The ongoing commercial development in Fourways makes the area a homebuyers’ den in the northern suburbs.
Estate agents note that the amount of retail, commercial and residential property and infrastructure development currently taking place has seen the greater Fourways area become greater Johannesburg’s fastest growing node.
Young professional, Karabo Mashego, who has lived in the area for the past three years, loves to the convenience of vibrant Fourways.
“It’s close to the main roads and the Gautrain bus stop at Montecasino, making my commute to Sandton a lot easier.”
Mashego says Fourways has everything one needs, from shopping centres, to areas of entertainment and schools, which means you can live and play within the area without having to travel far. The Fourways Mall is currently being renovated to turn it into a super-regional mall and will have new stores, while Fourways Crossing has also been renovated to improve shopper experience.
For those with children, there are a number of good public and private schools in the area. There are also a number of hospitals and medical centres.
On weekends, Mashego goes to Virgin Active at Cedar Square for a good workout. He can shop at Fourways Mall or Cedar Square for his weekly groceries. He often meets friends for brunch at Fournos at Fourways Crossing.
Lunch could either be at Mugg and Bean at Broadacres or Turn ‘n Tender at Dainfern Square, and Montecasino is ideal for an evening out. With three hotels and a number of fast food eateries and fine dining restaurants, as well as entertainment, it’s easy to do so much in one place.
Since I rely on public transport, I love the convenience of being close to main roads and shopping centres all within walking distance
Karabo Mashego, resident.
Take a spectacular journey through Fourways here:
- Close to major roads, Witkoppen and Main roads and William Nicol Drive
- Minibus taxis and buses on Witkoppen Road and William Nicol Drive
- Gautrain bus stop at Montecasino
- Uber and private metered taxis
- Close to the highway
- Close to Lanseria International Airport
Best in food:
- Fournos Bakery
- Le Souffle Bistro
- Salsa Mexican Grill
Things to do:
- Take part in the weekly 5km Lonehill parkrun.
- Visit Cinema Nouveau Cedar Square for movies.
- Visit the Fourways Farmers Market.
- Family outing at Montecasino
- Play a round of golf at Dainfern or Steyn City golf courses
This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.