Midrand at a glance
32 years ago, the area of Midrand evolved – making this now populous region seem rather young in a country steeped in heritage and historical notoriety. Since its inception, it has seen quite an insurgence of growth, possibly because of its prime positioning between Johannesburg and Pretoria, which originally earned it the name “Halfway House”. Following the end of Apartheid, the town officially became part of the Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality in 2000, signalling the loss of its independence.
The town has seen particular growth in the last decade or so, due to many people seeing the proximal value of the area to many of the major highways and bi-ways that connect Pretoria and Johannesburg. Midrand is actually used to name all the suburbs around the N1 highway – those north of the Jukskei River, up until the border of Twshane.
Some say that Midrand has negated the divide between Johannesburg and Pretoria, putting it in the heart of the economic and business hub of South Africa. Experts believe that this cross pollination will result in the three areas resembling a city by 2015. At the moment, Midrand encompasses the following suburbs: Country View, Halfway house, Glen Austin, Carlswald, Kyalami, Vorna valley and Crowthorne.
Midrand is now popular for its estate living, a trend that is fast hitting South Africa and many business people are choosing to stay here to flee the hustle and bustle of busy city life. Commuting from Midrand has always been easy, as mentioned before, due to it being situated alongside the N1 and other major roads. Its modern transport improvements have seen the addition of a Gautrain stop as well as the Grand Central airport.
Its airspace is also popular amongst the South African Aviation Authority whose headquarters can be found in Midrand. It’s also home to the largest conference centre in South Africa known internationally and locally as Gallagher Estate. More recently, Midrand became the home of the largest Mosque in South Africa, the Nizamiye Mosque. Both these prominent features have thrust the area into the future and with South Africa firmly on the international business market map; this somewhat young area will continue to see favourable growth.
A Carlswald property presents the perfect opportunity to own a home with an excellent central location. With Midrand becoming an important commercial hub, it is no wonder that residential Midrand real estate is becoming increasingly sought after amongst home buyers. Carlswald lies nestled in the heart of Midrand, half way between Johannesburg and Pretoria, making it an ideal location for commuters who travel between the two cities. It offers a selection of homes, apartments and cluster houses guaranteed to meet the requirements of all prospective buyers.
Carlswald is renowned for its true country feel and provides residents with a wide assortment of shops, entertainment venues, restaurants and green areas where nature lovers can seek respite from the concrete jungle. Fast becoming one of the most visited shopping centres in the area, the Carlswald Lifestyle Shopping Centre offers residents an all in one shopping solution.
The Lory Park Zoo is another popular attraction; with a selection of big cats, exotic birds, primates and reptiles on offer, it is the perfect place to bring the family for a day of educational fun. The zoo also has a tea garden where people can rest their feet and tuck into a delicious meal. In addition to the zoo, residents can enjoy a day of adrenalin-fuelled racing action at the Kyalami Race track, or delight in the majesty and grace of the Lipizzaner stallions at the South African Lipizzaner Trust. The Glen Austin Bird Sanctuary offers bird watchers the opportunity to revel in nature while taking in the song and colour of the many bird species that populate the vicinity.
Home to a number of modern simplex and townhouse complexes as well as prestigious lifestyle estates, Carlswald offers easy access to the N1 highway, as well as other important arterial routes. With a wide range of amenities ranging from schools to shopping centres, the area offers everything you could possibly look for in a suburb.
Anglo American Properties saw an opening for a venue that would encourage safety, security and an upmarket, high quality of life. They thus established Kyalami Estates in 1988 with a prominent focus on easy access to all amenities and a high quality of life. The estate has developed over the years to become a family-friendly environment with a peaceful country atmosphere.
This Kyalami property offers extensive parks and wetlands, combined with attractive landscaping and numerous walk ways around the estate. This makes for a laid back and comfortable lifestyle that feels far away from the pressures of the city, but is close enough to be able to take advantage of it. The city centres of Johannesburg and Tshwane are of equal distance away from Kyalami Estates, as are the East and West Rand.
The Attraction Of Kyalami Property:
Facilities at Kyalami Estates include a clubhouse for open and private functions, tennis, squash and volleyball courts, plus running and walking paths. This living space provides the ultimate venue for health and fitness and an enhanced way of life. Security is of paramount importance to all residents and Kyalami Estate's management team has gone to great lengths to ensure optimal security is upheld using gatehouses that are manned 24 hours a day, roving patrols, and state-of-the art access control for complete peace of mind.
Property for sale in Kyalami Estates benefits hugely from easy access to the Kyalami Race Track, located across the road. This venue has been used for Grand Prix and Formula One races many times and also plays host to the World Super Bikes. Kyalami property is also well-known for its equestrian activities. Kyalami Equestrian Park (home of the Gauteng Horse Society), Inanda Country Base (for polo, cross-country and the Rand Hunt) and the SA Lipizzaner's are all located only moments away.
Kyalami, Leeukop and Dainfern golf courses are a stone's throw away for golfing lovers. Schools in the vicinity include Kyalami Prep, Beaulieu School and College, Summit College; all right on the doorstep, while St Peter's, the American International School and Crawford College are conveniently situated in nearby suburbs.
Specifics Of Kyalami Estates:
Kyalami Estates is within quick and easy reach of Sandton, Centurion, Fourways and Tshwane for all shopping, entertainment and business needs. This all adds up to a package that is a complete investment in lifestyle within a well-established community. For this reason, prices on homes start at around R2 million and escalate to R8 million or more. Despite the prices, Kyalami property for sale is always hugely in demand.