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Morningside at a glance

The upmarket suburb of Morningside lies along both sides of Rivonia Road in the heart of the northern stretches of Johannesburg, yet manages to remain peaceful, quiet and relatively unruffled by the surge of Johannesburg’s nightmarish traffic.

Secure townhouses and large post-war homes make up the wealthy suburb which is favoured by those professionals working in the bustling financial district of Johannesburg. Whilst the suburb is only a hop-skip-and-jump away from the bustling commercial node dominated by high rise buildings, glass and chrome finishes, world class hotels, the Sandton Convention Centre and Sandton City’s almost 300 shops, the suburb is a quiet escape.

But Morningside is not all about high living. The Outspan Bird Sanctuary is based in the suburb on the banks of the Outspan Spruit. Home to a number of local species of birds, the sanctuary offers almost two hectares of peace and solitude to bird and nature lovers alike.

The Village Walk shopping centre, in Maude Street, offers a quieter alternative to Sandton City, and the coffee bars and restaurants a more sedate way to pass an afternoon.

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Morningside top searched suburb
24 Jan 2020
The RE/MAX National Housing Report for Q4 2019 revealed that Morningside was the most searched suburb on the RE/MAX of Southern Africa website for the second quarter in a row. Considering the area’s vast popularity, it is not difficult to understand why.
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These are the top security estates in Morningside, Johannesburg
03 Dec 2019
Well-located Sandton properties, particularly those found in top estates, continue to be in demand thanks to their central location and boast some of the most lavish homes with unique architectural designs. “Clouds End and Villa Fiori in Morningside are very sought-after, attracting young and established families. Some of the original buyers who purchased a property when these estates were established in 2004 and 2001 respectively, still live here,” says Lara Nathan, Pam Golding Properties area specialist.
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Signs that the residential property market is beginning to stabilise
08 Nov 2019
Until there is greater clarity on the prospects of a recovery in the local economy, the housing market, which remains resilient but is currently weighted in favour of buyers, is unlikely to enter another fully-fledged recovery.
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A look at the popular Morningside, Sandton
01 Nov 2019
Sandton’s CBD has been dubbed ‘Africa’s richest square mile’ and has been likened to international skyscraper cities such as Manhattan. Just down the road from Sandton lies the upmarket suburb of Morningside: a quiet suburb that has been left relatively unruffled by the surge of Sandton-central’s sudden growth.
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