Incredible Growth in Vibrant Robindale
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Robindale is a picturesque and quaint suburb situated east of the N1 Western Bypass highway in Randburg, just 3.9km (9 minutes) from the town's CBD, 9.9km (20 minutes) from Sandton and 15.8km (31 minutes) from the Johannesburg CBD. The residential market is predominantly comprised of freestanding homes (51.54%), followed by sectional-titles (46.42%), the remaining stock is taken up by estates which make up a very small percentage of 2.06%.
It is an upmarket suburb, ideal for professionals with large families who require big architectural designed homes that boast magnificent garden space, entertainment areas and designer finishes. According to analytics company, Lightstone, residents of Robindale often find their forever homes here, with 50% of home buyers living in the suburb for 11 years or more. Creating a convenient, productive and happy life in Robindale is an easy task for residents as it is centrally located to key suburbs, cities and towns, allowing residents quick access to commercial precincts, amenities such as shopping malls, hospitals and schools, and offers an array of attractions.
Shopping malls situated close by are Cresta Shopping Centre, Ferndale on Republic and Bram Fischer Shopping Centre; hospitals include Medicross Randburg and Randburg Day Clinic; and schools and universities include Randburg High School, Laerskool Unika and Damelin.
The exquisite nature that surrounds Randburg gives way to breathtaking attractions that draw-in Robindale residents and even holidaymakers. On any given holiday or weekend, you can find residents flocking to the Randpark Golf Club, Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, Johannesburg Zoo, as well as, Emmarentia Dam and Delta Park. These attractions feature various activities such as walking trails and picnics set amidst a backdrop of rolling hills and lush greenery.
Although Robindale is home to a large number of professionals with families, recent trends suggest that the market is becoming more diverse and inclusive of younger buyers who are climbing up the corporate ladder. According to reports, and as expected, 41% of stable owners fall into the middle-aged group between 36-49 years old - they also make up 43% of recent buyers. Where it gets interesting is the youth/adult group (18-35 years old), although they make up 11% of stable owners, this is set to change as they are now the biggest percentage of recent buyers at 49% and are also the lowest percentage of recent sellers at 15%.
The changing demographics towards a more balanced one is indicative of Robindale's convenient and central location close to commercial precincts around the city, which is a major attraction for younger buyers who want to be near CBD's around Randburg, Sandton and Johannesburg. For this group, the suburb has affordable sectional-titles, which average around R1mil or less, cutting way below market-related prices, especially when compared to house prices in Sandton.
Homes in Robindale are beautiful with a high appeal across demographics - this is leading to high demand for property and subsequently, high growth in home values above inflationary increases. The biggest increase is in vacant land prices, which has seen an incredible average growth of 253% over a ten year period. This indicates that the suburb is a popular destination for buyers who are building their own homes, as well as developers who are investing in the land to build more residential developments.
The freestanding and sectional-title market has also experienced notable growth, with a respective increase in property values of 64.3% and 42.5%.
To find out more about the homes in Robindale, speak to your helpful agents from Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty Randburg today.
Author: Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty Randburg