Randburg at a glance
Randburg is a large, upmarket area located in the north west of Johannesburg. It is home to over 32 suburbs of which most are residential. Randburg is well known for stunning shopping centres and entertainment areas (such as Brightwater Commons, Cresta Centre, NorthGate and various others).
Suburbs in the Randburg area:
Bergbron is situated in the suburbs of Randburg, offering the perfect residence for family living or for commuters looking for a more spacious location, while not compromising on travel time.
Ridged by the N1 Western Bypass and Ontdekkers Road/Main Road, Bergbron is snugly tucked away enough from Johannesburg to provide a sense of suburbia, while retaining enough of its urban atmosphere to host a wide range of convenient facilities for its residents. Only 20 minutes’ drive from Johannesburg central, Bergbron is the urban commuter’s dream - all the convenience of living near the city, but none of the rush.
Perfect for families with children, Bergbron has a host of schools within a six kilometre radius, and there are even more to choose from closer to the city centre. CJ Botha Secondary School, Laerskool Jim Fouche, Northcliff Hill Nursery School, Hoerskool Florida and Orban Private School are only some of the names prospective parents will be happy to hear. Randburg itself is a steadily growing business centre, making a Bergbron property ideal for working professionals or for those looking to invest in a popular area.
The Berg Centre and Bergbron Shopping Centre provide localised access to grocers, restaurants, cafés, an optometrist and other convenient amenities. For those wanting a larger variety of products, Cresta Shopping Mall, Northcliff Square, Flora Centre and Devon Valley Centre are also within 10 kilometres away, and are easily accessible by a 15 minute drive.
The Bergbron area is generally characterized by spacious single-story residences with ample, walled-in gardens, as well as a lot of greenery.
Set in the heart of Randburg, Blairgowrie offers a quiet lifestyle in a suburb with conveniently placed shopping centres, a number of parks, as well as easy access to Sandton and numerous other important destinations around the Johannesburg northern suburbs. Named after the town of Blairgowrie in Scotland, the slightly bohemian nature of the suburb and its serene tranquillity makes it an ideal area for someone who is looking for the perfect place to relax and unwind after a hard day’s work.
One of the main attractions in the area is the 104 hectare Delta Park; a sprawling green delight for any nature lover, with numerous walking trails which link three tree-lined dams, as well as a visual trail with hides from which to observe the park’s multitude of feathered residents. The Delta Environmental Centre offers residents the opportunity to engage in a number of wildlife-related courses facilitated by professional staff.
There are a number of recreational and shopping facilities in the vicinity, including the conveniently located Blairgowrie Plaza, the Fernridge centre and Cresta Shopping centre. With over 240 stores to choose from, Cresta remains one of the most popular shopping centres in the district and offers a host of restaurants and entertainment facilities.
Due to its excellent location, Blairgowrie is a perfect place for people from all walks of life to call home. Central to a number of important business sectors, it is ideal for business people as well as families, with properties large enough to accommodate active, young children. There is also a selection of well-respected schools to choose from, such as the Blairgowrie Primary School and Randburg High School.
For those who enjoy Golf, the Bryanston Country Club is just around the corner, as is the Randpark Golf Club. Blairgowrie property offers a variety of homes, mostly consisting of large, quaint three to five bedroom houses with good sized yards. The yards are generally rich in foliage, with numerous trees. As the perfect place to relax and unwind, property in Blairgowrie should be on the list of every house hunter.
The areas of Craighall and Craighall Park were established in the late 1800s early
1900s as numerous pieces of Craighall real estate became available. The Braamfontein Spruit and the lake situated on it, plus the extra fertile soil created the perfect land to establish garden markets. In fact, much of the fresh produce in early Johannesburg was supplied from Craighall and Craighall Park.
Much of the original property for sale in Craighall was bought by Scottish families with the most well-known family being the Rattrays. This family established a guest house, which later became the Hyde Park Hotel and is now where the Colony Shopping Centre is situated. The guesthouse saw early Johannesburg residents coming for a quiet week-end to while away time fishing, boating and picnicking near the lake. Unfortunately, over the years the lake has silted over, but there are still many remnants that remind us of this time such as the oak trees planted by Mr Rattray and Rattray's weir.
The Attraction Of Craighall Real Estate
This leafy, residential area is conveniently situated lending to much available property for sale in Craighall as well as Craighall rentals. Close to good schools, recreational amenities, the inner city and many modern, busy shopping malls, such as Hyde Park, Rosebank and Sandton. The recently opened Gautrain Stations are not far away.
Property for sale in Craighall is further enhanced by the large open tracts of land on Delta Park. Numerous recreational activities can be assumed here such as hiking, dog walking, picnicking and mountain biking. There are also stables situated at the nursery offering quiet rides in the beautiful scenery for both children and adults alike.
Craighall and Craighall Park sport a variety of fabulous restaurants, dotted throughout the suburb and providing both casual and fine dining. Craighall real estate is made all the more prominent by a great local gym, a number of nursery schools and well-established primary schools.
Specifics Of Property For Sale in Craighall
This popular area favoured by young and old is an ideal residential location for comfortable family living and sound residential investment.
Craighall property for sale offers a collection of large comfortable homes with expansive gardens and swimming pools, as well as great apartment blocks and more recently developed sectional title duplexes and clusters.
Find your ideal property for sale in Craighall or Craighall Park.
Craighall Park is one of Johannesburg’s upmarket Northern suburbs. Just outside the massively cosmopolitan heart of Sandton, the collection of lush neighbourhoods form a belt between Parkhurst and the bustling Sandton Central Business District.
As one of the oldest suburbs in the city, its beautiful gardens offer the area an air of natural tranquillity, making it the ideal place for families. Epitomising its family-orientated nature, within the very suburb is Fleming Pre-Primary School, as well as Craighall Primary School. Just ten minutes away is Hyde Park High School.
Getting in and out of the city is easy when living in Craighall Park, it is conveniently located between Beyers Naude Drive and Jan Smuts Avenue, two of the major arteries in the northern part of the city and without traffic, getting from A to B is quick and effortless.
Just around the corner is Hyde Park Shopping Centre, which hosts popular art film screenings on Tuesday nights. It is also a hotspot for Saturday morning breakfasts for weekend early birds. Close by is the River Club Golf Course and the Sandton Sports Club, for those looking to enjoy a round of golf.
Craighall Park promises a balance of family tranquillity and the buzzing hub of Sandton City with fashion, coffee shops and entertainment.
Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty offers a range of residential properties for those wanting to live in Ferndale. This beautiful leafy suburb is located in Randburg and is made up of a mix of residential homes, shops and commercial properties.
One of the biggest advantages of Ferndale is its central location. With a bit of knowledge of the area, residents can get anywhere relatively quickly. Despite various business parks in the area, the suburb is not short of open spaces.
When it comes to shopping, Ferndale residents and visitors are spoilt for choice. The suburb is conveniently located close to malls such as Cresta Centre and Brightwater Commons.
Attractions in Ferndale
1) Brightwater Commons
Brightwater Commons mall is situated in Ferndale and is the ideal spot for those in need of some retail therapy. The mall boasts around 70 stores and restaurants and has a little something for every member of the family. Plenty of greenery and grassy lawns add to the overall beauty of the mall.
Visitors can enjoy a variety of entertainment options such as:
- Some of Adventure golfing
- A skating session at the Boogaloos skatepark
- A bowling challenge with friends
- The popular musical fountains
- A round of lazerquest
2) The Randburg Flea Market
The Randburg Flea Market is situated opposite the Brightwater Commons. With over 220 permanent stalls, there is plenty to see. Visitors can enjoy some local arts and crafts and get a true taste for South African culture while browsing through the various stalls.
This permanent market is surrounded by lush green lawns and restaurants suitable for the entire family. The stalls are protected from the elements, ensuring a pleasant browsing experience regardless of weather conditions. The little ones can unleash their inner superhero or Disney princess with complimentary face painting.
There is ample secure parking available for visitors.
3) Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam
For those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam offer a peaceful sanctuary and are just a short drive away from Ferndale. The dam is considered one of the best spots in Johannesburg to take your four-legged friend for a walk.
4) Appletons Village
The Appletons Village is ideal for residents who lead a busy life and require a quick shopping solution. This small centre is home to 21 well chosen shops that will cater for all your essential needs. The centre is home to popular tenants such as Woolworths and Clicks. Other shops in the centre include restaurants and confectionery stores, a book shop, stationery shop as well as health and beauty boutiques.
Schools in Ferndale
Ferndale Property Specialists
The Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty team is made up of highly skilled agents who can assist with all your property related queries. If you are looking to buy or sell in the Ferndale area please contact us.
Greenside property offers prospective homeowners a serene lifestyle in idyllic surroundings. It also has the privilege to be in proximity to high profile neighbouring suburbs, which include: Linden, Parkhurst, Parktown North and Emmarentia.
With majestic Jacaranda trees lining the streets, a property in Greenside is an ideal investment for families looking for a spacious home that is located in proximity to a host of amenities. The large homes and good sized plots offer an upmarket lifestyle which has something to suit everyone.
The suburb’s central location allows a resident the ability to access to a number of major arterial routes feeding into Johannesburg, Rosebank and Sandton.
Greenside property is known for its wondrous selection of restaurants and offers food lovers a selection of delights in which you can indulge, including: sushi, Italian, Greek and Portuguese cuisine…to mention a few. Your children’s education is in safe hands as there are numerous top class schools on available.
Furthermore, for your all of your necessities and retail needs, there is a selection of prime shopping centres such as Cresta Shopping Centre, Rosebank Mall and The Raceview Centre located in the heart of Greenside. A property in Greenside also offers a host of attractions for those who love the outdoors. With Emmarentia Dam close by, residents can enjoy a variety of water sports such as canoeing and windsurfing, or simply take the dog for a strolling the banks while admiring the plethora of waterfowl that make their home in this slice of nature. The Johannesburg Botanic Gardens also offers a unique outing where one can enjoy magnificent beauty.
Property in this suburb is situated close to numerous amenities such as schools, shopping centres and parks. The Greenside High School was voted the number one public school in Gauteng in 2007, and underlines the high standard of education on offer to residents of this beautiful and peaceful suburb. A vibrant nightlife is also on offer, and Melville is just around the corner for those looking for a great night out.
Greenside is mostly made up of spacious, free standing homes with large yards. The beauty of the Jacarandas lining the streets and the serene atmosphere means that it is a perfect place to come home to each day. Greenside property offers a variety of houses which range from apartments for newlywed couples or singles to magnificent 5 bedroom homes for large families.