Estate agent commentary on La Lucia

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La Lucia agents answer questions about the lifestyle and property market of this popular Durban North suburb.

What continues to draw buyers to the area?

Buyers, I feel, are mainly drawn to this bustling suburb thanks to its family-orientated feel, and its abundance of fantastic, yet highly secure, estates stretching from along the ridge to the tranquil bowl below. The many upmarket estates in the area offer practicality combined with a great sense of security. The area offers a wide choice of property including an array of high-end homes that feature magnificent, opulent finishes. The suburb has broad appeal and there are apartments, simplexes, duplexes and grand old homes available. An added bonus is the area’s proximity to major arterial routes, schools, hospitals and shopping malls.

Dave Woodham: Intern agent, Chas Everitt Umhlanga

What do you love about the area?

I personally love the suburb of La Lucia! I mean, what is there not to love? Not only is it centrally situated and close to the beach and both government and private schools, but you also have the lovely La Lucia Mall right on your doorstep. Shopping is made easy with loads of parking and even a beautiful park where you can take your kids for some fun in the sun.

Nearby service stations, library, vet and great restaurants are just the cherry on the top for this sought-after, upmarket suburb. What more does one need for easy and enjoyable living?

Delmarie Holing: Agent, RE/MAX Address

Why would you invest in a property in La Lucia?

La Lucia is a sanctuary on the North Coast. It is well positioned between Durban and Ballito with close proximity to Umhlanga, Durban North on the M4, and the N2. The leafy suburb is home to some of the most picturesque drives on the coast, and boasts some of the most magnificent homes on this section of our pristine coastline. This village is well protected by reputable security companies and some of the finest schools are either within its borders or are a short drive away. As far as I'm concerned, this is the place to live if you want your real estate to grow in value.

Andre de Klerk: Tyson Properties

This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.

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