The Hill High School
St Martins School
Laerskool WH Coetzer
Regents Park Primary School
The industrial hubs listed are important in sustainability of the suburb with hubs like;
Malls that cater for the needs of residents are;
The major roads which highlight the ideal location of the suburb are;
Southern Klipriviersberg Road
South Rand Road
Take a tour of the properties in The Hill via the Myroof website.