15 Benoni facts that'll inspire your move
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There are two types of people. Those who want to live in Benoni. And those that do. It's not surprising. Johannesburg's housing market is on the rise in the east. With its prime properties, Benoni has taken the spotlight. Browse through any of our listings and you'll find great value for money. If you're still undecided, here are some facts that'll have you packing your bags.
1. Top rated
According to the South African Customer Satisfaction Index, Benoni's municipality (Ekurhuleni) is the best-performing metro municipality in Gauteng. The index measures citizen satisfaction and trust in a metro's service delivery.
2. Film feature
Benoni has a colourful community and it's best seen in Crazy Monkey: Straight Outta Benoni, an MTV-inspired movie. Set in the area, the well-received film was a huge box office success.
3. Famous faces
You know that Charlize Theron and Princess Charlene of Monaco lived in Benoni. But, did you know it's also linked to rugby player, Bryan Habana, comedian, Barry Hilton, and artist, Mongezi Ncaphayi. Could the area make you the next star?
4. Career fuel
With its many industries, you'll find Benoni a place of opportunity. In 2014, the first Hyundai assembly plant was launched in the town. It helped create many jobs for locals.
5. Wheelie cool
This year, the Formula K business park opened in Benoni. Featuring a 2.2 km racetrack, the venue will expand to include a business park, 4x4 trail, a BMX course, and more.
6. Nature wonderland
If you're looking for a green retreat, it's a snap in Benoni. The Korsman Conservancy has a wealth of birdlife, insects, mammals, reptiles and wild flowers. It's a must-visit for some peace and quiet.
7. Sweet treat
Almost a decade ago, Marthys "Thys" and Nic Korsman relocated to Benoni from the Netherlands. They started an ice cream factory which delivered these dairy desserts by horse-drawn carts. You can still pop in for a cone.
8. Hoppy day
Benoni's Bunny Park is a fun spot to see these furry creatures. Since 2017, over 18 million rands has been put in to upgrade and beautify it. The park officially reopens on 11 December 2019.
9. Lake City
Benoni covers two sides of a valley that borders four lakes. As such, the town is fondly referred to as the "City of Lakes" by residents. By moving to the area, you'll get to enjoy the scenic beauty and recreational pursuits of these waterbodies.
10. Grave times
If you're a history buff, you'll want to visit the Rynsoord Cemetery. This burial site has some notable graves related to the 1913 Mineworkers Strike, 1918 Spanish Influenza pandemic, the 1922 Rand Rebellion and the Crimean War.
11. Retail therapy
You can shop until you drop. Benoni's Northmead Mall was revamped in 2014. Boasting 40 fantastic stores, it offers a convenient stop for locals in search of quality goods and services.
12. Holiday spirit
In 1953, the municipal Christmas lighting scheme came into operation and the Christmas procession was staged. Benoni was transformed into a fairyland. Over 20 000 people across East Rand came to see the lights. The lighting tradition lives on today.
13. Caribbean flavour
Benoni has one of the best Jamaican-themed restaurants in the country. Head to Cool Runnings for delicious food, fun events and cheerful service.
14. Busy bee
Fact: There's never a dull day in Benoni. There's just too much to do. You can explore the Benoni Art Route, do a round of golf at the Benoni Country Club or go animal-spotting at the Benoni Monkey And Bird Park.
15. Class act
Benoni has a number of schools with fine teachers. One of these is Willowmoore High School. The principal and deputy principal were recognised this year at the 20th National Teaching Awards (NTA) for excellence in education.
There's much to appreciate about Benoni. With Century 21, you can make the area your home. Get in touch with our local property professionals to find out more.
Author: Century 21