Advantages Of Living In Or Around Johannesburg CBD
In this article, we will take a look at the advantages of living in Johannesburg CBD.
When it comes to securing a home in Johannesburg, many people look for different conveniences in order to make city living a breeze. Johannesburg, as a city, has been curated to serve most individuals and family structures, so finding your type of home is not that hard. In this article, we will take a look at the advantages of living in Johannesburg CBD if you are planning on moving to the city centre.
With Parkview and Parktown situated just a stone-throw away from the city centre, you can guarantee that your little one(s), if you have any, have access to some of the best schools in Jozi. Parktown Girls and Parktown Boys High Schools are in the heart of both places, as well as the National School of Arts (NSA), which offers not just a normal curriculum, but an extensive art department that is dedicated to creating the next best acts in Mzansi. So, if you have a talented little one in the house that wants and needs to be surrounded by like-minded kids, consider some of the abovementioned schools.
Malls, Malls Everywhere
One thing about Johannesburg is you are spoiled when it comes to spots to spoil yourself. When located in the CBD, you already have instant access to Newtown Junction, which is a mall in the heart of Joburg CBD that offers convenience at your doorstep. Here you can shop for daily essentials and groceries, indulge in some takeaway food when you don’t feel like making dinner, and enjoy a movie or two at the Ster Kinekor. When you head up towards the North side of things, almost as you leave Braam, there is Killarney Mall. A large shopping centre that has all your essentials and spoils. If you want more options, you can go further north to Rosebank and Sandton malls, or south towards Southgate Mall, which is located close to the city’s theme park and casino, Gold Reef City - which we will discuss later. There are other places such as Carlton Centre and Gandhi Square, Hyde Park Corner, Campus Square, and more malls and shopping centres that you can easily access from your Joburg CBD home.
Speaking of Access…Transport
If you live in Johannesburg CBD, you can pretty much work anywhere in the city, and you won’t struggle with getting to and from there and other places. The CBD is famous for being centrally located, with multiple public transport facilities within walking distance. For example, if you need to get around in the city centre itself, you should consider taking a Rea Vaya bus. This works on a card basis, where you have to purchase a card/tag and load money onto it to use on your rides. Rea Vaya is loved by most Jozi residents because of its reliability, affordability and safety. Their buses usually stick to time and stay consistent, so you can easily plan your schedule.
Metro bus as well as Putco, and other bus services are also favoured in Jozi’s CBD. However, they are often responsible for transporting people who live in the southern areas of Johannesburg.
E-hailing in and around Johannesburg is pretty easy; however, when you are located at, say, Park Station, you will need to be vigilant of Maxi Taxi/Cab drivers that are still in the process of removing e-hailing services. Request your ride in a safe space like the public areas and shops found close by.
Taxis are part of convenient mobility in Johannesburg, with most taxi ranks (Bree and Noord) opening as early as 4 am. If you have an early meeting, audition, interview, shoot, or anything, you can guarantee the taxi ranks in Jozi CBD may help you get there on time.
If you are looking to head to the north side of Johannesburg, or if you need to take a flight out every now and then, it is recommended that you take a Gautrain. This is much like what people call ‘riding a subway’. It is quick, efficient, reliable, and one of the safest ways to get around in Johannesburg.
Remember, you do not have to commit to one mode of transport when living in the city centre. They are all yours to explore.
Fun? We Thought You’d Never Ask
Whether you are moving solo, as a couple or with the family, you can find some fun activities and amenities to indulge in around Johannesburg CBD. There is the aforementioned Gold Reef City Theme Park and Casino, which offers more than just theme park rides and slot machines. They also have amazing state-of-the-art hotels and a theatre for those who enjoy the stage arts side of things. There is also The Playground Market which showcases some local designs and decor, as well as some delicious foods from different parts of the country and the world. If you enjoy markets, The Playground is not the only market for you. There is Rosebank Sunday Market as well as Fourways Farmers Market, both an e-hail, Gautrain or taxi away from the city centre. There is also the Johannesburg Zoo and Zoo Lake, which can be found on Jan Smuts Avenue, a road stretching from Parktown all the way to Randburg. At Johannesburg Zoo and Zoo Lake, you can enjoy some nature and serene time with the family while spending some time with loved ones. There are also restaurants galore in and around Johannesburg CBD, with Maboneng being a resident favourite. In Maboneng, you can get almost any kind of food. From African to Indian, and anything in between.
If you think you belong in the vibrant Johannesburg CBD and want to call this area your home, JHC has affordable flats in Johannesburg CBD that’ll leave you with a little extra to fully enjoy the Jozi experience. Our rates haven’t changed in years, and we have remained consistent in offering affordable flats in Johannesburg because, like you, we also love where we live.