The suburb of Northcliff, located on the Northcliff Hill, is a superb alternative for super luxury buyers who want to escape the traffic and busyness of Sandton according to Norah Wittingham-Jones and Cynthia Todd, Seeff’s specialist agents for the area.
Northcliff is renowned for its fabulous location, lovely tree-lined roads that wind up the hill and mostly for its stunning views over the beautiful city that seems to stretch beyond the horizon. At night, you have the most spectacular symphony of flickering lights across the City of Gold and, says the agents, on a clear day, you can see as far as the Magaliesberg Mountains.
For upper income buyers, the lifestyle and superb value on offer is hard to beat, continue the agents. “There is always high demand for homes here and no wonder. It is removed from the hustle and bustle of the big city life, offering a laid back suburban lifestyle, highly prized by upper income buyers and ideal for families”.
Aside from the fabulous location, it is central with access to all of the main business areas including Randburg, the West Rand, Sandton CBD, Midrand and Pretoria. You have quick access to Beyers Naude Drive, a main arterial as well as the N1 and Western Bypass (on the Roodepoort side) which provides access to the west, south, east, north, airport and other centres.
There are excellent schools to choose from and the suburb offers quick access to two top universities, the Johannesburg University as well as the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) as well as access to a host of other tertiary educational institutions.
“Aside from conveniences within the suburb itself, one of the biggest retail and leisure centres, the Cresta Shopping Centre is mere minutes for residents. You also have access to the Sandton and other northern suburbs’ shopping precincts and the Monte Casino complex”.
There is a lovely tennis club and other sport and recreation facilities and the suburb also lends itself to walks and cycling. There is still plenty of indigenous vegetation and plenty of greenery. At the top of Northcliff Hill, there is a view site and a 2.5km hiking trail (with a wheelchair friendly section) that offers spectacular views and clean, crisp air and the opportunity to spot a host of birdlife and small game such as Dassies. A quick hop onto the western bypass will also take you towards the Cradle of Humankind, Magaliesberg or Hartbeespoort for a day or weekend outing.
“Northcliff is a desirable choice for buyers looking to escape the Sandton traffic and offers excellent value for money”, says Wittingham-Jones and Todd. “The pretty tree-lined roads offer a wide selection of homes, from older houses to stunning modern and architectural homes with fabulous living spaces, plenty of bedrooms and extras, luxury finishes, large lush gardens, a swimming pool and top class security”.
Property in the suburb is an outstanding investment and values continue to grow year-on-year. It is most certainly an outstanding option for the discerning buyer. Although prices range from around R2m, the top end homes tend to be more in the region of R6m-R9m and ranging to around R16m for a top end spectacular property.
“Consider for example that a super luxury 800sqm home, situated on a plot of 2030sqm is priced at just R8.9m. The spectacular house includes a porte-cochère styled, double-volume marble entrance, a sweeping staircase, lavish living areas, extras such as an air-conditioned study/work from home space, library, home theatre room, entertainment room and wine cellar and upstairs pyjama lounge along with an irrigated garden, stunning infinity pool, garaging, own generator and more”.