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New property developments in Johannesburg

The City of Gold offers developments in sought-after neighbourhoods, many of which offer a balance between peaceful living and proximity to the city centre.

New Developments Johannesburg

Article summary

  • Canyon Villas: Luxurious freehold homes on a lush golf estate.
  • The Paramount: Hotel-style living in the affluent suburb of Houghton.
  • City Centre: A luxurious development located on a private estate with a lagoon and parklands.
  • 170 on Grosvenor: Affordable accommodation in one of Johannesburg’s most sought-after suburbs.
  • Akaru: Luxury apartments with city views, walking trails, and sports activities.
  • Elbrus: Sunny secluded accommodation in a high-end residential suburb.
  • The Annex: Family-friendly development with top-notch facilities in a peaceful neighbourhood.

Choosing from the many exciting developments popping up in the City of Gold can be difficult, so we’ve made it easier by providing this guide to the hottest new developments in Johannesburg.
This will help you make an informed decision when purchasing a home ideally suited to your requirements, whether you’re looking for family-living or the single professional lifestyle.

The hottest new developments in Johannesburg

See the wealth of choices available in sought-after Johannesburg suburbs. Many of these developments offer a balance between peaceful living and proximity to the city centre, while others provide escape from the bustle of the city.

1. Canyon Villas

Canyon Villas

These family-friendly homes are located on a lush golf estate with parks, dams, and natural wetland areas. An idyllic location and secure community near to hospitals and schools.

  • Price: From R3 975 000 to R5 520 000.
  • Apartments: 2.5 bedroom, 3-bedroom and 4-bedroom freehold homes. Kitchen, lounge, dining room, and covered patio. Double automated garage. Optional extras include a downstairs study or bar.
  • Amenities: Restaurant, bar, and halfway house; tennis courts; parks; children’s play areas; gym; dams and watercourses; fishing; golf course and driving range.
  • Neighbourhood: Proximity to Wilgeheuwel Hospital, Blueberry Hill Hotel, shopping centres, schools, and office complexes.

2. The Paramount

The Paramount

Hotel-style living in the affluent suburb of Houghton. Ideal for young professionals looking for a balance between executive features and homely living.

  • Price: From R2 000 000 to R11 990 000.
  • Apartments: Furnished hotel-style apartments with luxury finishes and fibre. Roof gardens with gas braai, prep bowl, and storage space.
  • Amenities: Gym; coffee shop; business centre; concierge; on-demand laundry and cleaning service; 24-hour security.
  • Neighbourhood: Proximity to Gautrain, retail & business centres, schools and places of worship.

3. City Centre at Steyn City

City Centre at Steyn City

Steyn City is a world unto itself, with a lagoon and acres of parkland. City Centre is its flagship development, offering luxurious homes leading onto piazzas that will soon be a bustling hub of shopping centres and restaurants. The place to live if you want to get away from it all.

  • Price: R2.6 million to R35 million.
  • Apartments: One-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom and four-bedroom apartments in single or double-storey homes and penthouses. Television lounge, study, state-of-the-art blue-line kitchen with appliances, and entertainment patios. Some houses have elevators.
  • Amenities: 300m lagoon with water slides, kayaks, pedalos and snack kiosk; 2 000 acre parkland; piazza with Seattle Coffee; on-site deli; mountain bike trail; golf course. The piazza will soon host restaurants and shopping centres.
  • Neighbourhood: Steyn City is its own private city with an on-site school and office block. Flights can be booked through Steyn City’s Helistop.

4. 170 on Grosvenor

170 on Grosvenor

This slick development offers affordable accommodation in a highly sought-after location. Prices are astoundingly low for a block offering spacious apartments and numerous facilities.

  • Price: From R714 000.
  • Apartments: Studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom units.
  • Amenities: Coffee shop, gym, laundromat, swimming pool, braai areas, co-working spaces, concierge, valet services, and medical centre.
  • Neighbourhood: One of the most sought-after locations in Joburg, Bryanston is an idyllic neighbourhood with tree-lined streets but also offers proximity to Sandton. Nearby attractions include Bryanston Sports Club, Bryanston Country Club, shopping centres, and restaurants.

5. Akaru


A development with walking trails, sports activities and amazing city views. The apartments are
affordable and well-equipped, and the suburb offers a balance of family-friendly living and proximity to the city centre.

  • Price: R995 000 to R2 850 000.
  • Apartments: One-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom apartments. Backup power, solar-augmented hot water, high-speed Wi-Fi, and luxury finishes.
  • Amenities: Business centre, multi-purpose sports court, clubhouse, swimming pool, kid’s pool, gym, rooftop garden, pet-friendly walking trails, laundry facilities, 24-hour security.
  • Neighbourhood: Family-friendly suburban living in Bryanston, with easy access to major highways. Bustling nightlife, a wealth of recreational and sports activities, shopping centres, and restaurants.

6. Elbrus


Sunny secluded accommodation in a high-end residential suburb. Elbrus offers patios with gardens, perfect for relaxing after a busy work day.

  • Price: From R1.85 million
  • Apartments: Two-bedroom apartments with gardens and patios. Open-plan living room and kitchen. Solar geyser and generator.
  • Neighbourhood: Morningside is a peaceful suburb just a short drive from Sandton. Its proximity to the city belies its sense of seclusion. Nearby attractions include The Outspan Bird Sanctuary and Village Walk shopping centre.

7. The Annex

The Annex

A luxurious space close to the airport, making it ideal for people who have families but also need to travel for work. Top-notch facilities including a swimming pool, gym, and office spaces. Kids can play in the daycare centre protected by 24-hour security.

  • Price: From R1.2 million to R2.5 million.
  • Apartments: Two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments.
  • Amenities: Swimming pool, gym, daycare centre, office spaces, 24-hour security.
  • Neighbourhood: One of the best property investment areas in Johannesburg, offering close proximity to Sandton and OR Tambo Airport while still hosting a wealth of spacious properties in quiet neighbourhoods. Nearby attractions include Bedford Centre and Gilooly’s Farm.

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