This Northernly located suburb of Johannesburg is commonly known as one of the city’s most vibrant, ‘fashionable’ hubs and is perfectly located in relation to Sandton making it convenient for any corporate base. Being one of Johannesburg’s oldest suburbs, there is an incredibly established feel in the area which bodes well for property values and rental rates. With a plethora of high end shopping precincts to choose from within area as well as neighbouring the glorified shopping district of Rosebank, this historic suburb is a hard to beat player in the overall selection of Johannesburg’s commercial real estate sector.
Parktown is considered to be a slightly more reasonably priced option compared to other commercial hubs namely those located in and around Sandton. There are however A-grade office spaces that are costly and can compete with some of Sandton’s most expensive high end real estate options. The majority of Parktown is however made up of far more affordable (yet well designed) commercial spaces that offer most (if not all )of the amenities and specifications one could ask for in an office park or block. With active listings ranging from over 1 million rand per month to smaller and more modest setups costing around the 15 thousand rand mark, Parktown has an enormous amount of real estate for the prospective tenant to choose from.
Although Parktown has plenty of offerings available there are a few sought after gems offering good quality yet value for money. Sunnyside Office Park is somewhat iconic in the Parktown real estate market and is one of these gems. Its established feel offering beautiful trees, gardens, water features etc. ensures that there is a constant feeling of tranquillity at Sunnyside. A skip and a jump from Killarney Mall as well as featuring a fully secured and boomed entryway makes Sunnyside an incredible commercial offering. With plenty of well-known tenants operating on a large scale in the block, the office spaces are all expertly finished to have a professional, well-looked-after feel.
Parktown is home to a number of excellent schools, ranging from pre-primary schools to preparatory schools to high schools. These include: Parktown Boys high School is one of the oldest schools in Johannesburg. It is a public English medium high school for boys offering boarding and day schooling. In terms of girl schools, Parktown Girls High School is set in quiet, attractive grounds and maintains a healthy balance of tradition, discipline and a progressive approach to contemporary education.
The world-renowned WITS university is located a stones throw away from Parktown Central.
Being one of Johannesburg’s oldest suburbs, Parktown offers an extensive array of highly esteemed healthcare options, of which include: Netcare Park Lane Hospital, which forms part of the well-known hospital group, Netcare. An excellent option for children, is Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital which is renowned for its technology, world class services and latest procedures.