The Southern suburbs remain a top choice
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The City of Cape Town is famed for its tourist attractions and being one of the best run cities in the country. Areas such as the City Bowl and Winelands may have garnered attention nationally but if you ask residents of the City - they'll tell you the Southern suburbs is a definite drawcard of the province for many reasons. We'll look at some of the motivators here.
Mike Greeff, CEO of Greeff Christie's International Real Estate says, "The Southern suburbs offers something for every kind of buyer from individuals to families to empty nesters. The area is famed for many reasons but what we continue to see from buyers is diversity and the fact that the area is able to meet the needs of so many different people."
But what exactly does the Southern suburbs offer and why is it so popular?
One of the biggest drawcards of the Southern suburbs will always be its schooling system. Home to schools such as Herschel Girls Senior School, Diocesan College, South African College of Schools, Rondebosch Boys and Girls Schools, Wynberg Boys and Girls Schools and Western Province Preparatory School, the area is a hotspot for parents looking to enroll their children into some of the best schools in the country. People from other provinces have even been known to relocate to the city in hopes of enrolling their children at some of these prestigious schools.
Plenty of recreational activities
The Southern suburbs are known for its many walking and running trails. A favourite of Capetonians from all over the city, the trails attract many a visitor on weekends for a morning or afternoon hike or run. Notable trails in the suburbs include the famed Alphen Trail in Constantia, Newlands Forest and Cecilia Forest. Stopping over at a local café or eatery afterward is the perfect culmination to the weekend's activities. A trip to Rush Trampoline Park in Claremont for the kids or a visit along the Constantia Wine Route for the parents are just a few examples of things to do while residing in the suburb. Visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens for Open Air concerts at year end or stop by the Maynardville Open Air theatre for a show to truly get the full experience of the area.
Everyone loves to eat, and the Southern suburbs has no shortage of amazing eateries and restaurants to happily oblige guests. Stop over at Café Verdi and Four and Twenty Café in Wynberg or venture further along to Constantia to sit down at award-winning restaurants such as Jonkershuis, The Cellars-Hohenort, La Colombe, La Parada, Bistro 62 and The Skotnes Restaurant for a dining experience like no other.
A range of homes for every kind of buyer
Whether you're looking for a large, family home or a secure lock-up-and-go, the Southern suburbs remain a top choice for buyers of all kinds. Throughout this versatile area, you'll find the perfect home to raise a family or settle down to retirement. Areas such as Constantia and Bishopscourt host larger properties and are often distinct in style. Sir Herbert Baker and Cape Dutch properties are a prominent fixture in these streets.
Further north, areas like Claremont and Kenilworth Upper are also home to large properties but are definitely more manageable in size. With expansive lawns and pool areas, Claremont and Kenilworth Upper are perfect for raising a family.
For the younger generation, they may be interested in the chic new lock up-and-go or secure estate for the young family or young professionals.
Whatever you may be looking for, buying a property in the Southern suburbs will not only find you a great home to make many happy memories but will also help you uncover many things to explore.