Jukskei Park - A River Runs Through It

Private Property South Africa
Ben Kelly

Forming part of the stretch of suburbs that run between the N1 highway and Witkoppen Road, Jukskei Park is typical of the north of the highway Johannesburg suburbs. High walls, green verges and plenty of trees. Jukskei Park, However has the added benefit of having the river running through the centre of the suburb offering a green lung in an area where parks are at a premium. All of this makes it a great area for people looking for property for sale. The river does, however, have its downside as the low bridges crossing it become near impassable during heavy rains forcing motorists to find alternative routes.

The suburb also has a higher percentage of sectional title and estate properties than you would find south of the N1, with over 40% of the properties falling into these two categories. The percentage of older residents is also lower with those over 65 making up just over 10% of the population and 43% coming from the 36-49 year-old section. 18-35’s, however, make up the largest proportion of recent buyers with 40% of properties being bought by this group. While the average property prices for freehold in the R1.3 million range and the sectional title property prices around the R600 000 mark, property values have remained relatively steady over the past three to four years.

In the last 12 months the largest amount of sales (45 out of 69) were in the R800 000 to R1.5 million range with 19 between R1.5 million and R3 million. In the sectional title market almost all (27 out of 31) property sales were between R400 000 and R600 000. Jukskei Park is ideally positioned to access both the Fourways and Northgate areas and although getting to the highway is going to be a challenge in rush hour the suburb is almost equidistant from both the William Nicol and Malibongwe interchanges so commuters at least have options.

The same options apply to education with a range of choices available. The primary schools in the Bryanston and Fourways area are closest but there is also the option of Lonehill and Randburg for those looking for choices. From a high-school perspective Fourways is about 3km away and Bryanston just over 5km away. The private schools that service the northern suburbs, including St Peters, Brescia House and Crawford are also a not too difficult commute away.

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