Morningside Properties

Morningside property enjoys a favourable status and is gaining even more popularity. Morningside is the beautiful residential suburb that lies along both sides of Rivonia Road just on the outskirts of the busy Sandton CBD. It is regarded as an ideal place to live offering the best of both worlds, a quiet, peaceful high echelon suburban lifestyle minutes from Sandton City with quick easy access via both the Grayston and Buccleau interchanges that linked the N1, M1 and N3 highways. 

Morningside has a fairly recent history which can be traced back to the early 1960’s. The area comprised large rural plots populated by the horsy set which had been subdivided in the late 1950’s from the original Zandfontein farm. Real development commenced in the early 1970’s, coinciding with the tarring of South Road and the reclassification of Morningside from Peri-urban into the Sandton Municipality. As rapid suburbanization started to take place, the character of Morningside property changed dramatically, and the mink and manure set moved northwards to Kyalami and Randjesfontein.

Although Morningside is situated on the doorstep of the central Sandton district, in the heart of Johannesburg’s elite northern suburbs, it has maintained its character and charm. While it is dominated by large, contemporary family homes such as in West Road South, the landscape is changing and these very expensive properties are making way for ultra luxurious, multi unit secure cluster homes. On the main arterial buffer routes, an eclectic blend of exclusive Manhattan style apartments and higher density townhouses are becoming the norm. It is said that Morningside is home to two types of people - upwardly mobile young executives and professionals working in Sandton, and a more mature, affluent class of family orientated executive who prefers the bigger home. Many of these over 30 years old are being revamped. 

Morningside property is renowned for excellent upkeep, sound structural condition, its favourable position, accessibility and social status. It is no wonder that property prices have risen over the last ten years and will continue to do so. Demand for Morningside property will escalate as more working people move in as a result of the intensive densification taking place in the Sandton CBD.   

The attractions of living in Morningside are multifaceted and diverse, with every possible world class amenity found within the suburb or very close by. Here, one thinks of the shopping, restaurants, cinemas and theatres in Sandton City, the Village Walk, Mandela Square, The Wedge, The Pavillion, Sandton Centre or in its own newly commissioned Morningside Shopping Centre. There is a selection of the best primary and secondary schools, including Redhill School which is a hundred years old. There are Planet and Virgin fitness centres, and health and beauty spas along Rivonia Road. There is the 230 bed Morningside Medi-Clinic and the Sandton Surgical Day Clinic. Places of worship include a Mosque, Synagogues, Methodist, Anglican and Catholic Churches. Morningside Country Club and the Jewish Guild are well known for their sport activities. The Outspan Bird Sanctuary and the Ernest Ullman Park are the most tranquil places.

Morningside property is a worthwhile and sound investment, considering its location, proximity to every conceivable service and the combination of a contemporary yet tranquil green suburb situated next to an internationally acclaimed central business district.