Pretoria - the administrative capital of the country - has been growing in popularity among buyers, particularly upcoming professionals, young families and retirees.
The city offers employment opportunities, allows for relatively easy access to other areas and a wide selection of well-priced properties.
Pretoria East offers a tranquil escape adorned with beautiful Jacaranda trees from late spring to early summer. The leafy streets and well established gardens give the area a peaceful, village-like feel.
Everything is in close proximity and residents don't have to travel for shopping or entertainment. Pretoria East is also easily accessible from major highways like the N1 and N4.
The diverse selection of properties in Pretoria East ranges from large older homes on big stands in estates to modern townhouses and complexes in the newer east of Pretoria.
Residents are involved in council and environmental issues, crime reports, community patrols and social activities. This community spirit has made Pretoria East a popular choice for families.
The area is also home to top Universities, schools, beautiful parks, and quality medical facilities and boasts an outdoor lifestyle and a fantastic range of shopping malls, shops, restaurants and pubs.
A number of upmarket estates have been developed in the East of Pretoria to cater for the high-end lifestyle needs of buyers.
Although there is a higher demand for sectional title than for freehold property in Pretoria East, freehold is still popular.
Price ranges that buyers show most interested in range from R800 000 to R2 million, but there is also fair activity in luxurious estates such as Mooikloof, Silver Lakes and Woodhill and areas such as Waterkloof where property is often priced upwards of R20 million.
All suburbs in the proximity of Menlyn Maine like Garsfontein, Menlo Park, Alphen Park, Newlands, Constantia Park and Ashlea Gardens are in high demand as a result of the job opportunities created here.
Many suburbs in Pretoria East are receiving a complete make-over due to the Gautrain and the new Rapid Bus Transit system and this undoubtedly also creates a greater demand for residential property.
Demand for accommodation in areas like Garsfontein, Moreleta Park, Faerie Glen, Brooklyn and the Lynnwoods remain popular and when a property is priced correctly, well presented and in a good condition, it should sell quickly in the majority of cases.