Parkmore

The Johannesburg suburb of Parkmore is situated on either side of Sandton Drive and is just a stone's throw from Sandton City shopping centre. This suburb is one of long narrow parallel streets, all of which have been either fenced off or have booms for added security. The suburb is served by the shopping centre at Benmore Gardens and has its own row of shops along 11th Street. Parkmore, neighbour to Sandown and Benmore, regards itself as a village. 

 

The pretty suburb does indeed boast the open spaces of George Lea Park, the Field and Study Park, but it also lies bounded by Graystone Drive to the west, Sandton Drive to the south and the Braamfontein Spruit and William Nicol to the east, making access in and around Sandton and the city extremely convenient.Parkmore residential and commercial property presents an excellent investment opportunity in Johannesburg’s trendy northern suburbs. Reliable public transport is provided by municipal buses and the Gautrain, which plies regular routes between the Sandton Gautrain station, OR Tambo International Airport, the Johannesburg CBD and, in July 2011, Pretoria via Midrand and Centurion.

Parkmore is dominated by homes built in the late 1960s and 1970s, something of an ‘ugly sister’ when described in Sandton terms, but no less appealing for its position in the northern leafy spheres of Johannesburg. Although the original residences do not have the aesthetic appeal of some of their wealthier neighbours, multiple-bedroom homes with large spacious grounds and swimming pools offer some of the best value for money in Sandton. Reputed to be the last affordable family friendly residential area in Sandton, Parkmore properties comprise modest and rather plain family homes built in the 1960’s; modern townhouses in gated communities and affordable sectional title units. Many of the streets are fenced or have booms to provide additional suburban security. The major reason for living and staying here is that Parkmore is but a stone’s throw from Sandton’s CBD. Homes might be modest, but they’re by no means small and gardens are large, leafy and established.

The River Club Golf course lies on the northern boundary of Parkmore and is one of the city’s better golf courses, even if it doesn’t allow visitors. Nelson Mandela Square, in the heart of Sandton, is close by offering an array of decadent retail and fine dining options. Prime Parkmore properties are located in one of the most convenient and accessible areas of the northern suburbs. Encircled by the William Nicol Highway and Graystone and Sandton Drives, Parkmore residents are able to access every significant destination in Sandton, Midrand, Centurion, Pretoria and the Johannesburg CBD. As the name suggests, Parkmore boasts a number of parks, natural eco escapes and sports fields. The George Lea Park is a popular recreational and sports venue and is home to the Sandton Sports Club. The Field and Study Park are rural wilderness areas comprising open grasslands and indigenous flora and are ideal destinations for the entire family.