Houghton Estate property comprises A-list real estate in one of Johannesburg wealthiest and most desirable suburbs in the northern subrubs of Johannesburg.
Houghton is characterised by large gracious family homes set in immaculate and spacious grounds, lavish contemporary townhouses and the occasional stunted apartment block featuring delightful art deco flats; Houghton Estate properties have long attracted the rich and famous.
Academics, business leaders and politicians, including former President Nelson Mandela, have made this stylish residential area their home.
With a rural ambience fashioned by the broad tree lined streets, a diverse topography comprising low ridges and deep valleys and a dearth of retail or commercial development, Houghton Estate is the epitome of gracious living in the midst of the bustling Johannesburg Metro.
Centrally located on either side of the M1 motorway with effortless access to the major north/south highways, Houghton Estate properties are close to all the important business hubs of Johannesburg, Braamfontein, Rosebank and Sandton and their associated shopping destinations.
Houghton Estate Attractions
Houghton Estate residents are able to enjoy a host of suburban attractions and highlights.
The Wilds, a 17.5 ha indigenous garden featuring proteas, Namaqualand daisies and other African flora was once part of the grounds of Hohenheim, the stately abode of author, Sir Percy Fitzpatrick. Today it is a popular inner city eco escape offering a network of hiking paths.
Avid golfers have two championship golf courses to play. The challenging par 70 Killarney Golf Course is currently ranked within the top 60 golf courses in South Africa whereas the leafy parklands Houghton Golf Course, host to eight South African Open Championships over the years, has recently undergone a makeover and is known for its wealth of challenging par-fours.
Houghton Estate Facilities
Although the noble suburb has remained largely residential, owners of Houghton Estate properties are close to all the necessary facilities and essential services.
Three of the country’s elite public and private schools – St John’s College, King Edward VII and Roedean – provide a blend of excellent education and sports whereas the Wits Business School, Wits University, the University of Johannesburg and the Donald Gordon Medical Institute are within a stone’s throw of the elite Johannesburg suburb.
Norwood Police Station provides the requisite safety and security whilst a number of hospitals and clinics – Johannesburg General, Linksfield Clinic, Donald Gordon Institute, Milpark, Rosebank, Garden City Clinic and Parklane Clinic – offer more than adequate health care services.
Find out more about purchasing Houghton Estate property by contacting the Jawitz Houghton Estate consultant today!