Property prices in and around Oakdene are climbing steadily, and local estate agents attribute this to welcome developments in the area, and to its accessibility and many amenities
Homebuyers should try to secure a property near central Oakdene because properties around that part of the fast-developing suburb realise more. This is according to estate agent Tevin Barca, team leader for Team Action at Re/Max All Stars, who has handled a number of property transactions in the area.
“There’s a steady incline in property values in Oakdene at the moment. We can also see residential property developers and developers of establishments, such as hotels, showing an interest,” says Barca, who cites several factors for appreciation in values.
One is the welcome improvements to sections of the area, including shopping amenities.
“The Glen Shopping Centre and other smaller malls and centres are making the area more appealing, resulting in an appreciation in property values as residents have easier access to excellent facilities,” says Barca, whose team member in the area is Altus Opperman.
Opperman says: “Some classy B&Bs have been developed or are coming up in Oakdene that have also helped support the market.”
The Glen Shopping Centre is located in the heart of Joburg south, just off the N12 freeway, and comprises a diversified tenant mix on three levels.
Oakdene, close to good schools such as Cuties Corner Montessori Pre-School, Marist Brothers Linmeyer and Curro Castle Turffontein, is also more affordable when compared to surrounding suburbs Bassonia and Glenvista, which, like Oakdene, are renowned for scenic views.
“You can get the benefits of Joburg south without having to buy a property at an exorbitant price,” says Opperman.
Barca points to the huge property price spectrum: “Properties in Oakdene range from around R550 000 for a sectional title unit to free-standing homes reaching prices of more than R3 million. There are many complex units and cluster complexes in the area, with top-end clusters in Oakdene fetching up to R2.5m and top-end homes selling for up to R3.5m.”
“There are no estates.”
Opperman says the portfolio consists of free-standing homes with stands ranging in size from 700m² to 3 000m². Sectional titles, clusters of upstairs and downstairs units, and free-standing clusters can be found, most with modern finishes.
“Oakdene is located near main highways, allowing easy access to the Joburg CBD. Many choose Oakdene for its mountain views and access to excellent facilities and transport routes,” says Barca.
He says suburbs with a similar profile in Joburg south are Mulbarton, Glenanda and Linmeyer.
Michael de Klerk’s places of interest, things to do
1 Il Camino
Good service and exceptional food – great pizzas – makes this restaurant an all-round great. Corner Hythe and The Broads streets, Joburg South. 0116823002
2 Glenvista Country Club
A well-maintained golf course with great staff, a functions venue and a new, exciting craft brewery, The Green. Vorster Avenue, Glenvista, Joburg South. 0114323150
3 Food Lover’s Market
I frequent this to stock up on fruit, vegetables and meat. Corner Oak and Boundary roads, Oakdene. 0114361517
4 Nu Metro
This movie theatre is just around the corner from home. There’s nothing like movies on the big screen. The food court in the shopping centre has been modernised. U16, The Glen Shopping Centre, Orpen Road, Oakdene. 0860383690
A favourite for pizza and pastas. U5, The Glen Regional Centre, Orpen Road, Oakdene. 0114351311
6 Chilli Pickle
For fabulous Indian cuisine and spicy snacks. Tiago Centre, 272 Orpen Road, Gleneagles. 0114359243