The suburb of Umhlanga in KZN is reputed to be one of the fastest growing cities in South Africa. The fact is in part confirmed by the many commercial companies that have relocated to Umhlanga where a huge development project is still currently seeing the suburb expand.
Sugarcane fields are making way for expansion which will include a new mall, Oceans Umhlanga, and mixed use residential property included to mirror the development of the Sandton CDB as an inclusive lifestyle of work and play in one place.
Existing properties are of course benefitting from these developments and property values are driven by demand for this prestigious niche market in KZN.
Beachfront hotels and homes on the shore of the Indian Ocean still attract scores of intended home owners and apartments offer a dual purpose of exclusive residential homes and the second holiday home market.
A laid back lifestyle and mild weather conditions have a major appeal to foreign property investors and with the new developments their attention influences the market with escalating property values.
With Umhlanga Ridge being the central node of this development the theme will be carried as development progresses and this will include pedestrian friendly roads and more secure public spaces which are all factors that increase the value of the region and add to the aesthetic appeal of the suburb.
The mixed property usage means there is a larger local market that is included to share in the prestige of Umhlanga with freehold homes, townhouses, cluster homes and apartments all finding the right place in the market.
With tourism figures to Umhlanga increasing annually it could have a knock-on effect of increased sales of homes within the second holiday home market in the older established parts of Umhlanga.
Infrastructure like schools and malls are established. Here is a list of some popular schools servicing the greater Umhlanga; Victory Christian Academy, Umhlanga College, Hamptons Primary School and La Lucia Primary School.
Take a tour of the homes in Umhlanga via the Myroof web-site.