Everything of the best at new retirement estate

A new retirement village is the latest addition to Midrand Estates, the expansive mixed-use precinct between Johannesburg and Pretoria that already contains the Midstream Estate, Midfield Estate and Midlands Estate residential areas, shops, offices, churches, medial facilities and an excellent school.
Named Retire @ Midstream, the retirement development enjoys the same ultra-high security as the rest of Midrand Estates, and also has many features and facilities specifically aimed at making life a breeze for the over-55s, according to Ananda du Plessis, co-principal of the RealNet Midrand Estates franchise.
The agency is currently marketing sectional title units in the estate, as well as freehold stands priced from R650 000 where buyers can design and build their own homes within the estate’s architectural guidelines.
The sectional title units, many of which have already been sold, include bachelor units as well as one, two and three-bedroom configurations with one or two bathrooms. Some have private gardens and all have either a shaded carport or one or two garages.
Levies do not include property tax (which is payable directly to the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council) or the cost of water and electricity, which is charged to each property individually, but do cover a huge range of communal facilities, services and security provisions.
“The Midrand Estates motto ‘only the best’ definitely applies here,” says Du Plessis, “with the main building in the Retire @ Midstream complex housing a top-class à la carte restaurant, lounge, ladies bar, staffed library, internet/ computer centre, pharmacy and hair salon. There will also be a multi-functional community hall and theatre with 200 seats to accommodate a variety of activities including community meetings, trim gym, dance and shows.
For those who enjoy sports, there are already facilities for gym, tennis, squash, golf, fly-fishing and swimming in Midrand Estates, while Retire @ Midstream will soon have its own bowls centre built to international competition standard with a clubhouse and indoor/outdoor seating.
“And the medical facilities and care options for residents of Retire @ Midstream are also state-of-the-art. The main building also has medical suites housing a GP, a dentist, a physiotherapist and full-time paramedics who will be able to attend to any medical emergency within minutes.
“On the first floor there is a fully-equipped frail care centre with 30 beds in double and single rooms, and a day clinic with two operating theatres and a 20-bed ward is planned subject to the necessary licence being awarded. Home care by qualified nurses will also be available, with meals being supplied through a service provided by the restaurant on site.”

As for security, the whole of Midrand Estates is surrounded by double walls topped with electric fencing, and this perimeter is patrolled 24/7. Access is only via boomed and guarded gateways.
“Then each of the estates within the precinct – including Retire @ Midstream - also has its own security system and controlled access points, complete with biometric fingerprint scanners so that residents don’t need cards. Non-residents can only gain access with an ID document or driver’s licence and have to be vouched for by a resident.
“A full-time security manager, foot patrols day and night, CCTV cameras and in-home alarm systems linked to sophisticated security control rooms, and even a security helicopter complete the picture, ensuring that all Midrand Estates residents can enjoy a peaceful, worry-free lifestyle in a beautiful, safe environment.”

  Comment on this Article

  Please login to post comments

Post to my facebook wall
Characters remaining

    Latest Property News
    • 17 Nov 2017
      FWJK has announced the launch of its latest residential brand, the Lil’ Apple, which will be launched simultaneously in two developments in Cape Town and Umhlanga totaling 600 apartments. The Lil’ Apple is set to be a brand of FWJK’s New York style apartments which will be rolled out nationally.
    • 17 Nov 2017
      It’s been a tumultuous year on many fronts, with socio-political uncertainty setting the tone for much of South Africa’s economic activity yet despite this and seemingly counter-intuitively, the residential property market has held up well.
    • 17 Nov 2017
      The EAAB (the Estate Agency Affairs Board) recently claimed that around 50,000 illegal estate agents could currently be operating illegally.
    • 16 Nov 2017
      Penthouses are synonymous with New York – characterised by high-rise living that is decidedly luxurious and spacious. While exclusivity comes at a price, you can still create a “penthouse” look and feel in your existing apartment or even the upstairs bedroom of a double storey house with some clever design changes and styling touches.
    • 16 Nov 2017
      The area has long been popular with kite surfers and, with escalating property prices in Cape Town itself, is increasingly in demand with home owners who work in town, but are looking to invest in more affordable properties.
    • 16 Nov 2017
      Cape Town’s popularity as a world-class tourist destination has resulted in a spike in the number of homes available for holiday lets and fuelled investor demand for sectional title units with short term rental potential.
    • 15 Nov 2017
      Sappi, one of South Africa’s oldest global companies and a leading global supplier of sustainable woodfibre products, has moved its global and regional headquarters to a new site on the corner of Oxford and 14th Avenue in Rosebank.
    • 15 Nov 2017
      There’s an old saying in real estate that you should seek to make a profit when you buy, not only when you sell – and a large part of succeeding at that endeavour is buying a home in an area with desirable features that will enhance the resale value of your property.
    Subscribe to the MyProperty Newsletter

    Last Name  
    Email Address  
    Email Frequency
    Share this Page

    For Sale Property
    Rental Property
    More Options
    Connect with us