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Other perspectives on the prime property for sale in Sandton
Since shortly after the establishment of Sandton City and the centre’s prestigious office towers, the financial, economic, and business hub of South Africa gradually moved from Johannesburg’s inner-city area to Sandton – largely because of inner-city decay and decline. Property in Sandton quickly became the epitome of prime property in South Africa – a trend which has continued from the late 1970s until today, with no signs of slowing down.
Sandton lies towards the north of Johannesburg and is easily accessible by road from all points of the compass, which adds to its allure as a business and residential area of choice.
Moreover, Sandton also connects with the country’s principal airport, O. R. Tambo International Airport, and Pretoria via the Gautrain system. This fast, user-friendly passenger transport service is invaluable in a country that lacks a variety of efficient public transport options.
50 years of changes
Almost anyone who last saw Sandton in the 1960s and only returned now would not recognise Sandton as it is today in the 21st century. Just about everything has developed and changed dramatically. It’s not just the new Sandton skyline that has altered this suburb, which was a semi-rural area until the ‘60s, sparsely populated, and composed in part of horse lovers, who commuted to central Johannesburg for work during the week and lived a leisurely country lifestyle on weekends.
Gone are the unpaved dirt roads, which were often little more than dusty tracks through the veld. Property owners and buyers who pursue prime, luxury Sandton properties that are offered for sale in the media’s property pages are assured of world-class infrastructure in this prestigious area that still retains some of its original essence.
The gardens in leafy Sandton are lovely; many of them landscaped by experts in the art of landscaping. The garden-friendly Sandton climate and temperatures are typically about 2 °C warmer than those of central Johannesburg.
National Public Gardens Day
This year, on the 10th of May 2019, gardeners, landscapers, plant nurseries and those who appreciate gorgeous Sandton and South Africa’s green spaces and gardens, will be celebrating nature’s beautiful home and public garden bounty. If you are a resident of sensational Sandton, you should take the time to explore the public gardens in your area. Nothing can be as relaxing as taking the time to enjoy the nature around you, which there is plenty of around Sandton.
Remember the bees
Worldwide, bee populations are under threat due to environmental factors, the use of pesticides, the destruction of plant species that attract bees, and human encroachment. Making matters worse in southern Africa, the extreme drought that affected all life forms in Gauteng and other areas during the El Niño effect of 2016/17, the South African bee population and food security situation were severely affected.
In order to focus attention on the preservation and vital function of honey bees and other plant pollinators, World Bee Day is celebrated on the 20th of May 2019. If you’ve noticed and are alarmed by not being able to obtain pure South African honey in Sandton supermarkets since the most recent drought, having to settle for honey that’s derived from bees in a variety of countries, be sure to support World Bee Day this year.
Additionally, if its prime Sandton property that takes your interest, contact Fine & Country South Africa. Whilst we are not garden landscapers or beekeepers, we honour and appreciate both. We are specialists in Sandton’s luxury property sales sector, and as such, we can help you find your dream home