Houses for sale in Rondebosch East and Athlone Property Area Information

Houses For Sale in† Rondebosch East

Rondebosch East houses for sale†are situated in the Cape Town southern suburbs along the M5 Highway. It initially formed part of the greater Rondebosch area which was created in 1657 shortly after the dutch arrived in South Africa in 1652. The dutch East India company gave land to some of its employees who gained Free Burger status (free citizens) so they could grow crops along the Liesbeek River. There was a circular grove of thorn bushes growing along the river and this prompted them to call the area Rondebosch (Round Bush).

Eventually the M5 freeway ran through this area and the section to the east of the highway was aptly called Rondebosch East.

Houses for sale in Rondebosch East is situated about 7 km from the city of Cape Town. Rondebosch East is an affluent suburb and since the abolishment of the Apartheid governments'†group areas act, many wealthy Coloureds, Blacks and Indians have moved to†the area. They have invested large amounts of monies into renovating their newly acquired properties in Rondebosch east, resulting in the area experiencing significant regeneration and growth in houses prices.

The area has a good mixture of various population groups and is truly a cosmopolitan suburb where all live in harmony.

Geographic location :

Rondebosch East is in the Cape Town southern suburbs. It is situated next to the greater Athlone area which forms part of the Cape Flats on itís eastern border. Athlone is made up of numerous areas.
( Athlone property for sale prices and type vary significantly and caters for people from all walks of life e.g. there are the more affluent areas of Belgravia, Belthorn Estate, Crawford, Garlandale, Newfields and Pinati Estate etc. Then there is the medium priced areas such as Bridgetown, Kew Town, Silvertown etc; and the Ďí lower priced Ē areas which consists mainly of houses initially provided by the government and City of Cape Town Municipality such as Bokmakierie etc )

You will find Sybrand Park and Pinelands to the northern side, Rondebosch and Claremont on itís west and Lansdowne, Kenwyn and Kenilworth to the South.

The residents have excellent access to main transport†routes. H ouses for sale in Rondebosch East enjoys an excellent location and you can literally reach anywhere in Cape Town within 20 minutes. Rondebosch East is a centrally located suburb area with the M5 highway (which becomes Prince George Drive) linking to areas such as Cape Town City to the North and Muizenberg to the south. The N2 highway is also easily accessible making commuting to Cape Town International Airport and Somerset West very easy and quick. Kromboom Road and Jan Smuts Drive also makes linking to Vanguard Drive (the N7 highway) and the N1 very simple. Jan Smuts drive near to Lawson Road also makes commuting for Old Mutual staff a pleasure because if they just stay on this road it eventually takes them to Mutual Park.

Rondebosch East area also has good public transport such as Lansdowne metrorail and Crawford Stations on the cape flats line close by.

Rondebosch East property for sale represents excellent value for money in the southern suburbs of cape town. Rondebosch east consists mainly of beautiful freestanding houses, but there are some semi detached houses, Maisonettes or Town Houses and flats or apartments for sale in Rondebosch East. The houses are typically large sized but you will find some smaller property as well. Typically plot sizes are around 500 square metres and houses are typically about 150 to 250 square metres but there are some mansions in the area. With these houses selling for around R1000 000 to R2000 000 or more it represents the best value in Cape Town. Smaller properties in Rondebosch East of about 50-150metres would go for about R500 000 to R1000 000 and apartments or flats for sale in Rondebosch east could go from about R350 000 to R650 000.

Rondebosch East commercial properties especially on Kromboom Road is in high demand because there is huge potential business as it is an extremely busy road and itís a prestigious address.

Rondebosh East residents are predominantly high income earners with many professionals like doctors, attorneys and business people making Rondebosch East their home. Many property investors buy property in Rondebosch East because it provides excellent ROI (return on investment). Because of itís excellent location and easy access to public transport, landlords always find it very easy to find tenants in Rondeboch east as demand is always high for rentals.

Rondebosch East houses are situated close to nature with popular places such as Newlands Forest, Muizenberg beach, Devilís Peak, Table Mountain , the Atlantic Seaboard etc all within an†easy commute. In addition to this, the†i nfrastructure of suburb†is excellent and includes facilities such as Athlone Police Station Police SAPS, Lansdowne Police SAPS , Claremont police station, Athlone Municipal Offices, Day Hospital in Athlone, Athlone Library, Rondebosch police station, Lansdowne Public Library, Rondebosch Library, Bridgetown Library etc.

There are also numerous medical facilities in Rondebosch East or very† close by including Red Cross Hospital, GF Jooste Hospital, Groote Schuur Hospital, Gatesville Medical Centre, Vincent Palloti Hospital, City Park Hospital, Willowmead Medical Centre, Rondebosch east pharmacy, Theracare Health centre, Mowbray Maternity Hospital, Kingsbury Hospital, Lansdowne Community Health Centre, Hazendal Municipal Clinic to mention but a few.

You will also find numerous†commercial & retail shops, supermarkets, businesses, banks, convenience stores, petrol stations etc in Rondebosch East eg.
7/11, Multisave, Shoprite Athlone, Shoprite Kenilworth, Pick Ďn Pay Kenilworth, Checkers Rondebosch, Rondebosch Pick n Pay, Rosmead Avenue Spar, Fruit and Veg City Access Park Kenilworth, Steers Rondebosch East, Debonaires Athlone, Mcdonalds Kenilworth, Nandos Claremont, Shell, Engen, Caltex, BP, FNB, Standard Bank , Nedbank ATM machine, ABSA, Rondebosch Shopping Centre, Baxter Theatre, Ster- Kinekor Kenilworth, Nu Metro Cinema etc

Combined with this the education† availability & quality of schools, colleges, universities located in or near the †suburb is magnificent. Examples of schools include Rondebosch East Primary School, Windsor Primary School, Windsor High Secondary School, Islamia College High School, Thornton Road primary, Garlandale primary school, Golden Grove Primary, Alicedale primary school, Heatherdale Primary School, Micklefield Primary School, St Raphaels Roman Catholic School, Rosebank Junior School, Athlone north Primary, Belthorne Primary School, Kewtown Primary, Turfhall Primary School, Rondebosch Boys Preparatory School, Rosmead Central Primary School, Rylands Primary, Groote Schuur Primary School, Claremont Primary School, Rustenburg Girls, Pinelands Primary School, Newfields Primary School, Bridgetown East Primary School, Western Province Prep, Ottery Road Methodist Primary School, Alexander Sinton Secondary School, San Souci Girls, Belgravia High Secondary School, Livingstone High School, Westerford High School, UCT University of Cape Town etc

the area is also fantastic for sports fanatics because you will also find many sports facilities and codes†in or near rondebosch east suburb eg. Marists War Memorial Sports club, Keurboom Sports Club, V.O.B Sports Grounds, Y.M.C.A Sports Club, Athlone Stadium, Turfhall Stadium, Vygekraal Stadium, Rosmead Sports ground, Johnston Road Sports Fields, Western Province Sports Club , Wynberg Sports Club, Claremont Tennis and bowling Club, Hartleyvale, Newlands Cricket stadium, Newlands Rugby stadium, Liesbeek Park Soccer club etc.

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