The popular Johannesburg suburb of Northcliff is a well-established, eclectic suburb with something for everyone both in respect of location and price level. Adrienne Hersch Properties Area Expert Maria Grieve, gives us 5 reasons why this historic area remains so sought-after among buyers across all demographics.
1. Spoilt for choice
From studio apartments for the young professional, to medium-priced sectional title units, to high-end cluster developments and exclusive, stately homes, Northcliff offers a diverse range of properties to buyers across all spectrums. According to recent figures by Lightstone, freehold homes are in the most demand in the area with 60 registrations for 2018 so far. Maria says the most expensive and expansive homes can be found at the top of the ridge, facing the North and Western skylines. Many of these homes are situated in secure, boomed-off streets. She says the key to successful sales in the area is to make no assumptions when giving a valuation and to do the homework and groundwork thoroughly.
2. Sweeping Views
Northcliff Hill offers breath-taking views of Johannesburg and is the second highest point in the city. Properties in the Northcliff area have become synonymous with sweeping 360-degree views of either Johannesburg’s Northern suburbs or the Johannesburg CBD, depending on which side you are situated.
Maria says views are in high demand among many buyers in the area. “Here is a secret worth sharing: Live in Northcliff and get the view without paying Westcliff prices!”
3. Central Location
Northcliff offers quick access to major arterial roads, shopping centres and excellent private and public schools. It is well situated only 10 kilometres from the Rosebank CBD and approximately 14 kilometres from the Sandton CBD. It also offers residents convenient access to its the surrounding suburbs of Randburg, Cresta, Linden, Victory Park and Greenside.
4. Good Value
Maria says buyers are attracted to the value offered by properties in the area in comparison with neighbouring suburbs. She says the prices on homes in the area vary greatly and are dictated by size, location, finishes and features. Studio and 1-bedroom apartments sell for anywhere between R890 000 to R1.2 million. Two-bedroom apartments can fetch anywhere from R1.6 million-R2.5 million. For a 3-bedroom cluster home, buyers can expect to pay between R2.1 million and R3.7 million. The price tag on homes in Northcliff can range anywhere between R2.1 million and R12 million.
5. Tight-knit community
Northcliff is known for its strong, tight-knit community which makes it extremely popular among couples and families looking to put down roots. According to Lightstone, 51% of recent buyers in the area are between the ages of 36 and 49, while 25% are between the ages of 18 and 35. The I Love Northcliff Page on Facebook has over 14000 members and is incredibly active among community members. The area is also home to a number of religious institutions including the Northcliff Mosque, Northcliff Union Church, ChurchAlive and the Northcliff Hebrew Congregation.
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