Florida Glen at a glance
Florida Glen is a primarily residential suburb situated on the Eastern side of Roodepoort, and South-Westerly to Randburg CBD. It is separated by the N1 Highway, and intersects at the Gordon Road off-ramp. The second main road through Florida Glen is Lange Avenue, which is second to N1 Highway, which was constructed in the 1980's, and as such, diverted traffic onto the busy Gordon Road.
Hendrik Potgieter Road is another big road that also passes through Florida Glen. Florida Glen is flanked by several recognisable suburbs such as Quellerina (that is well known by its own stunning views) to the North and Delarey to the South. Furthermore, there is Bergbron and Northcliff to the East, as well as Florida Hills and Newlands to the West.
Florida Glen has no schools of its own, and reliant on surrounding suburbs for such facilities. There is however a few churches and community centres - notably the NG Kerk Florida Glen which is visible from the Western Bypass, with its large steel spire.
In the early 1980's, a small shopping mall was built at the intersection of Lange Avenue and Gordon Road called "The Glen". It houses a number of small community shops including a Spar, liquor store, green-grocer and hardware store.
Point of interest - malls and shopping centres nearby include Cresta Mall - 5km away, Clearwater Mall - 6km away, Florida Junction Shopping Centre, Flora Shopping Centre
It is also lying 30.2km from the Lanseria International Airport.