Sunninghill Properties

 The Sunninghill suburb in Sandton is an important commercial and residential area in Region A of the revised Greater Johannesburg Municipal Council (GJMC). As well as the residential component, Sunninghill property has a thriving business community with both local and international companies present. Excellent access is provided via the Rivonia offramp to the N1, via the Woodmead and Sandton/Buccleuch interchanges to the M1 and N3, and via the K60 to the north. 

 

 

 

Sunninghill property is bordered by Paulshof to the west, Kyalami to the north, with Woodmead and Rivonia its southern neighbours. 

Before the 1900’s, the area known as Sunninghill property today was totally uninhabited and frequented by lions and other wild animals. However, it lay directly on the old wagon route used by traders from Pretoria to Rivonia and onto the early mining camps on the Witwatersrand. The ground just to the north of Sunninghill was given to Ahmed Mia a trader by Paul Kruger, and is today the site of the Waterfall Estate. During the mid 1900’s, Sunninghill property was described as a quiet, semi-rural area with large, vacant ground spaces, plots and vegetable gardens. From the late 1980’s, residential development coincided with the arrival of businesses into the area en masse – Sunninghill property was mooted to become the new Sandton CBD! As more people commuted to Sunninghill to work, so they sought places to live nearby and the area just mushroomed.

Apart from the demarcated business and commercial areas, Sunninghill property is today roughly subdivided into 4 major, formal residential areas, Sunninghill  Gardens, Sunninghill Estates, Sunninghill Park AH and the new Waterfall Country and Equestrian Estate, each with its own specific residential zoning and character, Sunninghill Gardens and Estate, both boomed security areas, with their own Home Owners Association looking after the environment and security, tend to be smaller, single family stands. Sunninghill Park still comprises the much larger, rustic plots. Stands in the Waterfall Estate are the old 1 morgan 8, 000m² in size. Major development has taken place in the provision of upmarket sectional title and freehold cluster scheme accommodation.

Parts of Sunninghill property have been fully developed commercially and some of the biggest names in the IT, legal/accounting professions and travel businesses such as Acer, Unisys, Price Waterhouse Coopers and RCI are located here. Both Eskom and SARS have offices in Sunninghill. 

Residents of Sunnighill tend to be fairly young, upwardly mobile executives, singles and couples, employed in the industries described above. There are also a number of young families and retirees seeking the lifestyle and security that Sunninghil property offers. 

Much of Sunninghill property enjoys excellent upkeep, sound structure and good maintenance. Property values have risen and there is outstanding resale potential. 

The Sunninghill property area is renowned for its many attractions, essential and retail services, recreation and entertainment, including some of the best restaurants in the north. Its primary shopping centres are the Chilli Lane, The Core and the Sunnighill Shopping Centre. One is not far away from Fourways, Montecasino, Woodmead, Rivonia or even Sandton City.  For Golfers, there is the Leeukop Golf Club, the Vodacom World of Golf, Johannesburg Country Club and even Kyalami. Megawatt Park Club offers a variety of sporting activities. There is a Virgin Active in Chilli Lane, and a Planet Fitness in Fourways. 

The Sunninghill Hospital has progressed from being a community hospital into one of the top medical facilities in Africa, with some 17 different specialities. 

St. Peters College is the leading school in the Sunninghill property area and there is also the Summit College in Kyalami. Spiritual needs are served by St. Stephens in and Anglican Church in Nanyuki Road, a Catholic Church in Woodmead and a Methodist in Lonehill, a Synagogue/Shul in Morningside, and a Mosque.

The face of Sunninghill property has changed dramatically in the space of less than 20 years. From being a quiet, semi-rural district almost “in the sticks”, it has grown into a bustling mini metropolis and apart from some undeveloped land on its northern side, there is very little else to develop. Infrastructure has been considerably improved to enhance community services and traffic congestion. The Home Owners and Residents Associations are doing everything in their power to improve lifestyle and investment value. 

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