Neighbourhoods in Gauteng
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Calmness and community
As the typical "bedroom community", this neighbourhood has a peaceful, residential character. The larger cities and suburbs surrounding Alberton are easily accessible via the highways, either for commuting or entertainment purposes. Houses and building in this area are very well built and spacious. This is a blissful place to retire, with a close-knit community that look out for each other.
A safe haven
Perfect for families, young professionals and business owners, the affluent town of Bedfordview is close to many industrial and business areas, such as Johannesburg South. This lush area boasts many excellent schools, and various fun activities for the whole family. Bedfordview overlooks the bustling Sandton area, however has none of the traffic congestion of such an area. The police and security companies in this area work well together to provide a safe environment for residents.
Benoni was originally a mining town, and the mines and supporting businesses attracted people from all over the world. This played a big part in the area being as diverse as it is today. Benoni is a picturesque setting for families with its attractive tree lined suburban streets. For those that are interested in all things equestrian, Benoni has many horse stables and riding facilities. Residents like to refer to Benoni as the "City of Lakes" with 4 scenic lakes dotted around the area.
This diverse mining town offers contemporary living with an outdoor touch. Enjoy watersports and family fun in the sun at the Boksburg Lake and the Wild Waters water park. For the regular travellors, O.R. Tambo International Airport is a convenient 15 minutes away. With one of the biggest shopping malls in Johannesburg, Boksburg is a shopper’s delight. Rich in history and culture, this town has museums and historical buildings aplenty.
From countryside to city in minutes
This suburb has become a ‘lifestyle of choice’ for many who don’t want to live in Johannesburg or Pretoria, yet need easy access to both. There are many lifestyle estates in the area which offer residents a good selection of safe, high quality property options. These gated villages have attracted a cosmopolitan community and Centurion functions as something of a mini city of its own. Although it retains a country-feel, residents can be on one of the major roadways to the big cities within minutes.
Family friendly convenience
With many estates dotted around the area, the gated village lifestyle is a popular choice. A sense of community and family abounds, and everyone seems to know each other at the local hang-outs. Situated near the N1 highway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, Centurion West offers a country living ambience not far from the big cities. Sparkling lakes and rolling hills make this area a golfer’s paradise. It’s a great outdoorsy way of life, with all the comforts of a city life.
Peace and quiet close to the city
Edenvale offers residents a welcome respite from the busier areas that are close by. The former mining settlement is now a diverse suburb that attracts mainly middle class residents. Locals enjoy the quiet, comfortable lifestyle on offer but if they do crave some excitement, entertainment and amenities are a short drive away.
Exclusivity and entertainment
The Fourways neighbourhood includes the suburbs of Sunninghill, Lonehill, Fourways, Broadacres, Craigavon and Dainfern. It is an exclusive, upmarket area in which property is always in high demand. The neighbourhood provides just about the full spectrum of amenities, night life and entertainment in a beautiful, tranquil setting. There is an abundance of shopping malls, office parks, hotels and lodges for those with a discerning taste. Residents of the area have a choice of private schools and colleges, and can also apply to admit their children to Bryanston's elite schools.
Living in this area makes travelling to work and other activities much easier, as it is centrally located to the surrounding neighbourhoods of Alberton, Boksburg, Bedfordview and Johannesburg South. Most amenities are within a short distance and the close community give this neighbourhood a feeling of security.
Johannesburg CBD and Bruma
Vibrant big city living
The Johannesburg CBD encompasses a vast area, ranging from the affluent areas like Linksfield, to more affordable areas like Hillbrow and Bruma. After years of being seen as a no-go area by many, the city centre has bounced back to being in demand again. A massive urban regeneration project has seen money pumped into the area and occupancy is up and crime is down - a sure sign that it's working. The Maboneng precinct, for instance, now attracts a hip, arty crowd to its bars, restaurants, shops and art galleries.