Monavoni has a wide variety of properties, meaning it attracts people from all walks of life. Featuring many gated estates, it is secure, central and has access to schools, main routes and retail.
Monavoni boasts an assorted array of properties and thus accommodates residents across a wide social and income range, from students to the well-heeled homeowner who can afford a property at the top end of the market.
This means this Centurion suburb is demographically diversified.
“In Monavoni you find stack units – three-storey units suitable for single people, students and young couples who are just starting out – and also a number of townhouses,” says Kevin Kager of Seeff Centurion. Monavoni is also popular with investors who buy to let.
The area draws young families as it has easy access to several good schools, including those situated in Raslouw, Wierda Park and Thatchfield. Kager says the Curro school in nearby Thatchfield a particularly popular choice.
Monavoni’s centrality also makes it attractive to people who are travelling to some of Gauteng’s main centres.
“It is easy to get to places such as Pretoria, Centurion CBD, Joburg, Midrand, Sandton and Krugersdorp, thanks to nearby main routes such as the R55 and N14,” says Kager.
The N1 is also within easy reach, via Midrand.
Kager says entry level prices for small estate apartments in the area are around R700 000, with some of the smaller apartments on the market for as much as R1.2 million – making them perfect for first-time buyers.
At the other end of the spectrum are more upmarket, free-standing properties in security complexes, complete with clubhouse facilities, such as Stoneridge, Silverstone, Silverwood and Stonefield country estates, where it is common to find properties topping the R2.5m mark.
“Directly opposite Stoneridge Country Estate you have Heuwelsig Estate, which has six different gates. There’s a mixture of sectional titles, that is simplexes, duplexes and apartments, and between Gates 2 and 6 you find free-standing, larger homes,” says Kager, noting that the complex-within-a-complex set-up is welcomed by many for the extra layer of security.
Development of residential commercial property is continuing in the area, but there is limited vacant land for individual investors to purchase and develop. Kager says those lucky enough to buy a vacant plot can erect their dream home.
A hospital is one development being planned. Kager says this will hugely reduce travel times to the nearest hospital when it opens. The nearest hospital for residents at the moment is Netcare Unitas Hospital in Lyttelton.
Adjacent to Monavoni is Monavoni A/H, an exclusive enclave of smallholdings on quieter streets where residents can enjoy a country lifestyle along with animal husbandry.
Monavoni and Monavoni A/H are within a walking distance of Forest Hill City, which has 125 different shops, from restaurants to big retail chain stores and specialist shops.
Freehold properties in Tshwane with the same price threshold can be found in Murrayfield, Newlands and Rietondale.
Freehold properties in Stoneridge Country Estate (average R2.3m) and Heuwelsig Estate (R2.05m) are more upmarket. Comparable value for sectional titles would be in Boardwalk Villas and Eco Park Estate.