Agent commentary on La Lucia

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Learn more about La Lucia from local property experts.

Who is buying property La Lucia area? And what types of properties are available?

People who look to live in the La Lucia area do so for access to the great schools in the area, so the suburb will always attract young families, as well as people who want to live close to the business nodes up on the La Lucia and Umhlanga business districts. La Lucia offers the buyer a variety in property types with options ranging from large freestanding properties, estate living with the prestigious Gardens Estate, as well as the always popular sectional-title complexes – where buyers have smaller, lower-maintenance properties set within secure environments.

Grant Gavin: Broker and owner, RE/MAX Panache

What attracts buyers to the area?

La Lucia is well located and offers a number of good schools accommodating all grades, the very popular La Lucia Mall, and easy access to major routes. It also offers quite a number of sectional-title complexes and gated estates, which makes it attractive from a security point of view. In addition the area is well maintained, has a good reputation for retaining property value and offers homeowners the scope to extend or improve without overcapitalising. Certain streets also offer great sea views.

Charmaine Powell: Sales and training manager, Chas Everitt International, Umhlanga

What do you love about La Lucia?

The homes are desirable as they are regarded as more modern than the smaller post-war Durban North homes. Being a predominately affluent area, there are magnificent homes located along the coast where you can walk from your front garden onto the beach. Although these beaches are not necessarily suitable for swimming, the area enjoys an almost-holiday atmosphere. You won’t easily find a home is neglected, and the pavements are kept in pristine condition. A number of the homes and townhouses have wonderful views of the sea, and often across the whole of Durban as far as the famous Moses Mabhida Stadium and city beaches to the Bluff. Having been developed on an incline, it is often rare that a property would have its view ruined by further developments.

Daphne de Marigny: Principal, Tyson Properties Durban North

This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.

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