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Magaliesig: Fine fit in Fourways

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Named after its views of the Magaliesberg mountains, Magaliessig offers secure living in an area close to schools, highways and many eating, outdoor and entertainment options

Conveniently located and well-positioned for leisure opportunities, Magaliessig is a neat, attractive neighbourhood within the greater Fourways area. The name is the Afrikaans for “Magalies view”, which speaks of the elevated location and views across to the majestic Magaliesberg mountains.

With security enhanced due to the limited number of access points, the area is free of through-traffic and well-serviced by the main arterials William Nicol Drive and Main Road to the west and east. The N1 runs along the southern side and Witkoppen Road provides an alternative route.

The Fourways area was originally the residence and game farm of the Eriksen family. Their manor house, built in the 1940s, was named Norscot Manor and the Cape Dutch house still stands. Magaliessig, sometimes referred to as Little Fairways, is one of eight suburbs in the region and commands good property prices.

Area specialist and agent for Indigo 7 Properties, Malcolm Opperman, says Magaliessig has a constant, strong repeat sale turnover of properties, providing for investment and residential needs. 

“The majority consists of mature sectional title and freehold developments with minimal new residential property developments, holding strong comparative property valuation in respect of adjacent areas.”

He says local attractions include Lonehill Municipal Nature Reserve, Design Quarter shopping centre and a golf driving range.

“The area is fairly heavily populated with the large urban centre of Sandton located in the region. However, there are many parks which offer biodiversity and the area is close to Joburg’s central business district. 

“It is infamous for its heavy traffic, but in preparation for the World Summit on Sustainable Development, the government spent considerable sums investing in upgrades to the transportation network,” says Opperman. 

“This suburb is ideally located close to the Sandton CBD, main routes, public transport, a variety of schools, nature attractions and a number of popular entertainment facilities such as Montecasino and Fourways Mall.

“More up-and-coming young professional families aged between 18 and 35 are moving in due to new employment ventures, with schools and entertainment facilities on their doorstep, yet balancing it with the outgoing middle-age families between 36 and 49.”

He says while fewer freehold properties are sold compared to sectional title, freehold values are higher and the median pricing reflects this. 

Resident and retiree Mary Hanna, has lived with her husband in the area for 10 years.

She says it is convenient for commuters and professionals alike who need access to the N1, M1, William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Road.

The golf driving range nearby is popular and the quick access to Montecasino, with its theatres and restaurants, is a drawcard. Their favourite restaurants in Magaliessig are Papoulis Place and Society. 

“Design Quarter also has a variety of restaurants and the numerous nearby shopping centres offer a very wide variety of eat-out options,” says Hanna.

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