|Property for sale (real estate) in Sandton, Fourways
Some useful information regarding Fourways located in Gauteng, Sandton
Fourways Property | Norscot Property | Sandton
Fourways Property | Types
- Full Title Property in Fourways makes up 60%
- Sectional Title Property in Fourways makes up 40%
Fourways Houses | Freehold Sales
- 2011 – 180 Fourways properties sold
- 2012 (July) – 60 Fourways properties sold
Fourways Property | Sectional Title Sales
- 2011 – 60 Fourways units sold
- 2012 (July) – 25 Fourways units sold
Norscot Property | Suburb Report
- Full Title Norscot property makes up 95% of the area
- Sectional Title property in Norscot comprises only around 5%
Norscot Houses | Freehold Sales
- 2011 – 60 Norscot properties were sold
- 2012 (July) – 25 properties in Norscot were sold.
The inner portion of Fourways, which includes Norscot (between the N1 highway, William Nicol Drive, Witkoppen Road & Douglas Drive) is the older portion before other surrounding areas started calling their areas Fourways.
The large house called Norscot Manor in Penguin Drive was built by the Erikssons in the late 1800’s when the whole area was open space. Gradually small holdings were purchased & remained such until the area was sub-divided in stands between 1500 square metres & 2000 square metres. The services were connected & in the early 1970’s the Fourways suburb was the place to build your dream home. The Fourways High School was opened to cater for the children in the area.
In the early 1980’s the sectional title complexes in Alexander Avenue & Pelican Place (off Kingfisher Drive) were built by developers & sold to individuals adding to the increase on the section title percentage of the property in Fourways.
The open park area in the corner of Alexander Avenue & Kingfisher Drive was established & today is known as the “doggie park”. People from the area are regular visitors with their canine “families”.
At the top of Alexander Avenue (opposite West Way) is the entrance to the Noscot Koppies & Kingfisher Nature Reserve, a 15 hectare area owned by the Parks Board. It is a haven in this built up area. It contains Blesbok, Klipspringers, Tortoises, Dassies and many species of birds viewed from 2 hides. It is a wonderful escape from the built up area that is now Fourways. Families bring their children to “walk on the wild side”. The area is manned by a committee of voluntary people who open the Reserve on the 2nd and last Sunday of each month.
10 Years ago the Monte Casino was opened on the corner of Witkoppen & William Nicol Drive, much to the doubts of the Fourways residents. This was misguided as the Casino has added to the charm of Fourways & is a great attraction with its Teatro, restaurants, shops, open air piazza & the many attractions it offers. One has the feeling of entering an Italian Village with all its Mediterranean quaintness. It also has a bird sanctuary in the grounds, as well as hotels.
Shopping facilities in the Fourways area include The Design Quarter, Fourways Mall, Fourways Crossing, Fourways Value Mart, Pineslopes, Cedar Square, The Buzz Centre and The Leaping Frog. A little further out is the Broadacres Shopping Centre with attractive gardens.
Hotels around Fourways include Sun International, Palazzo, Indaba, Sun Square & City Lodge.
Schools in the area: Bryanpark, The American School, Heronbridge, Dainfern College, Fourways High School, Crawford College (Lonehill & Craigavon), Kings College (Douglasdale & Bryanston).
Medical facilities: Intercare Medical Centre, Fourways New Life Hospital.