Neighbourhoods in Durban
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Unwind by the sweet water
Amanzimtoti, meaning 'the water is sweet' is a laid-back coastal town near Durban. This town attracts the young, old, retired and working class - all for the same reason.. the beach! With the beach being the main attraction in this neighbourhood, surfing, swimming and fishing are the most popular outdoor activities and holiday makers flock here in summer. Life moves a little slower in Amanzimtoti, and many people like to live here and commute to work in Durban.
Beach meets business
Durban Central is a diverse, colourful neighbourhood that includes the beachfront areas, the Berea, Morningside, Glenwood, Musgrave and the CBD. The beach is the biggest attraction and locals flock the promenade to cycle, run, surf, swim, fish or just catch some sun. There are also incredibly lush parks and open spaces dotted around the neighbourhod for residents to take advantage of. The nightlife in Durban Central is exciting with numerous bars, pubs, restaurants and night clubs in close proximity to each other. As its name implies, Durban Central's location makes it convenient to get to any of the other areas around Durban.
Small sophisticated suburb
Durban North is an established small suburb where the people are friendly, and the surroundings are beautiful. It is a family-oriented area with many activities available. Situated between Durban central and Umhlanga, all amenities and schools are located only minutes away. The area boasts spectacular sea and city views. Although it is centrally and conveniently located, living in Durban North feels very much like living in a small town.
Seaside suburbs of the South
Durban South has a very family-like feel to it, with spacious homes at affordable prices. Enjoy quiet neighbourhoods and great community living, amongst a diverse range of cultures. The area feels warm and welcoming to anyone and everyone. This part of Durban offers convenient access to beaches, malls, and good schools. It's suburban bliss, just a stone's throw away from the city of Durban. It's the ideal place for those wanting to retire near the seaside.
Nestled in the Valley of a Thousand Hills, Hillcrest has a slightly cooler and less humid climate than other parts of Durban. It’s a family-friendly suburb, with many private schools, parks and kid-friendly restaurants. Estate living is very common, with many estates boasting well-kept golf courses. Built amongst rolling hills, houses have magnificent views of the valley and lush, surrounding hills. Just 30 minutes from Durban city centre, Hillcrest is away from the hustle and bustle. The area has a great sense of community, and a mix of country and cosmopolitan lifestyles.
A lifestyle for every culture
Pinetown, being a very multi-cultural area, attracts different types of people from all walks of life. Having its own CBD, the area offers convenience for those who own or work in businesses in the area. The suburb has great homes, at affordable prices, and good schools that will appeal to families as well. This neighbourhood has a reputation as a "motor town", due to the high number of motor dealerships along the main road. Pinetown offers a slower pace of life than Durban, but is a short 15 minute drive from the bigger city.
Harmony in the Hills
Queensburgh is a very family orientated, residential area. It’s a quiet and peaceful place, with great schools and therefore attracts many families. This neighbourhood also appeals to young couples and the elderly as it is affordable to live in, and convenient with local malls and public transport available. Queensburgh offers a variety of property types, all with their own style.
Upmarket Umhlanga has become the neighbourhood of choice for many who have moved North from more central areas. In Umhlanga you have the beach on your doorstep, along with malls and shopping centres just minutes away. With its top schools, great hospitals, business parks, gated estates, beachfront apartments and coffee shops, Umhlanga is convenience personified. Umhlanga offers a lifestyle for everyone, be it the happily retired, the on-the-go business person or the young and trendy student.
Soothing suburban life
Westville offers an array of different property types, sizes and styles. All in the same street one could find a dutch styled home next to a modern home with a large garden, alongside an apartment block block offering a lock-up-and-go lifestyle. This area appeals more to families, with many great schools available. However, it also appeals to young professionals, singles and the elderly who appreciate the joys of living in a quiet, peaceful neighbourhood.