Neighbourhoods in Johannesburg
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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.
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.
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.
Peaceful in the South
The Johannesburg South Neighbourhood includes the suburbs of Bassonia, Glenvista, Lenasia, Oakdene, Winchester Hills and Mulbarton. Although the area is being developed fast, Johannesburg South still retains much of its natural beauty. With the endless hills disappearing into the horizon, and many exclusive wildlife estates, one might imagine being in a nature reserve. "The South", as it is most commonly referred to by the locals, is mainly divided into two main parts - the older part on the north side of the N12, and the newer part on the south of the highway. The people of "the South" are family-orientated and active.
Northcliff is one of the older, more established areas in Johannesburg. It is highly sought-after by those looking for a tranquil and exclusive lifestyle. The properties on Northcliff Hill have large grounds with well established park-like gardens. Newer developments in the extensions to the West cater to the younger generation with a taste for modern architecture. There is a distinct lack of industry and commercial blocks. For those who seek the sparkle of entertainment or the outdoors, it is less than half an hour from top spots like the Lion Park, the Cradle of Humankind and the buzz and dazzle of Monte Casino and Silverstar Casino.
Northriding to Lanseria
Farm town to bustling hub
What was previously agricultural land, has been transformed into a bustling residential and commercial hub. The Ticketpro Dome is a well known landmark that provides constant nightlife and live entertainment, drawing people from neighbouring cities. Numerous shopping centres provide locals with opportunities for retail therapy and socialising. Luxurious estates, private schools, top-class healthcare, retirement villages and other facilities are contributing to the upward trend in this bustling, rapidly developing area.
Randburg and Ferndale
Something for everyone
The suburbs of Randburg offer a wide variety of neighbourhoods to suit most lifestyles and, have a mixed population of old and young residents. Property types include older homes and new developments. Diggers and Randburg Sports Club offer professional facilities for all major sporting activities, for young and old. For nightlife and entertainment, Randburg is very central. Parkhurst or Greenside’s boulevard cafés, Monte Casino's multitude of restaurants, theatres and gambling facilities are a mere 20 minutes away. For outdoor lovers, the Lion Park and the Cradle of Humankind has a wide variety of attractions, in close proximity.
Charm amongst the rolling hills
The Roodepoort region is one of the most attractive residential areas in Johannesburg, offering charming suburbs amid rolling hills, with superb views of the city to the east, and the Magaliesburg to the west. There are plenty of open spaces, golf courses and entertainment areas, as well as what many consider the city’s finest park, the Walther Sisulu Botanical Gardens.
Rosebank and Parktown
On trend and arty
Rosebank is a multi-cultural, vibrant and exciting suburb of Johannesburg, with an outdoorsy atmosphere. It is a trendy suburb, business centre and tourist attraction in one of Johannesburg's up-market areas. Although Rosebank is home to many head offices, the district also provides plenty of entertainment to its residents and visitors at its variety of shopping malls, restaurants, markets, luxurious hotels, cinemas, art galleries and night clubs. Parktown is home to many businesses, hospitals, schools, churches and restaurants, whilst still maintaining quiet residential areas. Parktown is an old and established suburb, with leafy avenues and a serene atmosphere. Large mansions are a dominant feature in this exclusive suburb, and new developments are rare.
Work hard, play hard...then relax
Sandton is a vibrant, modern neighbourhood that contains the richest square mile in Africa. It is the business gateway into Africa for many large corporations and attracts thousands of ambitious people seeking their fortunes. But Sandton is not just about big business, residents find plenty of time for leisure too. World class shopping centres, and a buzzing social scene are a huge hit with the young and young at heart. Perhaps surprisingly, there is a huge amount of green space in the area that residents take advantage of to exercise or just take a breather.