Break Bread In Berea: A Look At Berea And Its Offerings
Explore Berea's unique charms beyond its lively streets and diverse residents. Considering living in Berea? Johannesburg Housing Company has you covered.
In Johannesburg’s Region F, located just between Hillbrow and Yeoville, is one of Jozi’s most famous inner cities, Berea. This place offers more than buzzing streets and colourful people; there are a few other things that make Berea stand out, and we are about to share them with you. Thinking of making Berea home? Johannesburg Housing Company’s got your back.
Johannesburg’s inner cities boast a lot of culture and heritage. As one of the places many of our struggle heroes frequented in an effort to curb the apartheid laws, and being the home of South Africa’s Constitution Court, Johannesburg is filled with rich history. A small central section of Berea is Johannesburg's first residential city improvement district (CID). Since mid-2006, crime in Berea has dropped between 70 and 80 percent. The 2198 Boys from Berea (Prince Mnaphi, known as Pringle Maarbiter and Fortune Mkhwebu, known as Fox, alongside Warren Mnguni, known as Picasso) are Berea representatives with their streetwear clothing brand known as Extraordinary.
Moving Around Berea…And Jozi
When it comes to navigating the streets of Jozi, there are a few options to consider based on your budget, lifestyle, and goals. One of the most important things to consider when living in Jozi, just like any city, is safety. Because Johannesburg is a buzzing city, it often falls victim to crimes such as pickpocketing, hijacking, and robberies. But, with the right tips and tricks, you can navigate the streets of Egoli safely and with ease.
When living in Berea, you are automatically close to Park Station, which is a station filled with trains and buses to different locations, more so long distance. Then, if you are looking for local travelling offerings, try Bree Taxi Rank as well as Noord (dubbed ‘MTN Rank’) Taxi Rank. These taxi ranks offer transportation to in and around the city. If a taxi ride sounds like a daunting experience, there are e-hailing services, TukTuk cars, as well as metered (dubbed ‘maxi)’ taxis/cabs that can easily transport you.
If you are a car owner, then you will have the likes of Newtown Junction Mall, Gandhi Square, and Carlton Centre, which offer parking facilities.
Speaking Of Shopping…And Eating
Breaking some bread and indulging in Berea can be a feast of an occasion, depending on your flavour and taste. Remember, you are in between Yeoville and Hillbrow, which offer some of the most flavourful street foods you will find in the city from locals. If you are a lover of restaurant aesthetics and enjoy a well-prepared meal, then your Berea central location puts you right in the middle of many options. You can go closer to Braamfontein, where you will be spoiled with the likes of Untitled Basement, Republic Of 94, 86 Public Pizzeria, and more. Head towards Melville, and you will come across the likes of Even After All in Milpark, Pizza e Vino, and Xai Xai in the heart of Melville. Do you like eating at markets and such places? Start with the ultimate street food experience in Kwa Mai Mai in Jeppestown, head on over to Maboneng’s Pata Pata for that South African flavour, or go to Braamfontein’s Playground or Fourways’ Farmers’ Market. There is something for every palette in Johannesburg, and living in Berea makes these options accessible.
Is Living Affordably In Berea Possible?
When considering living in a city, the cost of living may seem steep, especially if you are not familiar with city living. Stress not, because at JHC, we don’t just offer affordable flats to rent in Berea, but also have buildings in and around Jozi city, making it easy and affordable to live here. Our rates are competitive with many rental agencies in the city, and we remain a Jozi resident’s favourite option because we put our people’s needs first. Applying for a flat to rent in Berea under JHC is easy; all you need is:
- Certified copy of original ID document or valid passport and permit
- Original or certified copy of latest payslip
- Original or certified copy of 3 months recent bank statements if you are employed
- Original or certified copy of 6 months recent bank statements if you are self-employed
- Certified copy of company or close corporation registration forms, if applicable
Come experience the beautiful city that is Jozi from the comfort of your Berea accommodation when you partner with JHC. Reach out to us or follow us on social media to view an array of options for affordable city living. We want you to love where you’ll live, which is with us.