Midrand at a glance
Leapfrog offers an excellent range of Midrand property and houses, ensuring a wide selection for homeowners seeking to invest in this prime area.
Midrand is located in the Johannesburg metropolis in Gauteng, South Africa. It was established as a local municipality in 1981, but was incorporated into Region 2 of Johannesburg during the late 1990’s and in 2006, when the number of regions was reduced to seven; it formed part of Region A. The name Halfway House is suitable as it is halfway between The Rand (Witwatersrand) and Pretoria. Your property in Midrand will be very well located and is completely built around the N1 and soon to be completed Gautrain Rapid Rail Link between Johannesburg, Pretoria and OR Tambo International Airport. Midrand is identified as one of the eight tourism nodes in the Johannesburg area and is home to large-scale industries such as textiles and motor vehicles. The more central suburbs of the area host the headquarters of many large technology and medical companies. Midrand is relatively modern and has experienced a great deal of growth in the last decade or so.
Suburbs serviced by Leapfrog Midrand include Barbeque, Barbeque Downs Business Park, Beaulieu, Blue Hills, Blue Hills Country Estates, Carlswald, Clayville, Country View, Crowthorne, Ebony Park, Erand, Glen Austin, Glenferness, Halfway Gardens, Halfway House, Ivory Park, Kaalfontein, Kosmosdal (Blue Valley Golf & Country Estates, Valley View Estate), Kyalami, Kyalami A.H, Kyalami Boulevard, Kyalami Estates, Kyalami Ext, Kyalami Park, Midridge Park, Noordwyk, Olifantsfontein, President Park, Rabie Ridge, Randjesfontein, Randjies Park, Sage Corporate Park and Vorna Valley.
Due to the area’s central location in the Gauteng Province, Midrand properties prove to be attractive to major national and international companies as a site for head offices or regional office facilities. Many companies such as Bidvest, BMW, Siemens, Nissan, Vodacom SA and many others have made Midrand their home. Midrand’s large development has meant that there is little break between the outskirts of Johannesburg and those of Pretoria. The Gauteng provincial government envisages that, if current growth trends remain, much of the province will be urban by 2015.
Midrand’s eclectic mix of people is true to a new democratic South Africa. The Midrand region is home to more than 350,000 residents and the population in this area is relatively young with some 24% being between the ages of 20 and 29. The formal residential areas are home to prosperous and well educated residents. Young, upwardly mobile professionals of all races feel very comfortable in Midrand. With plans for Old Mutual’s R5 Billion Rand Zonki Zizwe retail development and other exciting developments shooting up, Midranders will also soon have one of the country’s best shopping centres on their doorstep.
Midrand home owners can choose from a multitude of schools, both private and government provide plentiful schooling in the area including Halfway House Primary, Midrand Primary, Sagewood, Kyalami Preparatory and many others. Midrand is also home to several colleges, which include Damelin, Midrand College, MGI and UNISA’s Graduate School of Business Leadership.
Leapfrog Midrand specialises in all your residential property requirements including selling, buying and renting of your property and houses in Midrand. This particular property in South Africa is diverse, and offers a wide selection of real estate in Midrand, and includes apartments, buy-to-let and investment properties, cluster developments, flats, free standing houses, golf estates, residential estates, townhouses, security complexes, security estates, stack units and vacant land. Residential developments, both free standing and serviced estates, in the node have again commenced, due to the increased demand in the other commercial sectors and the need to provide accommodation for the workforce.
Midrand is the ideal investment for those that commute between Pretoria, Johannesburg and OR Tambo International Airport, especially with the near completion of SANRA’s N1 Highway upgrades and the soon to be running Gautrain Rapid Rail Link in June 2010.
Consider an investment in Midrand property as it is in the heart of Gauteng, the financial capital of Africa.