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The best suburbs in Pretoria to buy property

Pretoria offers a balance between tranquil town life and access to the high-energy hubs of Johannesburg. Here are suburbs of interest to property invetsors.

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Article summary

  • The city hosts a number of tranquil, leafy suburbs along with easy access to the high-energy hub of Johannesburg.
  • Suburbs in Pretoria East are experiencing rapid development, with an increasing number of schools, hospitals and shopping centres.
  • A host of freestanding homes and sectional title estates make it ideal for family living.

The grand old suburb offers a balance between the buzz of Johannesburg and the tranquillity of a small town. Pretoria is rich in culture, outdoor activities and educational facilities, with an array of family homes in leafy suburbs that offer peace and quiet along with easy access to commercial hubs.

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Here are some of the suburbs that budding property investors should keep their eyes on.

1. Faerie Glen

The suburb lives up to its name with a collection of tree-lined avenues, parks and nature reserves that make it feel like a reclusive forest location. However, its proximity to the city centre means it offers easy access to urban facilities to go with its peaceful surroundings.

Average sale price R1 500 000 — R2 000 000.
Nearby attractions Faerie Glen Nature Reserve, Sammy Marks Museum, Atterbury Value Mart, and Scuba Crew.

2. Waverley

A scenic suburb at the foot of the Magaliesberg Mountains. The majority of the properties in this well-developed suburb are freehold, making it a great area for families. Easy access to the N1 makes it an ideal location for those who want a quick route between family and work.

Average sale price R1 750 000 — R2 000 000.
Nearby attractions Wonderboom Nature Reserve, Melrose House, Transvaal Museum, and Kruger House Museum.

3. Queenswood

A suburb rich in culture and hosts to outdoor attractions while offering easy access to the city centre and the University of Pretoria. The Pretoria Botanical Gardens offer a welcome escape from city life, while Melrose House offers tea in a charming Victorian venue.

Average sale price R1 400 000 — R1 600 000.
Nearby attractions Pretoria National Botanical Gardens, Church Square, Melrose House, Kruger House Museum, National Zoological Gardens, and National Cultural History Museum.

4. Lynnwood

A leafy suburb with easy access to the N1; Lynnwood is a grand old neighbourhood with many houses that offer old-world charm. It hosts an array of shopping centres and restaurants, along with close proximity to lush gardens and urban cultural centres.

Average sale price R2 000 000 — R2 500 000.
Nearby attractions Pretoria National Botanical Gardens, Melrose House, CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research).

5. Menlo Park

A rapidly developing suburb with a colourful mix of family-friendly homes, entertainment, theatres, and educational facilities. It is the location of Menlo Park High School and lies in close proximity to the University of Pretoria.

Average sale price R2 000 000.
Nearby attractions Menlyn and Brooklyn Mall, Market on Main, Waterkloof Golf Club, and Imax Theatre.

6. Rietvalleirand

A lush green suburb with a host of family-friendly homes. Offers easy access to the neighbouring city of Johannesburg, the cultural and business hub of South Africa. The nearby Irene Village Mall hosts restaurants, entertainment and over 100 speciality stores.

Average sale price R2 000 000.
Nearby attractions Irene Village Mall, and Retief Obelisk.

7. Erasmuskloof

Neighbour to the residential suburb of Waterkloof Ridge, Erasmuskloof is an up-and-coming suburb with a number of expansive estates amidst lush leafy surroundings. In addition to its proximity to outdoor activities and cultural landmarks, the suburb is but a 20-minute drive from OR Tambo Airport.

Average sale price R1 000 000 — R1 500 000.
Nearby attractions Snyman Sjokolateur Chocolates, Voortrekker Monument, National Botanical Gardens, Church Square, National Zoological Gardens, and Waterkloof Golf Course.

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