Family buyers drawn to northern edge of Durbanville

The suburbs of Vierlanden, Proteaville, Schoongezicht and Wellway Park are located on the northern edge of Durbanville in Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs. This location results in a semi-rural environment, with ample greenbelts, open spaces and surrounding farmland. Despite this tranquil, leafy location, they are nevertheless within easy reach of the major arterial routes for commuters. Pam Golding Properties (PGP) reports that the suburbs are currently enjoying sustained demand from family buyers, particularly around the R2 million price range.

This four-bedroomed family home in Wellway Park has excellent flow from its indoor entertainment areas to a large undercover patio, landscaped garden and lovely pool. The property has excellent security features and occupies an erf of over 2600sqm. It is on the market through Pam Golding Properties at R4.85 million.
PGP agent Estelle Laäs says Vierlanden and surrounds offer a mix of mainly freehold properties, with some sectional title units and a few secure estates. Entry level pricing for the area starts from around R950 000 for a two-bedroomed apartment or townhouse, going up to R1.5 million for a three-bedroomed sectional title property. Freehold homes typically occupy plots of 1000sqm to 2000sqm, and prices start from round R1.7 million to R2.3million for a three- or four-bedroomed house with a double garage and/or pool. Top end properties can fetch anywhere from R3 million to R8 million, depending on size, location, elevation and views.  “Some homes enjoy magnificent views of the Boland Mountains,” says Laäs, “and there are even a few small-holdings where owners can keep horses. There are very few vacant plots left, but those that do come onto the market tend to fetch around R1.1 million to R1.5 million for an erf of 1000sqm.”
Laäs says this is a quiet, family-oriented area, with a number of parks, dams and walking trails for residents to enjoy. There are a number of high quality pre-primary, primary and high schools to choose from, both government and private. “The well-sized homes, pleasant environment and access to quality schooling make this a very popular area for young couples with growing families,” she says, “so it is no surprise that of recent new buyers in the area, nearly 80 percent were aged under 49. This is a place where families can put down roots and invest for the long term – nearly half of current residents have lived in the area for more than a decade.” (source- Lightstone)
These residents include a high number of professionals, many of them associated with the numerous local medical practices and institutions, including the Durbanville Medi-Clinic. The spacious homes and properties also lend themselves to work-from-home offices, as well as for use in the hospitality industry – the area offers a good variety of guesthouses and B&B’s. “Vierlanden enjoys all the charm and history of the greater Durbanville area with its character-filled historic homesteads, rolling vineyards and scenic hills,” Laäs concludes, “while still offering the convenience of local small shops and other amenities. The area has a relatively low crime rate, and residents contribute to a private neighbourhood security patrol which provides additional peace of mind.”

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