Value and safety in the South Peninsula

The South Peninsula property market is offering excellent value for money, as well as quality of life. Added to this, the independent neighbourhood watches throughout suburbs like Fish Hoek, Kommetjie, Glen Cairn and Scarborough, make the South Peninsula that much more appealing.

“Independent community watches present in these areas are filing the gap in understaffed police stations. Membership of these watches is voluntary, with residents belonging to the teams and neighbours watching out for each other,” says Harold Kolnik of Jawitz Properties False Bay.

“These watches put up cameras at their own expense, are involved in prosecuting criminals and are self-less in giving up time to protect their communities. They have brought opportunistic and petty crime down by 80-90%.”

In addition to the bolstered safety in the South Peninsula suburbs, homes are affordable and offer fantastic value.

Buyers from all around South Africa, and in particular from Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal are migrating to the South Peninsula for a better, safer quality of life, while buyers of holiday homes from Western Cape suburbs like Constantia and Bishops Court are finding value in the south too.

“Kommetjie and Noordhoek are popular suburbs offering an equestrian lifestyle, close to the sea,” says Kolnik. “Meanwhile Misty Cliffs’ prices have decreased where buyers can now secure a property for R5million, when previously just a plot in Misty Cliffs was priced at R6 million.”

Fish Hoek, the suburb with the most independent community watches offers the most value with the average selling prices between R850 000 and R1.4 million. Sectional title properties are scarce in Fish Hoek but when they do become available and are priced correctly, they sell fast, particularly to entry-level buyers.

“With the steady demand and the good value these suburbs offer, the buyers of these properties should experience a steady growth in their investment as demand continues to outstrip supply,” says Francois Venter, Director of Jawitz Properties.

Fish Hoek’s more popular sub-sections include the mountainside where the cream of the crop freehold properties can cost from R1.5 million upwards. Meanwhile Peers Hill homes are priced from R1.2 – R1.3 million and properties in Silverglades’ and Sun Valley are priced around R1 million.

“Both young families and retirees are attracted to Fish Hoek as it offers a safe, affordable location for a coastal lifestyle, with nearby facilities such as schools, a hospital, and many shops,” adds Kolnik.

It is also an easy and scenic commute to the Southern Suburbs and City Bowl, with the Ou Kaapse Weg mountain or Boyes Drive offering easy access out of the south.

“Once the road works on the main road are complete, residents will find it even easier to get in and around the South Peninsula,” Kolnik concludes.

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