These neighbourhoods are known for their Kid-Friendly Environment
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Small coastal town with a big personality
Ballito, on the Kwazulu Natal North Coast, has grown quickly recently. Upmarket estates, restaurants and shopping centres now inhabit areas that were sugar cane fields not long ago. Many families are relocating to the area to take advantage of the relaxed coastal lifestyle that the area offers, even though it is just 30 minutes drive from Durban. Ballito has 3 excellent malls offering lots of retail therapy, great restaurants, private schools, private hospitals and ample sporting facilities. Beside the houses and flats in the main residential and beachfront areas, there are many newly built, secure estates that provide a choice of property types for those moving to the area.
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.
Railway station to Rock City
The residential suburb of Bellville is just 25 kilometres outside Cape Town, with majestic views over the winelands and the Stellenbosch Mountains. Living in Bellville is convenient and ideal for families and visitors alike, as the CBD and various shopping centres are just around the corner. The area and houses are well established, providing a safe and friendly atmosphere. Many young entrepreneurs, students and families live here, giving the area a balanced variety of residents. Many famous South African bands hail from Bellville, so it's gained the nickname Bellville Rock City.
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.
One big family
Living in Brackenfell area provides a feeling of closeness and security, consisting of many young families. It is a well-maintained area where your neighbours are your friends. The community has ongoing group activities that all residents can take part in. Residents care for one another and maintain the safety of their neighbourhood by working together as a team.
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.
Zest for life
This area has a population of great diversity, from young successful entrepeneurs and business successors, to the well established elderly with a “zest for life”. From well-known coffee shops and chic eateries, to thriving restaurants and world famous wine farms, they are all just a stone's throw away. This neighbourhood can be described as energetic, successful, trendy, peaceful and very well situated for access to all the other splendours that Cape Town has to offer.
Taking it easy in East London
East London, Oos-Londen, eMonti. It is a one-of-a-kind, beautiful, diverse city that lies between the Nahoon and Buffalo Rivers, that lead up to the warm Indian Ocean. East London’s economy is built on its industrial centre, which is the second largest in the Eastern Cape, and is recognised for its motor industry. It is also known as the business hub of the Transkei area, with many daily commuters coming in and out for work. Over the weekend you can put your feet up and relax, as just around the corner from the hustle and bustle lies the magnificent East Coast. With camping, game drives and a wide selection of holiday resorts along the beaches, there are endless adventures waiting to be discovered.
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.
Relaxed Seaside Living
Affectionately know by residents as the “Deep South”, False Bay is a beautiful, laid-back area of Cape Town. It has incredible historical villages, beautiful scenery and nature, and some of the best beaches in Cape Town. All the areas of False Bay offer a safe home for families with a sense of community. The lifestyle in the South Peninsula is slow and life moves at a relaxed pace. It's the perfect area for people scaling up, slowing down or just wanting to enjoy all the benefits of raising a family in superb natural surroundings with easy access to Cape Town.