Agent commentary on Lynnwood

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Learn more about Lynwood from local property experts.

How has the area changed over the last five years?

Looking at the beautiful Lynnwood area that I have lived in for more than 25 years and worked in as a property consultant for the past 13 years, I can only say “WOW”. Not only has the area grown magnificently with stunning developments like Lynnwood Bridge, but we have also modernised our area with roads and roundabouts to improve the traffic flow. We also began with the low density project to help younger buyers. Young people need to be close to their work and students need to be close to the university. Lynnwood is also easily accessible from most of the top schools in the old east.

Nicky van der Westhuizen: Agent and property consultant, Seeff Properties Lynnwood

Who is buying property in the area and what types of properties are available?

In general the people who buy property in this beautiful suburb are from the younger generation. They want to position themselves close to good schools, the University of Pretoria, the Gautrain and main routes; mainly because of the increase in peak traffic, the pressure to cope with all the school activities the children attend, and to spend more quality time with their families. The spectrum of properties available range from very old houses on big stands to much smaller subdivided stands in complexes with big, modern double-storey houses. The latest trend is complexes with town houses and apartments which also cater for more affordable accommodation.

Roy Esakov: Director, Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty Pretoria East

What attracts buyers to Lynnwood?

Lynnwood was established in the early ’60s as the most eastern suburb of Pretoria. As the years went by, this suburb expanded further eastwards and Lynnwood Glen, Lynnwood Manor and Lynnwood Ridge were developed. Menlo Park and Brooklyn are adjacent to the western side of Lynnwood and the reason why this area is so popular is because it is the feeding area of a number of quality Afrikaans and English schools (nursery, primary and secondary) and a bonus is the University of Pretoria, which is close by. Anybody who decides to buy in this area, will never have to move to be nearer to any educational institution again.

Adinda Oosthuizen: Sales partner, Rawson Properties Waterkloof

This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.

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