The suburb of Killarney is one of the leafy Northern Suburbs of Johannesburg, known for its apartment-style living and cosmopolitan lifestyle. Neighbouring suburbs include Riviera, Houghton Estate, Parktown and Saxonwold. Killarney is one of Johannesburg’s oldest suburbs and was once known as the Hollywood of Johannesburg, as it was home to the first film studio in South Africa. Furthermore, Killarney was also home to the first mall in Johannesburg. Killarney consists primarily of apartment buildings erected in the 1950’s, with the average apartment size measuring a generous 200sqm. Killarney is also famed for some of its trendy, Art Deco style apartments.
Killarney’s serene atmosphere and strategic position between the Sandton and Johannesburg centres, and close proximity to the M1 Highway has made it a popular abode for consulates, young professionals and families. Despite its cosmopolitan setting, Killarney has maintained its residential character.
Killarney residents can enjoy a number of leisure activities, including golfing at the Killarney Country Club or the Houghton Golf Club, shopping at the Killarney Mall and outings to the Johannesburg Zoo and The Wilds.
Killarney has prominent Muslim and Jewish communities, allowing residents to access mosques and synagogues with relative ease. Schools nearby include Rodean, St. John’s, Forest Town School and Kingsmead college. The Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital is less than five minutes from the centre of Killarney, and there are private medical facilities nearby.
Properties for sale in Killarney range from R 600,000 to R 3,500,000. To view a selection of homes for sale in Killarney, contact a Seeff estate agent.