Once a quiet nondescript suburb, Parkhurst has reinvented itself to become a vibey and trendy village-style area with tree-lined streets and designer homes.
Fourth Avenue in particular has transformed itself into a vibey, trendy hub of activity where coffee shops, antique stores, décor boutiques and restaurants spill out onto the sidewalk, leaving little pavement on which to circumnavigate the crowds that make this their evening and lunchtime haunt.
Now people seek to stay in Parkhurst because it is a lifestyle move. Neighbours know and greet one another, local shops and restaurants provide for much of ones’ needs and the price of homes has made Parkhurst a much sought after area in which to live in Johannesburg. Closely linked to Rosebank and Jan Smuts Avenue, and an easy distance from green spaces like Emmarentia Dam and the Botanical Gardens, Parkhurst is an ideal location.
Parkhurst is the area of preference for work-from-home professionals, entrepreneurs, singles and newly marrieds who like to lock-up-and-go. As circumstances change and families grow, the next step is usually to Parktown North or Parkview where the grounds are larger. Many like to get a foot in the door by investing in a little ‘oldie’ and renovating.
The average estimated values for properties in Parkhurst ranges from R 3 100 000 for a house and R 1 950 000 for apartments.
Things to do and Places to Eat
The Johannesburg Zoo, located in Parkview, is a great outing for the whole family with day and night tours available. Across the road lies Zoo Lake, a popular spot for picnics, jogging and dog walking. Although Rosebank is home to many head offices, the district also provides plenty of entertainment to its residents and visitors at a variety of shopping malls, restaurants, markets, luxurious hotels, cinemas, art galleries and night clubs.
Parkhurst offers a glamorous mix of Couture, interior design and dining. Whatever you're after - the antique shops, high street stores, an eatery and anything in between you'll find it at 4th Avenue. With an ambience like no other and with South Africa's ever-popular mall culture, this high street offers customers from near and far a safe and refreshing break.
Craft, is one of the great eateries on Parkhurst. You can expect it to be a little busy over weekends but locals have no problem waiting for the divine delights.
Another popular eatery is Rockets Parkhurst - this vibey restaurant is extremely popular. For a good reason - from delicious steaks, pizza and pasta to an extensive wine list - Rockets is definitely a must visit.
If you are on the hunt for the best breakfast or brunch then Nice on 4th should be your first stop! They are quintessential Parkhurst and offers an incredible selection of heavenly breakfast treats and the perfect get-and-go cup of joe!