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A Journey into Randburg

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Randburg is now one of the most desired residential destinations among the residents of Gauteng, as well as those who are relocating into the province. There's much to love about this modern yet timeless town - from its age-old Victorian-style homes to architecturally designed masterpieces that sit on hilltops. Besides prime real estate, Randburg offers complete peace of mind with a diverse mix of amenities and perfect positioning close to popular areas such as Sandton, Germiston and Roodepoort.

For those who want to find out more about this flourishing town, who better to ask than Cobus Odendaal, the Managing Director at Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty Randburg?

Armed with decades of experience navigating the town's property market, Odendaal has built a close relationship with his community and has become a trusted name and area specialist.

He Painted the Following Picture

Leafy Suburban Paradise

For those who are relocating into Randburg or are playing with the idea, let me be your tour guide before you take the leap - because after all - you are leaving your old home behind and starting afresh in a new town, and this takes courage, trust and a little bit of risk.

After dealing with a countless number of buyers who have moved into Randburg, I understand how daunting the process can be - many are nervous about moving into a new community, others find it hard to say goodbye to the homes they are leaving, and some are apprehensive about whether Randburg can cater to their lifestyle needs. If you are thinking along similar lines, it is reassuring to know that this is a normal part of the process. Moreso, after speaking to residents who have recently moved in, most have adapted very quickly and have found a forever home in the town, but more than this, they found a forever life where they can expand their careers, bring up their children and eventually retire.

Randburg can be described as a leafy suburban paradise with winding tree-lined streets that lead to exquisite yet affordable homes. This pretty landscape is further enhanced by a picturesque backdrop characterised by piercing and dramatic views of the Magaliesburg mountain range.

Here, many homes are surrounded by beautiful gardens and patios, which make for perfect entertainment areas and tranquil escapes after long busy days. Having enough outdoor space is an important requirement for residents since most enjoy being surrounded by nature. This is one of the reasons so many buyers move into Randburg and also sets the tone for the lifestyle and attractions they are looking for.

In fact, on a normal weekend, many residents flock to Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam, both are perfect for dog walking and summer picnics.

A Mix of Affordability and Luxury

Randburg is an amalgamation of a number of suburbs that appeal to people from diverse backgrounds. However, after analysing recent inquiries and sales, six suburbs have emerged as the most in-demand areas among homebuyers. These include Randpark Ridge, Linden, Sundowner, Boskruin, North Riding and Northcliff. It is interesting to note that this mix is a balance between affordable suburbs and higher-budget ones.

For example, in Sundowner, two to three bedroom apartments range in price from about R650 000 to R850 000 - these homes almost immediately get snapped-up by buyers as soon as they are placed on the market.

While, the higher-priced Northcliff, is suited to the well-heeled with three to six bedroom homes reaching a price-tag of several million. A great example of a home here is a four-bedroom masterpiece, boasting an open-plan layout, reception areas, a covered patio, landscaped garden and modern pool. To achieve this level of luxury, the home is designed by an award-winning architect.

For me, I believe that Northcliff is one of the most stunning suburbs in Randburg and perfectly encapsulates every unique aspect of the town. The reason buyers are willing to fork out several million for real estate in this suburb is that many homes sit on the slopes of the second highest point in Johannesburg, known as Northcliff Hill. The views are simply majestic, offering sweeping views of the skyline, city and suburbs. An example of a property that soaks up this view is a 6-bedroom home that is currently under offer.

In ending, I have to add that there is so much more about Randburg that I haven't mentioned, from the top-notch schools, trendy malls, state-of-the-art hospitals to a bustling commercial market that accommodates a mix of small to medium businesses, and big multinational and blue-chip companies. - Cobus Odendaal.

Randburg is undoubtedly a home for those who seek comfort, tranquillity, luxury and of course centrality to the rest of the city. Odendaal has accumulated 31 years of experience in the Johannesburg property industry and 17 years specialising in Randburg. Together with his team of experts, they offer a guiding hand for those looking to buy or sell property in this flourishing town.

To find out more, speak to us today.

Author: Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty Randburg

Submitted 29 Mar 19 / Views 218

Randburg, Gauteng

Randburg is an area located in the north west of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Formerly a separate municipality, its administration devolved to the newly created City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, along with neighbouring... More Info