Sandton at a glance
Sandton’s name is derived from a combination of two of its suburbs, Sandown and Bryanston. As one of Johannesburg’s prime nodes in the northern suburbs, Sandton is a lavish area that attracts skilled labour from masses of ambitious individuals pursuing their fortunes in what may be better known as Africa’s richest square mile. Numerous Manhattan-style skyscrapers tower over this upmarket area of Johannesburg and dominate the landscape, standing as landmarks that pierce the skyline in every part of the region that emulate a vibrant vista of New York. Sandton is more than just a commercial sector - It’s a beautiful family-friendly neighborhood that boasts spacious homes on tree-lined avenues and trendy high-rise apartments that offer unique architectural panache and appeal.
Location and Transport
Sandton is in the heart of Johannesburg, making it a central node that can easily access and be accessed from surrounding locations. Areas encompassing Sandton include Randburg, Midrand, Boksburg, Benoni and Roodepoort. It takes roughly half-an-hour to drive to O.R. Tambo International Airport, and about 40 minutes to get to Lanseria Airport. Sandton is a metro station on the Gautrain rapid transit system which is a convenient amenity that significantly reduces traffic congestion in the area - the station is located particularly close to Sandton City/Nelson Mandela Square.
Sandton is home to world-class shopping centres including some of the most exclusive malls in the country.
Sandton City houses close to 300 local and international retailers and provides topnotch entertainment and fine cuisine. Another draw to the mall is the Nelson Mandela Square which is joined to this centre, making it one of the largest retail complexes on the continent.
Other shopping centres include:
• Fourways Mall
• Atholl Square
• Hyde Park Corner
• Sunninghill Village
• Sandhurst Centre
Sandton provides a plethora of exceptional educational institutes, such as:
Renowned for its exceptional academic excellence in Gauteng. Crawford Sandton in particular comprises Crawford Pre-Primary, Crawford Preparatory and Crawford College. The school has been a trailblazer of innovative and forward-thinking education for over 20 years and they continue to uphold their reputation by producing outstanding academic and sporting results year after year. Classes are small and each promising child is guaranteed individual attention from outstanding teachers in order for them to reach their full potential. Crawford’s matrics are well prepared and their remarkable results are always featured amongst the top in the country, opening a wide gateway of possibilities in tertiary education.
Offers learners a Christian based education and provides the necessary morals and values to mold students into future-leaders. It is situated in Bryanston and starts from Grade 0, going through to Grade 7. The school’s system adapts to the needs of each child by finding and creating a space in which they have acceptance and value. The school encompasses inspiring values that are driven by purpose and students are well prepared to carry them through to and excel in their high school careers.
Other schools and tertiary institutions in the area include:
• Sandown High School
• Bryanston Primary School
• Michael Mount Waldorf School
• Redhill School
• Hyde Park High
Monte Casino has been named Gauteng’s premier entertainment destination. Located in Fourways, Sandton – it houses a variety of attractions and accommodation. The array of facilities makes it the best entertainment complex, boasting a first-class collection of restaurants and bars, movie and live theatres, nightclubs and lounges, spas, bird and wildlife park, not forgetting the casino itself. It’s the perfect destination for a thrilling night out with friends or a relaxing day spent with family.
Other attractions include:
• Sandton Convention Centre
• Sandton Square
• Lion and Safari Park
• Johannesburg Zoo South Africa
There’s a vast expanse of green space, sporting facilities, recreational spaces, restaurants and convenience stores, as well as premium healthcare facilities in the area.
The demand for residential property in Sandton is massive due to it being an ideal investment for people working in the area, and developers are always on the lookout for vacant land. Statistics reveal that a large percentage of recent buyers are of a fairly young demographic, 39% between the ages of 18 and 35, and another 39% between the ages of 36 and 49.
Sandton is a popular lifestyle destination that offers a variety of premium real estate in South Africa. Its prime residential properties make it one of the country’s most sought after areas. Get in touch with RE/MAX Masters to find an ideal list of properties suitable for your personal property requirements.