Somerset West in the Western Cape Province is an old well-established town. Founded in 1822 on the famous farm, Vergelegen, which is still the oldest wine farm producing wine in the region.
This then, is one contributing factor to the expansion of Somerset West and its suburbs like Westridge.
Today the town is self-sustaining with commercial and industrial hubs with tourism making up the commerce of the town.
Westridge is a middle-class suburb with a mixed property use comprising townhouses, freehold homes, cluster homes and a number of guest houses and B&B’s making it an all-round property market.
Demand for property in the suburb stems from factors like stable growth in value and its prime location with access to amenities like schools, malls, industrial and commercial hubs within the town and surrounds.
Westridge is roughly 10 km from the white beaches of Strand which makes the suburb an ideal location for a holiday property with the benefit of not costing as much as beachfront properties and the suburb is also an ideal base from which to explore the many wine farms in the region and the Western Cape.
For permanent residents there are a number of popular schools close to the suburb such as Gordon High School, De Hoop Primary School, Somerset Private School and Somerset College.
At roughly 45 minutes’ drive the suburb is not that far removed from Cape Town and many people opt to reside in towns like Somerset West and its suburbs as it is a more laid back family atmosphere.
Major roads like the N2 and Broadway Boulevard are some of the access roads to Cape Town and Stellenbosch respectively.
Take a tour of the homes in Westridge via the Myroof web-site.