Hillcrest in the northern reaches of Durban is a highly sought after suburb with a number of smaller suburbs with an equal degree of demand.
One such suburb is West Riding. Tree lined streets, landscaped manicured gardens with the almost obligatory sub-tropical gardens paint the idyllic familial setting of West Riding.
West Riding is a suburb that can be classified as a middle-class suburb with a mixed property usage consisting of freehold homes, townhouses and apartments.
There are various factors which drive demand for homes in the suburb such as its prime location with access to major roads connecting to other towns and suburbs, the varied property usage which sets a scale where various middle-class income groups can enter the exclusive market, the popular schools servicing the suburb and proximity to commercials and industrial hubs.
With the number of lifestyle and golf estates developed in the vicinity property values have benefitted from this bringing more exposure to the suburb.
The architecture in West Riding is a good mixture of period specific homes like British Colonial, Dutch and contemporary which also adds to the general property values.
Traveling to Pine Town is a minor affair where there are some commercial hubs and outlaying industrial hubs which highlight the prime location of West Riding.
Access to Durban and the larger commercial hubs is not that much more of an inconvenience with a travel distance of roughly 30km.
West Riding has access to reputable and popular private and public schools such as Curro HCA (Hillcrest Christian Academy), Hillcrest High School, Hillcrest Primary School and Roseway Waldorf School.
West Riding residents are spoilt for choice when considering retail needs. Here is a list of some exclusive and popular malls nearby; Oxford Village, Hillcrest Corner, Watercrest Mall and Westville Mall.
Major roads which connect to suburbs and towns like Pine Town are Old Main Road, Inanda Road and easy access to the King Cetshwayo Highway.
Take a tour of the homes in West Riding Durban North via the Myroof web-site.