Buying in Little Falls, a suburb where many streets are named after waterfalls, is a good investment with comfortable homes and proximity to schools, shopping centres and a nature reserve
Consider a neighbourhood that has a track record as a relatively safe investment, where the needs of residents are serviced in a convenient and virtually self-contained setting.
Add properties that fulfil contemporary lifestyle living demands.
This is what Little Falls in Roodepoort offers, making it a dream destination for the prospective homeowner set on a value-for-money investment.
“Little Falls is a popular suburb,” says Charl Fourie of Arthur Baron Estates.
“Values have been increasing annually, making it a stable investment. It draws families as it is close to private and public schools. There’s also a variety of shopping centres in and around the area.”
Fourie also recommends the suburb for its scenic beauty. “It offers spectacular views of nature and a park.”
Little Falls is ideally situated in Roodepoort, bordered by Strubens Valley, Wilgeheuwel and Kloofendal Nature Reserve, which is rich in birdlife, flora and fauna.
Also nearby and in the direction of Magaliesberg, further along Hendrik Potgieter Road, are the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens.
It is not surprising most homeowners have stayed in the area for longer than 11 years, says Fourie, citing statistics from Lightstone. Little Falls, he says, has something for everyone.
The wide range of available properties has a bearing on the suburb’s demographics, with residents ranging in age from the early 20s to retirement age.
“There are students, professionals and pensioners in Little Falls. That said, your dominant group is the middle-aged group, those between 36 and 49 years of age.
“Properties are of various sizes and types, catering for basically any buyer’s requirements, depending on their budget. The suburb offers predominantly family homes, and the buyer in this category likes being close to schools. There are townhouse complexes and clusters for the buyers who are more concerned about security.”
Fourie says Little Falls is noteworthy for being a relatively new suburb, having been established around 1991. There’s a general modern feel to properties, and interiors are usually quite contemporary.
The convenience of Hendrik Potgieter Road, a major area route which is where shopping centres like Life Style Crossing, Retail Crossing and Clearwater Mall are based, adds to the attractions.
“Apart from the park and retailers, the municipal library with its friendly staff is an added bonus for the community,” says Fourie.
He says the name of the suburb is reflected in many of the streets, which are named after South African waterfalls.
There’s little vacant land, except for a few residential stands, says Fourie. He notes that developments include a medical centre.
Allen’s Nek, Weltevreden Park and Strubens Valley are nearby areas of comparable value.