Agent commentary on Mount Edgecombe

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Learn more about Mount Edgecombe from local property experts.

What attracts buyers to Umhlanga and Mount Edgecombe ext?

This stretch of the KZN north coast – and inland – is not only considered the “gold coast” in terms of investment and prestige, but the region’s property make-up feeds into the high demand by local, national and international buyers for upmarket gated estates, lock-up-and-go luxury apartments, and gracious freestanding homes. At the heart of the demand is the greater Umhlanga/La Lucia Ridge commercial precinct – essentially the new city centre – home to many relocated regional and head offices, and centre of the business world. This well-designed, work-live-play landscape not only answers upmarket property needs, but those of other market sectors as well.

Myles Wakefield: CEO, Wakefield’s Estate Agents

Who is buying property in Mount Edgecombe and what types of properties are available?

The type of clients buying in Mount Edgecombe Golf Estate are typically young families who are security-conscious and looking for a lifestyle estate to raise their families. The majority are local families from Durban or from Durban North areas. We do still get the odd foreigner, and a few families who have relocated from Johannesburg. The types of properties range from apartments to townhouses and simplexes, and grand freestanding homes.

Farah Williamson: Estate agent, Pam Golding Properties

What do you love most about Mount Edgecombe?

What I love most about the estates is that they each boast championship golf courses, beautiful upmarket homes and you can also reconnect with nature whilst embracing a lifestyle in harmony with a peaceful, picturesque environment. The pristine condition and the peace of mind the families have knowing that they are safe due to the excellent security the estates have to offer, is something you cannot put a value on. The Main Clubhouse on Estate 1 offers so many sporting options for the sport enthusiasts as well as a place to meet family and friends, complete with a restaurant, bars, conference facilities and function rooms.

Deanne Hamilton: Agent, Remax Panache

This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.

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