Sanddrift at a glance
A true diamond in the rough, what this suburb lacks in modern design and appeal it more than compensates with potential. It is located directly across from Century City, offering many of the same benefits as Century City, but without the high price tag. The location is hard to beat as Sanddrift is wedged between Milnerton Central and Century City with direct access to major arterial roads such as Koeberg Rd and Bosmansdam Rd.
Sanddrift exclusively offers freestanding homes, where there are no complexes and therefore no high density living. Comprising of 620 houses, Sanddrift has greater business potential with roads such as Namar Rd, Lisa Jane Rd and Molly Brown Rd perfectly situated to erect branding / offices / lodging directly in view of people traveling on Bosmansdam Rd or Ratanga Road and situated directly across Sable Square Shopping Centre.
In Sanddrift, similar to neighbouring Tijgerhof, we find that 59% of current homeowners have owned for more than 11 years. However, in contrast to neighbouring Tijgerhof, we see that two thirds of recent sellers were long time homeowners. Of these sales half of the purchasers were middle aged, which is great news for the area. Young buyers are more inclined to renovate and improve their homes, raising the overall value of the suburb.
These statistics are by no means surprising since Sanddrift property is an excellent investment and offers very good returns on quick re-sales. The reason is that the few properties that come into the market can be picked up at an excellent price, mostly due to the age of the homes and renovations needed (a "fixer upper"). The buyers can thus afford to invest capital into the property for renovations. This brings the property value in line with the suburb value, which somewhat mirrors the property value of other direct neighbouring suburbs, such as Century City and Milnerton.