Faerie Glen at a glance

Family lifestyle, convenience and quiet suburb living are just a few ways to describe the Pretoria East suburb of Faerie Glen.

Situated on the southern slopes of the Bronberg Mountain, Faerie Glen is an established suburb with tree-lined streets and large leafy gardens. Although the area is quite large, it functions much like a village where residents do not have to drive very far to shop, eat out or be entertained.

The popularity of the area is also driven by the ease of access residents have to major routes leading towards Centurion, Sandton, and O.R Tambo. This allows residents to commute easily on a daily basis, affording them the opportunity to have the best of both worlds - quiet suburban life and economic prospects.

The suburb is very family-orientated with a slew of top schools to choose from Woodhill College, Maragon Private School Olympus and Hoërskool Garsfontein are just a few dotted in and around the suburb.

Apart from shopping centres such as The Grove Mall in close proximity, residents looking for a more outdoorsy activity can head out to the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve where birds are in abundance amongst the stunning flora. The Leaky Tap Brewery has also made a name for itself in the suburb. This craft beer brewery started s a dream for four childhood friends and became legend when they became the brewers of Pretoria’s first craft beer!

Property in Faerie Glen ranges from older, established homes to newer developments and townhouses. It is a perfect area to put down roots in and you will find many long-time owners who have raised their children here.

Property Types

  • Houses
  • Townhouses
  • Apartments
  • Vacant Land

Schools

  • Woodhill College
  • Maragon Private School Olympus
  • Hoërskool Garsfontein
What the local Faerie Glen area experts say
Jaco Van Der Merwe
Nelis Bezuidenhout
Gerda Van Der Linde
Jaco Van Der Merwe
MSc Real Estate, 15 years of selling property in Faerie Glen
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What makes this a great suburb?
Faerie Glen is a beautiful and well established suburb situated on the slopes of the Bronberg, with very little through traffic and excellent access to shops, good schools, hospitals and other amenities. This area offers excellent scope for property growth as transport systems are currently being upgraded and the new Menlyn Main node is being developed.
The typical buyer
Families, young professionals and also older persons looking to downscale.
Price overview
R 1,800,000 - R2,000,000
Popular in this area
Atterbury Value Mart, Faerie Glen Hospital, Hoërskool Garsfontein, Maragon High School, Woodhill College, Menlyn Maine and Menlyn Shopping Mall. Easy access to the N1.
My tip
If you have access to extra capital, buy an older property in Faerie Glen and renovate or modernise.
Nelis Bezuidenhout
MPRE 20 years plus
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What makes this a great suburb?
Faerie Glen is a popular, established, well-maintained and a growing economic area. Just about every urban amenity imageable is within one's grasp. Situated on the slopes of the Bronberg mountains surrounded by lush vegetation and nature.
The typical buyer
Popular amongst both young and old due to it being situated close to shopping centres, hospitals and commercial centres. Investors find this as a lucrative gold mine with upmarket potential.
Price overview
Entry level starts at R700 000 for a 1st floor unit and escalates to R2 million plus for the more refined home owners.
Popular in this area
Boardwalk Lakeside, Faerie Glen Nature Reserve, Menlyn Mall, Woodlands Boulevard, Menlyn Maine, Garsfontein High School, Woodhill College, Doxa Deo.
My tip
With all the new developments happening in the area and the easy access to all the main amenities and roads, one can expect a marvellous return on your investment for buyers, sellers and investors.
Gerda Van Der Linde
Master Practitioner in Real Estate, in properties over 30 years, and actively in Faerie Glen
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What makes this a great suburb?
Diverse area, with older Faerie Glen which is known for birdlife & tree's, and New Faerie Glen with more modern properties. The area is popular for accessible to main roads and surrounded with hospitals and shopping malls.
The typical buyer
First time buyers and young families. Old Faerie Glen has a lot of older owners who are downgrading and younger families moving in.
Price overview
Rental: 3beds, 2 baths and 2 garages vary from R11 800 to R15 000. Small duets (3 bedrooms) will range from R1 450 000 upwards. Houses and duets in the area priced from R1 300 000 (2 bedrooms) to R12 000 000. Popular price range for the area R1 600 000 - R2 500 000.
Popular in this area
Menlyn Maine, Menlyn Mall, The Grove, Woodhill shopping mall and Parkview mall are in close proximity. Garsfontein High School as well as Garsfontein Primary are close and Tomorrow's People College is situated in Faerie Glen. Hospitals close-by are Pretoria East, Kloof and Wilgers. Faerie Glen Hospital is situated in the area. There are boomed-off areas as well as security complexes in the area, and lots of retirement homes in Faerie Glen as well as in Garsfontein.
My tip
Faerie Glen has a constant upwards trend, and the area is extremely popular, so prices keep rising. It is always wise to buy in Faerie Glen. Rentals are also popular in the area - lots of tenants become buyers in the area.