Area and property guide to Brummeria

Private Property South Africa
Betsie Loock-Van der Merwe

Brummeria is a fairly small but lavishly green neighbourhood in the older established eastern parts of the Jacaranda City.

About the area

Brummeria is a fairly small but lavishly green neighbourhood in the older established eastern parts of the Jacaranda City. Lying just a few kilometres to the east of the N1 freeway, the suburb is sectioned into a northern part and a southern part by the N4 highway running through it.

Brummeria’s convenient proximity to these main arteries, however, does not compromise its tranquillity, as noise impact from the N4 is limited to the minimum.

Nestling on the southern slope of a rocky ridge with the natural grasslands and arboretum of the Pretoria National Botanical Garden as its eastern neighbour, the northern portion offers scenic views over the lower-lying areas.

This part mainly consists of townhouse complexes varying from neat middle-sized traditional units, to modish multilevel townhouses with lovely manicured gardens. This portion is also home to the popular Renaissance retirement village.

Brummeria south of the N4, together with sections of its neighbouring suburbs (Navors, Lydiana and Val de Grace) forms part of the Brunaly Park Safety Village. Access to the village is monitored, and security and safety aspects are managed by a residents’ association, Brunaly Park NPC.

Residential properties in the southern part include apartments, townhouse complexes varying in size and style, as well as older family homes on large stands. Some beautifully renovated homes can also be found in this neighbourhood with its tall pine trees, colourful bougainvilleas and an abundance of the city’s much-loved Jacaranda trees.

Brummeria offers a relaxed lifestyle close to a host of good educational, religious, shopping, medical, business and leisure facilities, making it a popular suburb to live in for young and old.

The area is also sough-after by working people because of its proximity to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Sanral, The Innovation Hub, Persequor Park and many more.

The tree-lined streets, beautiful gardens and well-kept pavements make living in this suburb a pleasure

Bessie Brummer, estate agent

Nature nearby:

  • The Pretoria National Botanical Garden

Situated less than 4km from Brummeria:

  • Faerie Glen Nature Reserve
  • The open air Pioneer Museum in Silverton
  • The Struben Dam Bird Sanctuary in Lynnwood Glen

Top schools:

  • St Paulus Primary School
  • Laerskool Skuilkrans a
  • Christian Brothers' College (CBC) Mount Edmund
  • Hoërskool Silverton

Medical facilities nearby:

  • Life Wilgers Hospital
  • Intercare Glenfair a
  • Lynnmed Sub-Acute Hospital

This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.

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