Which Joburg Neighbourhood Is Your Ideal Fit?

Let’s be honest, one of the things we love about our fair city is that it’s so cosmopolitan and diverse. No matter where your interests lie, you can always find something that excites you! It’s the same when it comes to where we choose to settle down.

Which Joburg Neighbourhood Is Your Ideal Fit?
There’s definitely something for everyone in our pretty city. Image Sources: Wikipedia/South African Tourism

Each area in Joburg has its own unique vibe. That’s why we’ve put together this amazing list… so now you can get a place in your perfect neighbourhood with ease!

1. Sandton

This super-stylish space is perfect for those that love the bustling, city vibe. It’s also affectionately known as Africa’s richest square mile because of all the commercial activity that goes on. So let’s just say that you can find ambitious, business-minded people here.

Don’t let that fool you though – Sandton is synonymous with shopping, luxury and fine dining. If you have yet to take a stroll inside Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square, we suggest you put it on your ‘to-do’ list ASAP. Sandton also has many stunning apartments to rent. Having said that, staying in this area can get pricey – but if that chic city vibe is what you’re after, then this is the place to be.

2. Randburg & Ferndale

Are you all about the family? Or, do you perhaps want to live in an area that has a mixed population of old and young residents? Randburg and Ferndale are central to many great entertainment hubs, including Sandton City and Montecasino, and they have something for everyone!

The best part about this area is that there are older, well-established properties as well as new developments to choose from. You’re also only a hop and a skip away from Brightwater Commons, Randburg Square and Cresta Shopping Centre, so you can be sure that all your shopping needs will be taken care of. It’s also great if you’re just starting off because the rates on properties vary.

3. Joburg South

If you prefer rolling hills and open spaces to sky-high buildings and bustling streets, why not look at settling down in the South of Joburg? There are several suburbs to choose from, including Bassonia, Glenvista, Lenasia and Oakdene, to name a few.

The great thing about living in Joburg South is that there’s a lot of development happening, but not at the expense of the area’s natural beauty. Plus, some of the suburbs there are much more affordable than in other areas. If you’re looking for a neighbourhood with an energetic vibe, or one that’s family-orientated, give the South a try.

4. Rosebank & Parktown

Rosebank has become increasingly trendy over the past few years and boasts a variety of shopping malls, restaurants, markets, luxurious hotels, cinemas, art galleries and night clubs. Needless to say that this is the perfect place to stay if you’re always in need of something to do.

For those of you that prefer quiet residential areas, Parktown may be the perfect choice – think a well-established suburb with lots of greenery and a tranquil atmosphere. While there is plenty to do in the area, just remember that large mansions are a prevailing feature here, and that doesn’t leave a lot of room for new developments.

5. Fourways

With Montecasino just around the corner and an abundance of shopping malls, hotels and lodges in the area, Fourways is ideal for those who enjoy the night life. However, the area itself is versatile in that it’s also home to many well-known private schools and colleges, which is ideal for families.

Sunninghill, Lonehill, Dainfern and Broadacres are just some of the suburbs in this neighbourhood and the property in Fourways is always in high demand. If you’re looking for an area with exclusivity as well as long-term potential, this is definitely a good choice. After all, everything you need is only a short distance away!

6. Joburg CBD

This is the definition of big city living – the streets are always filled with people, which adds to the area’s busy vibe. The city centre is also going through a massive gentrification and is already home to several trendy, up-and-coming precincts.

Braamfontein and Maboneng are great success stories, and now attract a hip, arty crowd to their bars, restaurants, shops and art galleries. There are also several lofts and modern apartments in the immediate areas, which means finding a cool property to rent within the heart of Joburg is super easy.

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