Those who live, work and play in the suburbs of Randburg can attest to the wide diversity of options and quality of life this area affords to its residents.
Founded in 1959, Randburg is an extremely popular area with many diverse suburbs, which simultaneously caters for every category of lifestyle and price range while also ticking all the boxes in terms of convenience and accessibility.
Randburg enjoys proximity to the greater Sandton area (but with more competitive price tags in many instances), major arterials, first-rate shopping centres (like Cresta, Northgate Mall and Clearwater Mall) and top-notch medical and sports facilities. The area also boasts excellent private and public schools.
Areas like Blairgowrie and Bordeaux South are very popular due to their larger sized homes and gardens that enjoy excellent proximity to Sandton and all the major shopping, medical centres etc. These properties offer exceptional value for money.
Another popular and upmarket suburb that has always maintained its value over the years is Northcliff and especially Northcliff Ridge which is known for its large homes, stunning views and established gardens. Prices in Northcliff vary from the early R2 millions to R16 million for freehold properties. Sectional title units can sometimes be found for under R1 million.
Honeydew is one of the newest suburbs in Randburg. The property market here offers buyers the option of luxury modern apartments, security complex housing, prime development land and golf estates like the Eagle Canyon Golf Estate. Apartments in Eagle Canyon range from R1.2 million to R3.5 million and homes from R4.5 million all the way up to R16 million.
Other popular suburbs include the family-oriented Jukskei Park and Johannesburg North. These areas are especially favoured by young families who have outgrown cluster and townhouse living as it offers large stands and the opportunity to renovate.
Olivedale is one of the few suburbs that retained its property values throughout the property crash after 2007 and showed consistent growth in property values. These suburbs have easy access to some of the top private and public schools in Randburg and offer close proximity to Fourways and Broadacres which is fast becoming a most important business node.
Melville is closer to the JHB CBD and close to the University of Johannesburg and Wits as well as the SABC and Millpark Hospital.
This bohemian artist enclave is a testament to urban regeneration and particularly popular with professionals that appreciate the patina of wooden floors and pressed ceilings.
Houses generally range from R1.4 Million to R3 Million, but if you want something more affordable, Westdene is directly adjacent and has much of the same vibe as does historic Sophiatown.
Linden is currently a suburb on the up and up with a strong family-oriented community that often situate themselves for in the area for the excellent Afrikaans primary and secondary schools. There is a cafe culture at its heart and many media production companies have situated themselves along the tree-lined streets here.
Greenside and Emmarentia are ever popular suburbs which also present a great opportunity for clients who seek to be closer to Illovo and Rosebank with spacious family homes and large stands. They offer family living in the heart of Johannesburg with a sense of tranquillity enhanced by tree-lined streets, parks and the well-known Emmarentia dam which offers a sailing club. The adjacent botanical garden is perfect for picnics.
Towards the North West you find the most affordable suburbs in the Randburg area. In Weltevreden Park a sectional title unit can be found from R750 000, with family homes starting around the R1.2 million mark.
Weltevreden Park is a beautiful leafy suburb with well-established properties and great access to all amenities and the Western by-pass. Just north is still affordable but slightly more upmarket Randpark Ridge, where many Weltevreden Park residents tend to migrate to when they are looking for a little more space in the garden.
Northriding is the furthest eastern extent of Randburg and is characterised by upmarket sectional title units, excellent shopping centres and convenience to the N1 and is popular with younger families and professionals although it is also an excellent place to invest or find an affordable retirement opportunity.
Buyers in Randburg span a wide age range. While young professionals, retirees looking to scale down and students prefer the sectional title and lock up and go market, full title stands and homes in security villages attract middle to upper income families.