Where to shop for the best luxury living apartments in Johannesburg
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Johannesburg is not known as the City of Gold for nothing. Yes, it might originally stem from its early boom days when the gold rush hit the region, yet the city continues to live up to its popular nickname today. Proudly sitting in the heart of South Africa’s wealthiest province, this alpha global city is a primary node in the greater global economic network. It is home to the country’s stock exchange, numerous multinational companies' headquarters, a vibrant food, entertainment, and culture scene… and a spectacular selection of luxury residential homes and apartments.
In fact, like the trends observed in other major global cities, the demand for luxury apartments in Johannesburg is rapidly rising. This increasingly popular inner-city living does not only involve opulent, spacious apartments, but developments that include everything needed, all in the same building and under one roof for convenient and comfortable living in Johannesburg, including gyms, shops, and top restaurants. That said, Johannesburg also has a wide range of residential areas, each with its own charm and style of luxury apartments. Whether you are growing your business empire, are here for the flashing lights and vibrant nightlife, or are raising a family in the city of cities on the African continent, there is a perfect address for you. Here is a selection of popular areas where you will find some of the most exclusive and best apartments in Johannesburg:
As with many cities around the world, the city centre of Johannesburg has experienced a revival in recent years. Apartments in the Maboneng Precinct, Newtown, and Braamfontein specifically are highly sought-after by single professionals and young couples. With an amazing nightlife and many shopping opportunities in the area, you can find several stylishly renovated living spaces with great security and amazing city views.
This is the financial, corporate, and hospitality centre of the city and country as a whole, and a playground for the rich and influential. It is also home to some of the best shopping experiences in the country and a number of state-of-the-art luxury apartments located in new mixed-use developments, such as the ones found in the Leonardo, the new tallest building in all of Johannesburg and the African continent. You can choose to stay at the centre of it all or venture into one of Sandton’s many affluent, leafy suburban areas which offer a mix of spacious family homes and upmarket apartment blocks, such as Bryanston, Sandown, Hyde Park, and Morningside.
This is one of the oldest and best-established suburbs of Johannesburg and it boasts beautiful scenery and stunning views of the city. Winding roads take you past a host of amazing homes and apartments nestled on the slopes of Northcliff Hill.
Next to Northcliff, Melville is a trendy area with a very bohemian feel. The nightlife is lively and the streets lined with charming cafés, beautiful antique shops and delectable restaurants. It is also home to the Melville Koppies Nature Reserve, where you can go for walks and enjoy great views.
Parktown and Rosebank
This is where you want to be if you want to be close to the centre of activity, but also want easy access to some of the top schools in the country. It is a great area for families.
Travel nationally or abroad often? Then Bedfordview is ideal for you. It provides easy access to the city while also being near the O.R. Tambo International Airport. Yet, it is a tranquil space with leafy streets and conveniently located shopping malls.
Contact Fine & Country to discover some of the best apartments Johannesburg has to offer in these areas, plus many more. We specialise in luxury properties and will help you find the ideal living space for you.