As Johannesburg’s urban sprawl continues at a rapid pace, areas like Midrand are leading the pack. A large part of this is due to Midrand’s location: stretching from Kyalami on the south to Centurion in the north and alongside the N1, it’s located directly between Pretoria and Johannesburg, making it easily accessible to both. Within the Midrand area itself, developments like the collection of Waterfall Estate, Waterfall City and the Mall of Africa mean Midrand will have retail, residential and office amenities on its doorstep to rival any large South African city.

Taking advantage of all these amenities but still retaining a country feel away from the city bustle, the Midrand suburb of Barbeque Downs is entirely residential. It’s made up of either secure housing estates or sectional title flats, so it’s filled with either young professionals or young families looking for secure residential living with modern conveniences nearby. Along its quiet residential streets, you’ll find people jogging and walking their dogs, and there’s a real sense of community that adds to the suburb’s popularity. Since it’s near to Sunninghill, Barbeque Downs is close to good schools like St Peter’s, Redhill and Rivonia Primary, as well as the renowned Netcare Sunninghill Hospital.

Property in Barbeque Downs is a relatively affordable investment. Prices for flats are currently around the R1,5m mark, while you’ll pay around R2,5m for a cluster, and approximately R3m for a freestanding house. There are many new developments to choose from, which means you save on transfer duty, and you can personalise your exact layout and finishes. Whether you choose the convenience of living in a flat, the expanse and privacy of a house, or a cluster offering a degree of both, a property in Barbeque Downs gives you security, a sense of community, and a slice of the countryside right near the big city.

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“I love Barbeque Downs because it feels quiet and peaceful, and is a really great place for my kids to grow up in” – Karen Hughes, resident

Property demand in Barbeque Downs

Properties listed for sale in Barbeque Downs comprise approximately 2% of the total sale listings in the Midrand area. Approximately 3% of the interest (views) in properties for sale in the Midrand area is attributable to properties listed for sale in Barbeque Downs.

Properties listed for rent in Barbeque Downs comprise approximately 3% of the total rental listings in the Midrand area.

Approximately 2% of the interest (views) in properties for rent in the Midrand area is attributable to properties listed for rent in Barbeque Downs.

Buying in Barbeque Downs

The monthly bond repayment to purchase a typical property in Barbeque Downs, namely a three-bedroom cluster, with the median asking price of R2,299,500 is R22,573 per month over 20 years at prime of 10,25% with no deposit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top schools

  • St Peter’s College
  • Redhill School
  • Rivonia Primary

 

Area highlights

  • Kyalami on Main shopping centre
  • Da Vincenzo Restaurant & Venue
  • Leeukop Golf Course
  • Kyalami Kart Circuit
  • Kyalami Sport & Function Centre
  • Netcare Sunninghill Hospital

 

 

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