Local property experts give their insight on the property market and lifestyle in Woodhill.
Who is buying property in Woodhill?
Most people buying in Woodhill are those with young families, but there is also an increasing number of retirement couples investing in the estate. Young families prefer the estate because of the great location and private school, Woodhill College, which has direct access from the estate. Older couples like the estate for the location, security and peaceful atmosphere. There is ample space for residents to take long walks and participate in activities such as tennis, squash and golf. Woodhill estate is also popular as a rental option, with rentals of between R25, 000 and R50, 000 per month depending on the size of the home.
What attracts buyers to Woodhill?
Woodhill has the best security systems including a 24-hour control room residents can contact, and alarm systems connected to the control room and gates. Two main security companies patrol the estate 24 hours a day and security guards at gates are strict. The lifestyle is relaxed and residents can walk, run or cycle in the suburb feeling safe. Children can safely walk or ride bicycles or golf carts to or from Woodhill College. Diplomats from embassies, management at corporate companies and residents rent properties in the suburb for the secure environment. The clubhouse, restaurant, function venue and golf course, where world championships take place, caters for the whole family.
What types of properties are typically available in Woodhill?
Woodhill is an excellent investment offering an exceptional lifestyle with a variety of properties from houses on the fairways to those with breathtaking views overlooking the valley, as well as unique townhouses. Houses on the fairway consist of four to six spacious en-suite bedrooms with open-plan living areas leading onto the golf course fetching between R5.5m and almost R20m. Immaculate lock-up-and-go townhouses from R2m to around R3.5m are scattered across the estate including the golf course, which are ideal for first-time buyers or investors. Woodhill offers residents unrivalled security with the freedom of outdoor living.
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This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.