Entrepreneur and restaurateur, Larry Hodes, tells us about his neighbourhood, the Joburg suburb of Lyndhurst.
The established, old suburb of Lyndhurst has seen an influx of buyers lately. Set on large stands, some homes in the area have appealing features such as fireplaces, boreholes and spacious staff accommodation. Estate agents say demand for freehold and sectional title properties in the area is increasing.
Larry Hodes, coach, entrepreneur, restaurateur and trainer, has lived in Lyndhurst since 2002 with his wife, Annie, and children, Samuel and Sophie.
“Lyndhurst has spacious homes. We live on a sizable piece of land, so we have incredible space for everyone to enjoy,” says Larry.
Larry chose to settle in Lyndhurst because it has good schools, shopping malls and hospitals, among other amenities. He says properties in the suburb offer good value for money.
Larry has been in the hospitality industry for more than 25 years. Passionate about learning and the development of his staff, he hopes to get his book, Table for Success, published this year.
He’s also the owner of two Johannesburg gems: Arbour Café and Courtyard in Birdhaven, a French-inspired cafe and creperie; and Stanley Beer Yard in Milpark, a unique venue serving craft beer.
He says getting around in Lyndhurst is easy because his home is close to the highways, major roads and the OR Tambo International Airport. The area is also well serviced by public transport.
Estate agents say Lyndhurst has become increasingly popular with young families who choose to put down roots in the suburb.
I love Lyndhurst because it’s conveniently located close to highways and major roads, and it’s an ideal place to raise a family
-Larry Hodes, resident.
Where to eat in Lyndhurst:
- Frangelicas Kosher Patisserie and Cafe: for tasty home-style cooking
- Friends Deli and Restaurant: for a great meal while you catch up with friends
- Juice Goose: for delicious fresh juices
- Jozi Blue: for amazing coffee and light meals
- Under the Trees Garden Café at Schaffler’s Nursery: for tea and cake
Hospitals near Lyndhurst::
- Life Bedford Gardens Hospital
- Edenvale Hospital
- Mediclinic Morningside
- Netcare Linksfi eld Hospital
- Netcare Rosebank Hospital
Schools near Lyndhurst:
- Bedfordview Primary School
- Eden College Lyndhurst
- Glenhazel Primary School
- Highlands North Boys’ High School
- Lyndhurst Primary School
- Reddam BCC Campus
- Sandringham High School
- King David Linksfield
This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.