Faerie Glen area and property guide

Private Property South Africa
Betsie Loock-Van der Merwe

Faerie Glen boasts just about every urban amenity imaginable, and is one of the most popular Pretoria neighbourhoods to live in.

About the area

The suburb of Faerie Glen is situated on the rocky southern slopes of the beautiful Bronberg mountains and next to Faerie Glen Nature Reserve. It boasts just about every urban amenity imaginable, and is one of the most popular Pretoria neighbourhoods to live in. Faerie Glen is a large and well-established suburb flanked by Lynnwood in the west and Garsfontein to its south. It extends east of Solomon Mahlangu Drive to where it finally links up with the Olympus area. This favourable location provides excellent access to many top public and private schools, three private hospitals, and comprehensive shopping facilities like Glen Village, Atterbury Value Mart, The Grove Mall and Menlyn Park. The suburb is easily accessible via Lynnwood Road, Atterbury Road and Solomon Mahlangu Drive, the N1 and N4 highways, and is a mere 15-minute drive from the city centre. Faerie Glen is also pretty. The Moreleta Spruit meanders through the suburb with its beautifully maintained properties, lavish well-kept gardens and leafy trees.

“Traditionally Faerie Glen has been known as a high-end area, yet there are a host of properties ranging from apartments, townhouses and duets with prices ranging from approximately R700,000 all the way up to around R8m, thus appealing to a wide spectrum of buyers,” says Elmarie Bester, principal, Leapfrog Property Group Faerie Glen. Although the area has recently seen a growth in the percentage of younger buyers, many established residents have no intention of leaving their beloved neighbourhood. Christine Jansen and Rudy Buys have been living in Faerie Glen for 36 and 24 years respectively. “Once a Faerie Glenner, always a Faerie Glenner,” says Christine. Rudy says regardless of all the new developments, Faerie Glen is still the place where everybody wants to be. According to Liana Prinsloo-Nel she is still buying from the same green grocer her parents bought from two decades ago. “The residents are friendly and welcoming and we know each other.”

Once a Faerie Glenner, always a Faerie Glenner

Christine Jansen, Resident

Top Schools:

  • Glenstantia Primary School
  • Laerskool Garsfontein
  • The Glen High School
  • Hoërskool Garsfontein
  • Faerie Glen is situated within short distance of most other top schools in Pretoria.

Nature Nearby:

  • Faerie Glen Nature Reserve
  • Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve
  • Pretoria National Botanical Garden
  • The nearby Bronberg area offers many countryside outings away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Medical facilities nearby:

  • Life Faerie Glen Hospital
  • Netcare Pretoria East Hospital
  • Life Wilgers Hospital

Buying in Faerie Glen

The monthly bond repayment to purchase a typical property in Faerie Glen, namely a four-bedroom house with the median asking price of R2,85m, is R28,454 per month over 20 years at prime of 10,5% with no deposit.

This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.

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