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Families head for homes in Krugersdorp

The residential property market in Krugersdorp is enjoying a revival as families find good value and space in its traditional suburban homes set in large gardens.
 
“The West Rand as a whole, and Krugersdorp in particular, offers better property value than the northern subs of Johannesburg, but homes of similar quality, especially in suburbs such as Rant en Dal and Noordheuwel,“ says Koos Pretorius, principal of the new RealNet franchise in the town.*
 
“For example in Noordheuwel, one can buy a three or four-bedroom home with double facilities, double garage and a pool for around R1m to R1,2m. And the somewhat older homes in Krugersdorp North, priced at between R750 000 and R1m, are also very sought-after because the stands here are up to 1500sqm.”
 
Now part of the Mogale City municipality, which also includes Kagiso and Munsieville, Krugersdorp is also no longer a “dormitory” town for people working in Johannesburg or the mines which played such an important part in the history of the area – although the “mine houses” still evident in Krugersdorp West are being carefully preserved.
 
“There are residents who commute the 25 or 30km to work in Jo’burg every day,” says Pretorius, “but the economy of the area has changed and become really diversified in recent years so that many people who live here now also work in one of the nearby industrial areas, or the local service and retail sectors.”
 
The town is also very self-contained, he notes, boasting several English and Afrikaans primary schools as well as top high schools such as Krugersdorp High and Monument Hoër, convenient shopping facilities such as the Key West Mall and good health facilities including a private hospital.
 
Other local attractions include the Silverstar Casino and a large nature reserve, as well as the Munsieville home where Nobel Peace Prize-winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu was raised, and the school where he taught before entering the ministry. The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is also close by.
 
* Recently opened, the RealNet Krugersdorp franchise is jointly owned by Pretorius - who also owns the RealNet franchise for Kungwini - and husband-and-wife team Gerrit and Francis Alberts.
 
 
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