Westbrook: Sectional-Title Living on the North Coast
Category Property News
For most South Africans, safety is their foremost concern when it comes to purchasing property, which is why living in secure, sectional title complexes has developed into a popular trend among buyers in the country. With 2016 seeing approximately 6000 registered gated communities, and nationally, more than 56 000 sectional-title schemes – this is clearly not a passing fad. This trend has grown in popularity (33% growth year-on-year) on an annual basis and the benefits of these “gated communities” continue to attract hordes of buyers every year.
The main advantage of living in a secure complex is definitely security; as being close to your neighbours is seen as being safer than freehold properties. In addition, most of these complexes have 24/7 security - patrolling the perimeters and entrance.
Situated along the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, the town of Westbrook is one of the fastest growing areas in South Africa. With many residential developments and complexes popping up along the coastline over the last few years, Westbrook has lured a significant number of people seeking a change in lifestyle - with its secure suburbs and stunning natural environment.
Although Westbrook has a “small town” feel, it is close enough to necessary amenities providing all the conveniences of a big city. Emerging around the beach, 15km from Umhlanga and south of Tongaat, Westbrook runs between the Indian Ocean and a ridge of residential complexes, modern apartment buildings and townhouses. These properties are highly sought after due to their spectacular views, ideal location and affordably prices. Popular amenities include medical centres like Netcare Alberlito Hospital, the highly reputable Crawford Primary and High Schools, shopping malls like Ballito Junction, Gateway, La Lucia, a variety of restaurants and eateries. Travel has become easy with King Shaka International Airport a mere 15min away. Other attractions include the annual 32 km International ARB Surf Ski World Cup race that starts in Westbrook and ends in Durban Bay.
For the golfing enthusiasts, visit the Zimbali Estate to play a round of golf, perhaps spend the day with the family at the Crocodile Creek, and indulge in go-karting at the Ace Karting race course or take a helicopter ride over the North Coast.
Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty offers buyers plenty of beautiful homes situated on secure estates and complexes in Westbrook. A Specialised team is at your service to help you with all of your buying and selling needs.
Author: Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty