Essential local knowledge about properties near Sandton CBD

 

First used in an advertising campaign and subsequently widely known as the “richest square mile in Africa”, Sandton’s CBD of today probably occupies a somewhat larger area now, since this CBD has grown enormously, as more and more businesses move there.

 

Sandton CBD is home to numerous corporate companies, commercial and retail enterprises, world-class restaurants and hotels, as well as great entertainment enterprises, all featuring some of South Africa’s most prestigious business addresses.

 

Prestigious sought-after businesses usually attract highly skilled people who are accordingly compensated, earn well and are able to afford equally prestigious residential properties and commensurate lifestyles. Dwellings and residential properties near to upmarket CBDs attract residents who are accustomed to life’s lovely luxuries – a distinctive trend that is present in Sandton.

 

Unless you thrive on hustle and bustle, and want to live in an apartment right in the midst of a busy CBD, your absolutely ideal residential property is most probably one that is set apart from, but near to Sandton’s central business district. This is equally true if your workplace is located there, or you intend on using the Gautrain Rapid Rail service to commute elsewhere to a location on the train’s route.

 

Less luxurious, more humble beginnings

 

The area now occupied by Sandton’s CBD consisted of homes set in large, sprawling gardens, a petrol station, and the odd neighbourhood shop, some 60 odd years ago – nice but by no means luxurious by any stretch of the imagination.

 

A little further away, small holdings were home to the so-called horsey set – residents who loved their quiet country lifestyle on weekends, and commuted to Johannesburg CBD, where most people found white collar employment opportunities.

 

The degradation of Johannesburg’s CBD resulted in the rather rapid movement of business corporates, including the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, to the northern suburbs, specifically Sandton. Erstwhile semi-rural properties were snapped up for development, beginning with Sandton City and its adjacent office tower block. The richest square mile was born, soon to be followed by luxurious residential properties nearby.

 

Sandton’s luxurious lifestyle features

 

At Fine & Country South Africa, we firmly believe that our clients don’t only buy properties and houses, but they’re simultaneously investing in homes and lifestyles, which are much closer to the heart, and thus very important. Factors that add to the luxury, convenience, appeal and quality of Sandton’s luxury lifestyles include the following:

 

  • Proximity to top employment opportunities at prestigious companies – great for earning top dollar and enhancing one’s CV.

 

  • Less time spent and fuel costs incurred when travelling to and from one’s workplace.

 

  • Living near to world-class and speciality shops in high-end shopping malls make shopping a breeze.

 

  • Easy access to a huge variety of fine restaurants, where one can dine on cuisine from numerous other countries.

 

  • Leisure options exist aplenty, both in and around Sandton CBD, and in the adjacent northern suburbs, still quite near to Sandton itself, but a little further out.

 

  • Theatres, cinemas, night clubs and music venues near to work and home.

 

  • Excellent schools.

 

  • Leading hospitals, doctors, medical specialists and allied medical care services.

 

Independent local expertise plus global exposure

 

Fine & Country South Africa’s specialised estate agents provide you with much more localised lifestyle-specific knowledge and information, optimally guiding you through your questions, concerns, and property purchases or selling processes.

 

Our independent agents are equipped with outstanding knowledge about the areas, such as Sandton, in which they specialise and work, all to the benefit of property buyers, investors and sellers. At the same time, our network of more than 300 international offices gives you global exposure, and a far greater pool of potential buyers and investors with extensive buying power – ideal for the luxury property market near Sandton’s exclusive CBD.

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT FINE & COUNTRY

fineandcountry-awards

MULTI-AWARD WINNING


Our consistent efforts to offer innovative marketing combined with a high level of service have been recognised by the industry for an astounding fifth year in a row, winning Best International Real Estate Agency Marketing at the International Residential Property Awards.

INDEPENDENT EXPERTISE


Every Fine & Country agent is a highly proficient and professional independent estate agent, operating to strict codes of conduct and dedicated to you. They will assist, advise and inform you through each stage of the property transaction.

GLOBAL EXPOSURE


With offices in over 300 locations worldwide we combine the widespread exposure of the international marketplace with national marketing campaigns and local expertise and knowledge of carefully selected independent property professionals.

UNIQUE MARKETING APPROACH


People buy as much into lifestyle of a property and its location as they do the bricks and mortar. We utilize sophisticated, intelligent and creative marketing that provides the type of information buyers would never normally see with other agents.

PARK LANE OFFICE


Access the lucrative London and international investor market from our prestigious Park Lane showrooms at 121 Park Lane, Mayfair. Our showrooms in London are amongst the very best placed in Europe, attracting clients from all over the world.

Our International Network


Connecting offices on over 300 locations worldwide, our referral system combines local knowledge and expertise with an international network to find the right buyer for you wherever they are, at the same time as finding you your ideal next move

Our International Websites

United KingdomRussiaFranceHungaryMaltaSpainPortugalEgyptUnited Arab EmiratesRomaniaNamibiaWest AfricaSouth AfricaAustraliaFloridaZimbabwe

SOCIAL MEDIA

We interact with customers on the main social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google+, giving each property maximum online exposure.

 

Media Centre


MEDIA CENTRE Our internal Media Centre is a team of experienced press relations managers and copy writers dedicated to liaising with newspapers, magazines and other media outlets to gain extensive coverage for our properties in national and local media.

media_thumb_crop
ifx_3s

Fine & Country Foreign Exchange


We have partnered with IFX, one of the world’s leading foreign exchange specialists to provide private and tailored currency services for all of our clients buying and selling luxury property around the world. Find out how we can help »