Irene at a glance

If you have ever been to the village-style suburb of Irene, you would know that leaving is much harder than you thought! The quiet, tree-lined suburb is a welcome oasis in a busy city and it is hard to believe that mere kilometers from its borders lie the busy Centurion CBD.

Homes in this suburb leans toward character homes with the modern architectural masterpieces dotted throughout. Another drawing card for the suburb is the safety and security - which is maintained by the landowners association.

Because the suburb is halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, with easy access to the R21, the suburb is ideal for commuters who work within the busy cities but prefer to escape to a more relaxed country atmosphere when away from work.

Irene is not a suburb that just boasts with a country-feel, it lives and breathe country with cows grazing on lush green grass right next to the road - this is due to the very popular Irene Dairy Farm that continues to operate as such whilst also being a popular venue for picnics, birthday parties and weekend brunches.

The peaceful dairy farm’s coffee shop serves freshly brewed coffee, breakfasts, lunches and teas, and sells fresh farm milk, cheese, cream and delectable bakery goodies.

The area has quaint little shops for a quick milk and bread run, but the Irene Village Mall is just around the corner and has everything you would need in terms of food, clothing and entertainment.

Property Types

  • Houses
  • Townhouses
  • Apartments
  • Vacant Land

Schools

  • Irene Middle School
  • Irene Pre-Primary School
  • Cornwall Hill College
What the local Irene area experts say
Liza Gillett -Ppre
NQF4 - PPRE, 10 years in Irene
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What makes this a great suburb?
Irene Village has the unique appeal of an established urban community with a farm atmosphere, large stands, old houses and even older trees. a reflection of harmonious coexistence between modern living and tranquil village life. The village is patrolled 24/7 and has it's own town hall, school and church. Has a working dairy that has been in continuous operation for 112 yrs!
The typical buyer
Young families
Price overview
Entry level of R3mil and to rent an average of +/- R17k pm
Popular in this area
The Red Barn, Rietvlei Nature reserve, Irene Mall , Smuts House, Clay Cafe
My tip
Irene you invest in a "way of living" not as an "investor." Investment property is more in Die Hoewes area.