Property in Orange Grove, Gauteng
The original name given to Orange Grove was Lemoen Plaas, Afrikaans for Orange Farm. This name was used as the description of the area because its main use prior to development and incorporation into the city of Johannesburg, was as an Orange Farm. ‘Grove’ is the term for a road lined with trees. Orange Grove is neighboured by Mountain View, Linksfield Ridge and Fairwood. Surrounding suburbs include Sydenham, Doornfontein, Fellside, Victoria, and Orchards. During the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s the suburb of Orange Grove was informally known as “Little Italy” as the majority of residents were of Italian decent, having immigrated from Italy in search of work during the early 1950s. Johannesburg Country Club is located within a short driving distance from Orange Grove, in nearby Auckland Park. Netcare Linksfield Hospital is in close proximity to the area. Linksfield Primary School is also nearby. Louis Botha Avenue, a major street in Johannesburg, passes through Orange Grove into neighbouring Houghton. Mohandas Gandhi was a famous former resident of Orange Grove. He resided at 34 Grove Road in Orange Grove during his early years of practicing law. Orange Grove possesses a library and is home to home to The Radium Beerhall, Johannesburg's oldest surviving bar and grill house. Properties in this area are ideally suited for investment purposes for those seeking affordable office space for a business venture – many houses along busy streets are converted to business properties or multiple unit developments. Those looking for “fixer-upper” property, could purchase in this area as prices are affordable. House prices are in the region of R800 000 to R 2 200 000 and apartments are on sale from R450 000 to R700 000.