Agent commentary on Atholl Heights

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Local agents discuss what makes this suburb in Westville North, Durban suburb so popular.

What is the average price of properties in Atholl Heights?

Atholl Heights is located in Westville North and is bordered by Cowies Hill/Cowies Hill Park and Dawncrest. Well-established junior and pre-primary schools are within Atholl Heights. Most houses are within the zones for Westville Boys’ and Westville Girls’ high schools. Properties are in excess of 1,200m2 and freestanding existing houses transact at an average of between R1,5m and R1,7m. Sectional title complexes are few and far between, and transact at an average of R10,000/m2 (dependent on finishes and position). Given the benefits of having a Westville address, Atholl Heights offers value for money and more bang for your buck.

Simon Silson: Branch manager, Soukop Property Group, Westville

What do you love about this area?

Atholl Heights offers an outstanding educational environment for children, driving young families into the neighbourhood, with standout schools such as Atholl Heights Primary School, Star College, Kainon, and the nearby Avon Primary School and Deutsche Schule. Not only is the suburb bursting with birdlife, with tall trees, masses of flora, the Palmiet River and Sunnybrae Park, but many homeowners are positioned to take full advantage of expansive views of greater Durban from this well-elevated node of Westville. Residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants, with Atasca, Poco Loco and Aroy Thai being firm favourites. The running club also keeps the community fit and social.

Debra Maddocks and Joshua Friedman: Agents, Tyson Properties, Westville

What amenities are on offer in Atholl Heights?

Atholl Heights is a small suburb between Pinetown and Westville which caters for all sectors of the community and has appeal for affordable family living – including schooling, with Star College one of the main attractions why people are moving to the area. This includes the Muslim community, as a Musallah has been created, which is a place of worship. Westville North Shopping Centre has a spa, doctor, dentist and a Halaal butchery. There's also a variety of shops including a hardware shop, a supermarket as well as a bottle store and garage. The convenience of all the necessary shopping makes this small suburb unique in its own way.

Fazeela Sayed: Agent, Pam Golding Properties

This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.

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