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Observatory in Johannesburg Gauteng has a lot to offer. We have summarised a few of the attractions property owners in the area feel are pulling both investors and families to this secure and peaceful suburb.
 
Olde World Charm

Observatory has become a sanctuary for home-buyers looking for a more laid back lifestyle from yesteryear when your family was raised in rambling character-filled houses on sprawling stands. Homes were you could hear your children romping across echoing wooden floors covered with high pressed ceilings and then congregating in the communal kitchen which formed the heart and hearth of the home.
 
Observatory's lingering style and character has been maintained in many ways over the decades and it’s classic heritage homes are a vibrant and defining feature.
 
Large Gardens

The trend of subdivision of large stands which has become commonplace in many of Johannesburg’s older suburbs has been largely ignored in Observatory.

The area also defies trends in the sectional title sector as there has been little coalescing of stands to develop complexes and as of the time of writing there are only 2 sectional title complexes that have been built.
 
Observatory as an area compares equitably with some of the leafy upmarket suburbs like Houghton, Essexwoldand Bedfordview when it comes to erf sizes. Most stands in the area are upwards of two thousand square metres. The prices of homes however remain substantially lower than comparable Johannesburg suburbs.
 
Excellent Value for Money

The area has real character homes and properties with many offering their original features. These are selling at prices from one and a half million upwards. "Period homes” which date back to the roaring thirties and 1940’s have been renovated, updated and often extended and are on offer at prices tags of R4 million and upwards.
 
Homes with a View

You will also find that the Observatory homes offering views, which considering that Observatory is one of Johannesburgs most elevated suburbs are selling with some hefty price-tags.
 
Wide Demographic Appeal

Property buyers from a younger demographic, and in particular young professionals who practice in nearby suburbs are on the lookout for homes in the lower price range in Observatory. These properties offer excellent value for money and with updating or even restoration can provide added capital returns over time.
  
Position

Observatory’s central location together with the top notch schools in the area are yet further drawcards for buyers.
 
Some of Joburg’s best private schools are located near Observatory.
 
OR Tambo International Airport is a short drive away.
 
Observatory also offers convenient access to the major roads connecting to Sandton, and Midrand, Pretoria and Centurion.

Observatory in Johannesburg Gauteng has a lot to offer. We have summarised a few of the attractions property owners in the area feel are pulling both investors and families to this secure and peaceful suburb.
 
Olde World Charm

Observatory has become a sanctuary for home-buyers looking for a more laid back lifestyle from yesteryear when your family was raised in rambling character-filled houses on sprawling stands. Homes were you could hear your children romping across echoing wooden floors covered with high pressed ceilings and then congregating in the communal kitchen which formed the heart and hearth of the home.
 
Observatory's lingering style and character has been maintained in many ways over the decades and it’s classic heritage homes are a vibrant and defining feature.
 
Large Gardens

The trend of subdivision of large stands which has become commonplace in many of Johannesburg’s older suburbs has been largely ignored in Observatory.

The area also defies trends in the sectional title sector as there has been little coalescing of stands to develop complexes and as of the time of writing there are only 2 sectional title complexes that have been built.
 
Observatory as an area compares equitably with some of the leafy upmarket suburbs like Houghton, Essexwoldand Bedfordview when it comes to erf sizes. Most stands in the area are upwards of two thousand square metres. The prices of homes however remain substantially lower than comparable Johannesburg suburbs.
 
Excellent Value for Money

The area has real character homes and properties with many offering their original features. These are selling at prices from one and a half million upwards. "Period homes” which date back to the roaring thirties and 1940’s have been renovated, updated and often extended and are on offer at prices tags of R4 million and upwards.
 
Homes with a View

You will also find that the Observatory homes offering views, which considering that Observatory is one of Johannesburgs most elevated suburbs are selling with some hefty price-tags.
 
Wide Demographic Appeal

Property buyers from a younger demographic, and in particular young professionals who practice in nearby suburbs are on the lookout for homes in the lower price range in Observatory. These properties offer excellent value for money and with updating or even restoration can provide added capital returns over time.
  
Position

Observatory’s central location together with the top notch schools in the area are yet further drawcards for buyers.
 
Some of Joburg’s best private schools are located near Observatory.
 
OR Tambo International Airport is a short drive away.
 
Observatory also offers convenient access to the major roads connecting to Sandton, and Midrand, Pretoria and Centurion.
 

Author: Barry Davies

Submitted 25 Nov 16 / Views 179