Local property experts discuss the property market and lifestyle of this Pretoria East suburb.
What types of properties are available in Elardus Park?
Elardus Park is a well-established and tranquil residential area offering a wide range of housing options, catering for all ages. The housing options range from smaller housing units in secure complexes, ideal for first-time buyers and small families, to large freehold and sectional title properties for the larger families in the middle to higher income bracket. The area is in close proximity to the major routes to OR Tambo International Airport, Midrand, Centurion, Joburg and Pretoria CBD and sought after by people commuting to these areas on a regular basis. It has a number of good shops, schools, crèches and other amenities.
What do you love about the area?
Elardus Park is one of Pretoria’s older and more established neighbourhoods. I am always asked what exactly still draws so many buyers to this fantastic neighbourhood. Well, the area caters for the average household income with the average age between 36 to 64, and boasts some attributes one cannot dispute, namely Laerskool Elardus Park, one of South Africa’s best Model C schools, and the close proximity of Hoërskool Waterkloof. The suburb enjoys full title ownership varying from R1,5m upwards and sectional title ownership from R750,000 upwards. In short, Elardus Park is still one of the most affordable suburbs in the east of Pretoria.
What attracts buyers to Elardus Park?
Elardus Park is an older suburb of the City of Tshwane, away from the hustle and bustle of the mid-city, yet close enough to civilisation, all important amenities and major highways like the N1 and R21. Big shopping centres are only a stone’s throw away. This leafy area with its large houses and big stands, is very popular for the medium income group of people as real estate here is priced in the mid to higher price ranges. Elardus Park is also one of only a few areas in Pretoria where you can still hop on a bus to the city centre.
This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.
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