7 Reasons to Move to Sandton

  • Sandton is one of Africa’s hottest millionaire playgrounds. It is a magnet for those who seek vibrant innovation.
  • It is acknowledged as South Africa’s premier financial district after the Johannesburg Stock Exchange relocated to Sandton in 2000 and many financial institutions and top companies followed setting up their headquarters. Suburbs such as Sandown and Sandhurst have the best and most expensive commercial properties and offices in South Africa. Wynberg and Kramerville are more known as the industrial area which houses the textile and design industry.
  • Sandton City Shopping Centre is among the largest in Africa, along with Nelson Mandela Square which is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. Diamond Walk is a new addition to Sandton City, referred to as "a shopping paradise" and will be open to the public on 30 April 2015. This will be Africa’s luxury and super-luxury retail destination offering the world’s most wanted brands, such as Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Jimmy Choo and Burberri, to mention a few. With longer trading hours you are able to shop anytime from 09h00 to 20h00, Monday to Saturday. An aboslute treat for any shopaholic.
  • House for sale in Sunninghill Sandton also boasts world class accommodation, restaurants, art galleries, conference facilities, sporting arenas, theatres and many more.
  • The Business Exchange is South Africa’s first new flexible commercial development for SME’s, situated at 150 Rivonia Road. It offers both local and international businesses fully-serviced and flexible office space. It also offers virtual office packages, the company has secured virtual tenants who require a prestigious business address and personalized services without the overheads of renting physical space. The Business Exchange offers a variety of office setup options, featuring a reception area and a welcome lounge for all tenants, fully equipped meeting rooms, complete IT and telecoms infrastructure, parking, café, restaurant and bar within the building.
  • Sandton property has therefore become high in demand for those working in the financial sector and other major businesses. The trend in new property developments is to go skyward and this is evident with the likes of The Emperor, Amazonas, The Regent and the Michelangelo Towers. More and more people nowadays are also choosing to buy in gated estates and complexes, with security being at the top of their list along with the other desirable lifestyle benefits gated communities offer.
  • The residential rental market is on the up, mainly due to the area’s extensive commercial development in the past couple of years, which has led to an unprecedented demand for rental accommodation.

    The highest rental demand, however, is for two bedroom and two bathroom garden units in secure complexes, at a price of between R8 500 and R10 500 per month. Most of the activity is in the vicinity of the Gautrain’s Sandton station on the corner of Rivonia Road and West Street, as it provides quick and easy transport to OR Tambo International Airport and inter-city commuter service from Pretoria through Rosebank to Park Station, Johannesburg. Gautrain also now offers off-peak discounts on both train and busses.

More about Sunninghill

Apartments for sale in Sunninghill Sunninghill is near Sandton City and Fourways with easy access to major highways, such as the N1, R55 and M9. It borders Paulshof, Rivonia, Woodmead and Kyalami. Sunninghill’s excellent security services continue to attract buyers into the suburb. Typical buyers are young professionals, engineers and IT specialists who are looking for upmarket properties and a number of them are either upgrading or downsizing as per their family needs. The market in this area maintains a steady sale level with the rental market continuing to be very active.

The most sought after residential address is Sunninghill Gardens and buyers have an equal interest in sectional title units, clusters and free standing homes. Sunninghill Gardens command higher sale prices as it is in a secure boomed area, while Sunninghill Estate is making its way to achieving the secure status.

The average estimated value of houses for sale is R2,207,000 and apartments for sale is R979,000, as listed on Property24.com.

Waterfall Hills Retirement Resort is conveniently located on Maxwell Drive. Apartments are priced from R1,84 million, with access to facilities such as Gourmet restaurant, Sports Bar, Cigar Lounge, Auditorium/Movie Theatre, Arts-and-Crafts studio, Gymnasium, Heated indoor pool, Walking trials, Bowls/Croquet and Hair/Beauty Salon to mention a few. Facilities also include a comprehensive frail care and mid care centre. The Waterfall Hills is in close proximity to Waterfall Netcare Hospital and Sunninghill Hospital.

The community considers the estate agents an integral part in the upliftment and security of the suburb and has therefore launched the “Member Estate Agent Initiative". The estate agents that join Sunninghill Community Ratepayers Association (SCRA) assist in achieving the vision of “Creating a great place to live, work and relax in a secure and beautiful environment”.

Sunninghill has its own prestigious school, St Peter’s College, a secondary co-educational school. St Peter’s is particularly recognized for its successes in water polo and dramatic arts. The College also manages an annual house-build for Habitat for Humanity. Learners write the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) Examination in Grade 12 which is accredited by the finest tertiary education facilities in South Africa and abroad. The College offers additional subjects such as Engineering Graphic Design, French, Music, Visual Art and Drama to matrics.