Although Springs is a predominantly industrial city, its suburbs are lush and leafy, with many trees, parks and open spaces giving it a suburban character. This neighbourhood offers a peaceful and quiet lifestyle, about 50km from Johannesburg. Founded as a coal and gold mining town in 1904, Springs has a rich history which can be seen in its older buildings that bring the past into the present. This is an economically diverse neighbourhood with employment opportunities in many industries ranging from manufacturing, to commerce, to hospitality and mining.
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There are several schools in this neighbourhood, both primary and high schools such as Laerskool Werda, Protea School, Springs Boys High School and Springs Girls High School. Spur and Mike's Kitchen are popular restaurants for an evening meal, and a great place to take the kids as both have play areas.
Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a round at the Pollock Park Country Club, one of the premium courses on the East Rand. Predominantly lined with blue gum trees, the course layout offers golfers a classic parkland challenge.
The Avenues and Palm Springs are the two major shopping centres, where you can find anything from food to clothing, to entertainment. For an outdoorsy experience, Springs has about 120 parks, the most well-known being Presidents Park, where there is horse jumping, and Murray Park, which has a caravan site next to the Alexander Dam.