Lynnwood area and property guide

Private Property South Africa
Lisa Dewberry

Learn more about the suburb of Lynnwood, and what it's like to live there.

Lynnwood, a well-established residential suburb, east of the city centre with quiet, wide streets filled with trees offers a relaxed lifestyle and top entertainment, shopping and sporting facilities. The suburb lies between the N4 highway in the north, Atterbury Road to the south, Farmer’s Folly Street to the west and Rubida Street to the east, and extends to Lynnwood Ridge, Lynnwood Manor and Lynnwood Park.

Properties in Lynnwood range from large established homes with beautiful gardens for families, modern apartments for young couples, and peaceful retirement villages for the elderly. Struben Dam Bird Sanctuary, Alkantrant Park and a number of small parks with the Moreleta Spruit running through them, provide a peaceful retreat for nature enthusiasts to enjoy walks and hikes in the suburb.

Lynnwood is home to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, a leading scientific and technology research and development organisation, and The World Bank which assists developing countries to end extreme poverty. Shopping malls in the area include Lynnwood Bridge Shopping Centre, Gift Acres Shopping Centre, Glenfair Shopping Centre and Lynnridge Mall.

The Atterbury Theatre and Conference Centre at Lynnwood Bridge Shopping Centre showcases modern shows and conferences. The suburb is filled with great restaurants including Koi Restaurant, LM in the East, Vovo Telo, Lucky Rodrigo and La Madeleine.

After indulging in delicious food, visit Planet Fitness Lynnwood, where the team will help you get your health on track. If you prefer athletics, squash, cricket, soccer, bowls or hockey, join Phobians Athletics Club at Hofmeyr Park, which hosts regular athletics. Quality educational institutions in Lynnwood include Laerskool Lynnwood, Lynnwood Ridge Primary School, Tyndale Christian School, Menlopark High School, St Alban’s College and Varsity College Pretoria. Lynnwood provides a range of diverse properties and excellent entertainment, dining and shopping facilities catering for the needs of residents of all ages.

“I love Lynnwood as it is a quiet, family suburb with excellent schools, malls, cinemas, parks and sporting facilities. As a child I loved walking to St George's Cafe to spend my pocket money on sweet treats each weekend. Many older residents subdivide their properties so their children can grow up in the same suburb they did.” Siobhan Muller, Lynnwood resident for 42 years

Top schools:

  • Primary Schools: Laerskool Lynnwood, Lynnwood Ridge Primary School and Tyndale Christian School
  • High Schools: Menlopark High School and St Alban’s College Tertiary: Varsity College Pretoria

Best attractions/things to do:

  • Watch a show at the Atterbury Theatre.
  • Enjoy a walk at Struben Dam Bird Sanctuary or Alkantrant Park.
  • Shop at Lynnwood Bridge Shopping Centre, Gift Acres Shopping Centre, - Glenfair Shopping. Centre and Lynnridge Mall.

Best in food:

  • Get a taste of Asia at Koi Restaurant Lynnwood Bridge.
  • Enjoy artisanal pastries at Vovo Telo.
  • Have a craft beer at Lucky Rodrigo.

This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.

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