The suburb of Westville in KZN was at some stage in history a German settlement and proclaimed a borough around 1956.
From this it is safe to assume the suburb is old and well-established. A mixed property usage in Westville ensures a strong demand and growth in the various divisions of the property market namely sectional title townhouses, freehold homes, cluster homes and apartments.
Being a middle to upper-class suburb contributes to the high demand figures thus driving property values at a constant rate of around 6% per annum which is equal to the rest of the market.
The various cultural influences on architecture means almost every architectural style is found in the suburb from Tudor Styled homes, contemporary homes and newer apartment buildings, conventional and Dutch architecture. There is also a large part of Westville properties which falls in the prestigious end of the market to cater for those who prefer the suburb as opposed to say the higher end of the exclusive market like Umhlanga Rocks.
A tranquil serene atmosphere draws families to landscaped lush sub-tropical gardens to enjoy the mild KZN weather. Tree lined streets and neat pavements tell a story of pride and community.
The elderly also prefer the lifestyle Westville has to offer as do young executives who would inevitable upgrade to family homes when that part of life becomes a reality rather than relocate elsewhere. Other factors which put the demand at its high levels is the amenities which are crucial to a familial suburb like schools, malls, proximity to major roads and industrial and commercial hubs.
Due to the fact that Westville is primarily a residential suburb means road traffic is limited in peak hours unlike suburbs with commercial enterprises on main roads.
For residents there are a fair number of reputable schools to choose from such as Westville Boys’ High School, Westville Girls’ High School and Varsity College (Westville Campus).
Malls which cater for retail needs are Westwood Mall, Westville Mall and of course the Gateway Theatre of Shopping.
Take a tour of the homes in Westville, Durban North via the Myroof web-site.