Local property experts talk about the property market in Eldoraigne, Centurion West.
Who is buying property in Eldoraigne?
Eldoraigne is popular among buyers as it offers a variety of property options. The leafy streets are lined with new residential estates, townhouses, villas and apartments in security communities ideal for families and individuals looking for lock-up and go properties. Older family homes are coming onto the market as many seniors are downsizing to secure retirement developments which are then being bought by families looking to renovate. Families also prefer three- and four-bedroom units in newer security estates. Eldoraigne is attractive to buyers as it is home to excellent schools, shopping centres, churches and a mix of businesses.
How has Eldoraigne changed over the past five years?
There have been two major changes in Eldoraigne in the last five years. Firstly, a few new developments have sprung up in the area including an old age home with a high care centre in Willem Botha Street close to Sutherland High School. Secondly, there have been a few businesses that have developed in some major streets such as Saxby Avenue and Ruimte Road. Eldoraigne is setting itself up to be a sought-after property district for businesses and for people looking for homes close to work and schools such Hoërskool Eldoraigne and Sutherland High School.
What attracts property buyers to Eldoraigne?
Many people want to live in Eldoraigne because it is a lovely, leafy suburb that is well positioned for access to the Gautrain, Pretoria and Centurion. A major factor for people moving to the area are the excellent schools. Recently a large retirement estate opened adjacent to Sutherland High School. The area is close to Mall at Reds, Centurion Mall, Eldo Square and Saxby Centre. There is something for everyone in this suburb with many secure estates, complexes, boomed areas and lovely free-standing properties with big stands. I love the feel and style of Eldoraigne.
This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.
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