Area Overview:

Nestled between Victory Park and Craighall Park, Parkhurst forms part of Johannesburg’s Northern suburbs, popularly referred to as “The Parks”. The entire area is often also referred to as the “Purple Patch” in reference both to the abundance of Jacaranda trees that line the streets and the amount of “old money” that resides here. People seek to stay in Parkhurst and surrounds because it is a lifestyle move, accommodated by a great urban village community, with children playing in the park and residents walking their dogs.

Area Trends & Activity:

The trendy and vibrant village-like atmosphere in Parkhurst is created by the variety of coffee shops, antique stores, decor boutiques and restaurants that spill out onto the side walk. Rosebank Mall, the popular rooftop market and African craft market are all close by and Emmarentia Dam with its open space and beautiful trees is a popular weekend location and dog-walking venue. Greenside and Melville are just as popular for the trendy and village lifestyle. Westcliff and Saxonwold offer more stately and larger properties in a quiet, established neighbourhood. Close to well-known private schools and the beautiful Zoo Lake. Zoo Lake is a favourite among Joburg residents and is the venue for the annual Jazz on the Lake and Carols by Candlelight events. It is also the monthly venue for the Artists under the Sun open air art exhibition.

Average Property Value:

The area comprises mostly of freehold properties with about 20% sectional title units. Full title homes range on average between R3 and R8 million, however houses in areas such as Westcliff often exceed the R20 million mark.