Sandton at a glance
Sandton property: A profile of Sandton property from a prospective buyer’s perspective, with information on attractions and where to buy in Sandton.
Sandton’s unrivalled status as the premier business hub of South Africa has created one of the most sought-after destinations in the country. Comprising the vibrant and high energy central business district, along with a seemingly endless supply of lush, green suburbs which typify the north of Johannesburg, Sandton property is undoubtedly some of the most desirable top-end real estate in the land.
Often referred to as the mink and manure belt owing to the equestrian centres and small holdings which characterise the rather rural and countrified commercial and residential zone, Sandton is the focal point of the vast Johannesburg Metro.
With sparkling job opportunities at the corporate HQ’s, investment banks and financial institutions that flocked to the area in the 1990’s, together with an integrated public transport network, first world infrastructure and excellent academic and health facilities, it is no wonder Sandton properties are snapped up by wise investors.
Commuters to the other primary business hubs of the Johannesburg and Tshwane Metros – Rosebank, Johannesburg, Midrand, Centurion and Pretoria – are able to reach their destinations via the M1/N1 highway and the Gautrain rapid rail network.
The multi-lane north/south highway also provides a convenient escape to the popular week-end retreats of Sun City, the Magaliesberg, Dullstroom, the Leeuwkloof Valley Conservancy and prime big five safari destinations.
Sandton is blessed with a host of popular attractions over and above the glittering nightclubs, speciality stores and award-winning restaurants which grace the shopping malls and entertainment complexes of the trendy area.
The Tuscan-style Montecasino offers gambling, fine dining and live theatre in stunning surroundings, while sports lovers are well entertained by the action at the Woodmead and Johannesburg Country and Golf Clubs.
Why Buy in Sandton?
Sandton properties cater to a surprisingly wide range of budgets, with property ranging from elegant family abodes set in spacious ground to modern high security townhouses in an assortment of architectural styles and value-for-money homes in cluster developments.
The area is also renowned for its luxury apartments in the high-rise buildings which emulate the skyline of New York. One of the top selling penthouse pads in the country, which went for a cool R43 million, is located in Sandton.
Where to Buy in Sandton
Prestigious Sandton properties are available in a host of elegant residential areas including:
- Sandton Central
- Gallo Manor
Speak to a real partner about purchasing a Sandton property by contacting the Jawitz Properties Sandton branch today!