Randburg at a glance
The affluent area of Randburg is conveniently situated with close proximity to the major highway, ensuring residents have easy access to an abundance of shopping malls, restaurants, tourist destinations and businesses.
While Sandton may be a popular business location, Randburg offers lower property prices and cheaper rentals. Randburg is a young and fast-growing developing urban and commercial area. It is home to many businesses in the service industry to cater to the many large residential suburbs. This upmarket area has large and lavish properties which attract the high-end property buyer.
A brief history of the area
Randburg was once a low-density residential area inhabited by an Afrikaans-speaking population. In 1956 commercial development took place and retail developments began to emerge in the area. Randburg was officially founded as a town in 1959 in the northwest of Johannesburg by amalgamating 32 suburbs. Suburbs included are Bromhof, Cresta, Darrenwood, Fairlands, Northriding, Northwold, Olivedale, and more. The name Randburg was derived from the South African Rand currency, which was introduced at the same time that the new area was established.
The average midday temperatures for Randburg range from 17.3°C in June to 26.9°C in January. It is the coldest during July - 1.1°C on average during the night. Randburg generally receives around 548mm of rain per year, with the highest rainfall occurring in summer (104mm).
Distance from key points (Airport/CBD)
The driving distance from Randburg is about 40 km to the O. R Tambo International Airport situated in Kempton Park, which will take you roughly 50 minutes to reach with an average speed of 80km/h via the R24.
Schools in the area
Notable schools in Randburg include Robin Hills Primary School, I.R. Griffith Primary School, Blairgowrie Primary School, Aurora Private School, King's School, and St Stithians College amongst others. Further education options consist of Damelin Randburg, CTI Randburg (Robin Acres), Boston City Campus and Business College, and more.
Netcare Olivedale Hospital, Akeso Crescent Clinic, Johannesburg Welfare Veterinary Hospital, and Wilgeheuwel Hospital are some of the helpful medical facilities available in Randburg.
Randburg is popular for its abundance of shopping malls and entertainment nodes. Northgate Mall, Cresta Shopping Centre, Banbury Cross Village, and the Blairgowrie Plaza are just some of them. Brightwater Commons is one of the most popular entertainment, restaurant and shopping centres. It was designed with the aim of being the best urban shopping space. The mall also has a large cinema complex, a mini-golf course, as well as a laser-paintball arena.
The Whippet Coffee, Panteli's Italian Kitchen, Plaka Restaurant Cresta, Cesco's Portuguese Pub & Restaurant, Coobs, Thunder Gun, Fratelli Ferndale, and the Brian Lara Rum Eatery are some of the most top-notch restaurants to go to in Randburg.
Aside from its plethora of shopping centres, the upmarket suburbs of Randburg is inundated with attractions that suit the lifestyles of both younger and older residents. The Lion Park has great family-friendly outdoor facilities and is home to four prides of lions, rhino, as well as other herbivores. While the lions are enclosed in high-security areas, other harmless animals roam free in greater areas of the park. The Cradle of Humankind is also in close proximity for residents and has a variety of attractions to keep the family entertained. Monte Casino is about 20-minutes away and features world-class gambling facilities, many popular restaurants, and theatres.
Time to invest in Randburg
Randburg is a fantastic area for your family or business venture to relocate to. Residential and commercial properties can be seen as great investment opportunities. If you are interested in investing or finding your next humble abode in this magnificent area contact RealNet Properties now.