Wierda Valley is a suburb nestled in the Northern part of Johannesburg. The suburb was named after Sytze Wierda, who was apparently the first architect and engineer in South Africa. This fact is a slight contradiction as Sir Herbert Baker was instrumental in a lot of the architecture which is seen in suburbs such as Parktown.
Wierda Valley is reasonably new compared to suburbs like Hyde Park and Parktown, but the suburb is located in a prime position, surrounded by the commercial hub of Sandton which is a strong driving factor in property values.
Wierda Valley is located on what is deemed the richest square mile in Africa which is a positive factor to consider when investing in property as the prices are slightly higher than the market norm. This is due to a high demand which stems from the property value and location.
The homes are a mixture of sectional title town house complexes, free standing homes and cluster developments which opens up the market for a broader income group.
The architecture is mostly modern and this is the indication to the age of the suburb as a whole.
Being almost in the middle of the Sandton commercial hub means it is convenient to travel to work and amenities, suburbs, schools and malls.
The suburb is well established, thus there are schools close by making it a residential suburb. Schools in close proximity to the suburb include Hyde Park High School, Crawford College Sandton and St David’s College.
Roads that convenience travel are Rivonia Road, Katherine Street and Sandton Drive.
There are also many upmarket malls for the permanent residents including Sandton City, Rosebank Square, Hyde Park Corner and Dunkeld West Shopping Center.
Take a tour of the homes on offer in Wierda Valley via the MyRoof website.