Why is Umhlanga South Africa's new property capital?
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Looking for your next property investment? Umhlanga should be on your radar. A report by the New World Wealth says Umhlanga has been the top-performing resident market in South Africa over the last 10 years.
Fondly referred to as 'Sandton by the Sea' by locals, it has plenty to offer. If you're a professional, Umhlanga brings a powerful 'work, life, play' balance. Retiring? Umhlanga boasts world-class healthcare facilities. If you're semigrating to KwaZulu-Natal, the pull of Umhlanga's lifestyle and security is magnetic.
With a booming market, here are some factors that make Umhlanga a property hotspot.
Umhlanga's warm and temperate climate has delighted for years. With temperate lows of 16.8 °C, know your feet will never touch a cold floor in the morning. You'll also discover why the locals are so friendly. Sunny rays boost your mood, enhances your sleep and lowers disease risks. The weather also lets you enjoy the best of Umhlanga living.
A boring day in Umhlanga? Like that's ever happened. The area is known for its events. This month alone has so much in store. You can do dinner and a movie at the Oyster Box. You can browse for tasty treats and crafts at Wonder Market. You can also try your hand at painting, racing, watch a show or celebrate your South African heritage.
Umhlanga's location is one of its best selling points. It's only about six hours away from Johannesburg. If you're a breadwinner from Gauteng, you have a quick commute while your family can enjoy Umhlanga's offerings. For flights, King Shaka International Airport is only 20 minutes away. The area also has access to major highways.
On your property prowl, be sure to check out Umhlanga's scene. Tantalise your tastebuds at The Chef's Table, The Sugar Club and Butcher Boys. For an outdoor escape look to Umhlanga Beach, Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve or Hawaan Forest. Gateway, Umhlanga Centre and Outlet Park cover your shopping needs. For the spiritually-minded, there are centres for Christians, Muslims, Jews and Hindus.
It's always a good sign to see exciting new projects in an area. The upcoming Oceans Mall plans to have 103 retail outlets, 12 restaurants, a supercar dealership and South Africa's first snow-park. Town Lodge Umhlanga and The Pearls Umhlanga recently completed development this month. A R1.14 billion highway interchange was also launched, connecting Umhlanga with Durban.
Your child's path to success starts in Umhlanga. There are plenty of excellent options available. Young kids can enrol at Seedlings Pre-School, Hamptons Primary School and Atholton Primary School. There's also Reddam House Umhlanga if you're looking for a boarding school. For older children, nearby institutions include Crawford College La Lucia, Northlands Girls' High School and Northwood School.
Umhlanga may not have a fountain of youth. But, you'll get pretty close. There's the Netcare uMhlanga Hospital, Umhlanga Day Night Clinic, Beacon Rock Medical Centre and the Busamed Gateway Private Hospital. The area has superb practitioners in general surgery, dermatology, fertility, paediatrics, gynaecology and dentistry, to name a few.
Mention an Umhlanga trip to a friend and you'll be treated to a look of envy. It has beaches and bakeries that top must-visit lists. Its pier was named the world's most beautiful by CNN. In fact, the spot was also picked as one of the most Instagrammable places in Durban. Moving to Umhlanga truly means moving up in the world.
It's easy to fall for Umhlanga's above and beyond features. But, it's even easier to plant roots in this coastal gem. You can choose from swanky apartments, cosy duplexes and charming stretches of land. Call or email us today to set up an appointment.
Author: Century 21