Learn more about the Lynwood area from local property experts.
What kinds of properties are available in Lynnwood and who is buying them?
Lynnwood, also known as the Old East, offers all types of properties – from very old houses with big stands and subdivided stands with smaller homes, to complexes, apartments catering for more affordable accommodation and big modern upmarket double-storey homes. The average house sales vary from R2,06m up to R4,25m, and rentals vary between R13,000 and R28,000. The suburb is ideal for young professionals who need to be close to highways and popular schools. There are also many shopping centers to choose from. Lynnwood offers a choice of retirement villages located in a peaceful, quiet neighbourhood while still close to all amenities.
What are Lynnwood's attractions to buyers?
Lynnwood is an established eastern suburb of Pretoria. It is a leafy, green, tree-filled residential area with quiet, wide streets. Lynnwood boasts a wide range of homes, from large established family homes with beautiful green gardens, to modern apartments for young professionals and many retirement villages. Shopping malls in the area include Lynnwood Bridge, Gift Acres, Glenfair and Lynnridge mall. Popular recreational attractions include the Atterbury Theatre, various cosy coffee shops and top restaurants, a diversity of gyms and health and beauty salons. Educational institutions in the area include Laerskool Lynnwood, Lynnwood Ridge Primary School, Die Hoërskool Menlopark, St Alban’s College and Varsity College Pretoria.
What is currently happening in the area?
Lynnwood is one of the most sought-after areas in Pretoria, housing the best schools in the city as well as the University of Pretoria. Easy access to the Gautrain and main routes enables homeowners to make their daily travels much easier. Besides all the shopping centres in Lynnwood, big shopping hubs like Menlyn and Brooklyn are also located within short driving distance. The local community policing forum is reputable and active in the area.
Recently, a variety of low-density projects were completed, which enabled the younger people to buy property close to their work and plan for the future, regarding schools etc. However, demand is still higher than availability.
This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.
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