Established as one of the first suburbs on the eastern boundary of Pretoria in the 1960s, Lynnwood Manor today boasts all the characteristics of a well-established, mature neighbourhood that has also kept pace with 21st century developments.
Over the years, new neighbourhood developments east and southwards pushed Lynnwood Manor into the centre of a group of suburbs now known as the Old East. This resulted in the suburb finding itself in a prime spot, central to the myriad amenities the area and its surrounds have on offer. On top of that is Lynnwood Manor’s location adjacent to the N1 and within close proximity of the N4, the city centre and other main roads and public transportation facilities in the area.
The residential area with its many trees, beautifully maintained sidewalks and green gardens as well as the Moreleta Spruit meandering along as its eastern border has a serene and peaceful look and feel.
This sought-after, middle-to-high-income neighbourhood comprises a variety of homes ranging from free-standing “golden oldies” on huge stands and large modern family homes in estates, to compact townhouses and contemporary lock-up-and-go apartments. There are properties in mint condition and, if you do your homework well, you will find some a little less costly and ready to be renovated to perfection. Vacant land varying in size and purpose and commercial property (to rent or buy) is also available.
Lynnwood Manor and the neighbouring Lynnwood suburbs are known for their caring and involved communities. Several community initiatives working in the interests of the neighbourhood and its residents have also been established. “Security is top of the priority list and both Lynnwood Manor Estate and Lynnwood Manor Village have controlled access and outstanding neighbourhood watches,” says Mathilda Ferreira, resident and estate agent.
I feel privileged to live in such a pretty neighbourhood where the people are friendly and caring and where there are many facilities available
Martha Mahlangu, resident
Best in food:
- French and Belgian fine dining at the acclaimed La Madeleine Restaurant
- Family-friendly dining at Lone Hawk Spur
- TriBeCa: specialty for coffee and light meals
- True Italian cuisine at Col’Cacchio Pizzeria
- Spice - The Indian Kitchen: for delicious flavours and distinct ambiance
- Laerskool Lynnwood
- St Paulus Pre-Primary and Primary School
- Lynnwood Ridge Primary School
- Menlopark High School
- St Alban’s College
- Willowridge High School
Medical facilities nearby:
- Life Faerie Glen Hospital
- Netcare Pretoria East Hospital
- Intercare Glenfair
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Estate Agent Q&A on Lynnwood Manor
What are the favourite weekend things to do in the area?
Enjoy a performance at the renowned Atterbury Theatre or the famous Die Blou Hond Theatre. Have a meal at Casa Toscana Lodge. Take the kids for a picnic and stroll in nature or treat the family to a musical concert in the park at the beautiful botanical gardens. Relax at home with a good book borrowed from the Alkantrant Library. Indulge your appetite with a delicious meal at one of the many lovely restaurants at Lynnwood Bridge Centre or Glenfair Boulevard. Go shopping at the newly renovated Menlyn Park shopping centre with over 500 stores to choose from.
What do you love about the area?
I love Lynnwood Manor’s central location and convenient proximity to Lynnwood Bridge centre, Pretoria National Botanical Garden, Menlyn Maine and the University of Pretoria. The suburb’s easy access from the N1 and N4 freeways is also a major attraction. There are very good schools close by; for example, St Alban’s College and St Paulus Pre-Primary and Primary School. Regardless of all these developments and conveniences, it is a leafy suburb with green urban areas and, most important of all, peaceful surroundings. The area is boomed-off and one will find people of all ages living in Lynnwood Manor.
What are the best things about the area for families?
This suburb is one of the most established and most popular suburbs in the Old East of Pretoria to live in. Its favourable location provides excellent access to many top public and private schools, hospitals and comprehensive shopping facilities like Glenfair Boulevard, Lynnwood Bridge mall, Menlyn and the new Menlyn Maine – ideal for families to spend some time together. Security is top of the priority list and families can often be seen walking their dogs, jogging or just relaxing in our neighbourhood. Share the joys of family life and a good investment with your family in Lynnwood Manor.
This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.