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Parktown North

The suburb of Parktown North is situated close to Rosebank, Hyde Park and Sandton and offers easy accessibility to the M1 highway and nearby Gautrain station. Located just north of Rosebank (and Parktown obviously) in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, this upmarket suburb lies close to Jan Smuts Avenue - one of the busiest arteries in Johannesburg - that makes getting around the city that much easier.

There is plenty to do when living and working in Parktown North, the heart of the northern suburbs of Johannesburg. The trendy villages of Parkhurst, Greenside, Melville and Norwood with their attractive high street culture, antique shops, enticing eateries and coffee shops are all just a few minutes away.

Parktown North is one of the oldest residential areas in the city with a rather interesting history.  The suburb of Parktown North was established in the late 18th century and was originally one of the outlying areas of Johannesburg. Parktown North originally served as the residential area for the less affluent relatives of the Randlords (the magnates who controlled both the diamond and gold mining industries), who erected their oversized manor homes on Parktown Ridge during the gold rush that hit in the 1890s. Today these ‘poorer’ homes are much sought after colonial-style houses for residential and commercial purposes. Parktown North has its own active residents’ association and has an enviable village atmosphere. The suburb boasts excellent restaurants, coffee shops, a local shopping centre equipped with medical suits and even a local bus service. There are also many security companies which patrol the area and constantly monitor crime in the suburb, resulting in a low crime rate. Over and above that, all local bylaws are enforced to make Parktown North a very pleasant and safe suburb to live in.

Besides the residential homes, there are a mix of cluster complexes and sectional title apartments in the area. There are a few exclusive commercial properties in the area with high-end finishes and A Grade facilities. Repurposed residential properties have made a smooth transition to office real estate. The local Residents Association is very active in maintaining the area for residences and blocking any new business developments overwhelming the suburb. Parktown North property is experiencing a surge in popularity with the cost and time of commuting a considerable factor for buyers or renters. This ideally situated suburb has a mix of homes to meet the needs of modern families. A short distance from Parktown North is Rosebank - the home of numerous businesses and shopping centres and the site of both the popular Sunday Rooftop Craft and the African Market.