Shopping for a property for sale in Gauteng? Choose a great location

Shopping for a property for sale in Gauteng? Here’s how to choose a great location

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If you are relocating to Gauteng, or just moving to another area within the province, you might feel both excitement and trepidation. Gauteng is one province in South Africa that accommodates all kinds of people – across various ages, socio-economic circumstances, and cultures. From the gleaming skyscrapers of Johannesburg to the Jacaranda-lined, suburban streets of Pretoria, this is one province in which people love to live. Finding a property for sale in this region is not a challenge, but what can be tricky is deciding on a location. Here, we point out a few considerations and give you some handy advice on choosing a superb neighbourhood in which to settle.


A little about Gauteng


Though it is the smallest of all the provinces, Gauteng is home to a population of over nine million people. A major draw to the area is how pleasant the climate is, with warm, sunny summers and mild winters that offer blue skies. It is also a major economic hub in the country, aptly dubbed the “gateway into Africa”. It’s a region of rich history – from the archaeological wonders at the Cradle of Humankind, to more recent history that involves the gold rush in the late 1800s. The province also played a key role during the apartheid era, with many notable events taking place in the region. Today, however, it is an eclectic mix of people and cultures from all over the country. There is plenty to do and see in Gauteng, whether you are a retiree, a family with young children, or a single professional. With world-class medical facilities, exciting retail opportunities, and endless outdoor fun, this is one place you will want to call home.


Finding a property for sale in Gauteng is easy, as there are thousands of listings catering to various lifestyle needs. Choosing the right neighbourhood, on the other hand, is a little more complex.


Consider your current neighbourhood


Having endless options when it comes to homes for sale and locations is paralysing, and people fear making the wrong decision. To avoid this stress, it may help to look for a property in a neighbourhood that encompasses everything you love about your current neighbourhood, without the characteristics you dislike. Think about aspects such as:


  • Noise levels and pollution
  • Greenery and recreational spaces like parks
  • The kind of residents that live there
  • How close the neighbourhood is to places such as schools, hospitals, retail centres, or main highways


Your daily commute


A long commute to work can be incredibly stressful and working close to home is a major reason many people move. If you are seeking a property for sale, search closer to areas surrounding your work or prospective career to avoid that tense morning traffic.


Will adapting socially be easy?


If you are relocating from another province or city in Gauteng, then you may be far from friends and family. For some, this is an easier transition if they can find a community to which they can belong. If social connectedness is important to you, look for neighbourhoods that have access to groups, communities, or activities that you can join.


A hands-on approach to research


The best kind of research is to visit the area in which that property for sale catches your eye. It is wisest to visit the street at various times of the day to get an idea of the activity level, sounds, security, and overall atmosphere.


Lastly, you can rely on the assistance of our outstanding team here at Fine & Country South Africa. Not only do we have in-depth knowledge of luxury homes for sale across South Africa, but we will help to pair you with a property and location you will adore. To get in touch with us, simply click here.




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