Here's Why You Should Make Newtown Your New Home
From buildings to amenities, here’s what to expect when you make this suburb your new home.
When you take a look at the map of Newtown, there are a few obvious attractions that excite you as a potential resident. But what about Newtown will make you want to live here? From buildings to amenities, we will give you a glimpse of what to expect when you make this suburb your new home. Let’s look at the wonder that is Newtown, shall we?
You Will Never Struggle With Transport
Most people look at the transport access when considering a new home, especially in a new city. In Newtown, you almost have nothing to worry about as you are a walk away from Bree Taxi rank, which is one of Jozi’s biggest taxi ranks. Taxis are one of Johannesburg’s easiest and most accessible modes of public transport, so you are guaranteed to find one going where you’re going.
If taxis are not your thing, or maybe you cannot find the one going where you’re going, you can opt for MTN and Noord Taxi Ranks or simply head to Gandhi Square, where you can access buses.
Park Station, which is about a 5minute walk from Newtown, also has trains, buses, as well as long-distance transport available for when the travel bug bites you or you need to visit somewhere afar to see loved ones.
Grocery Shopping? Newtown’s Got You
Living in Newtown is great because you are moments away from Newtown Junction Mall, which houses lots of groceries and convenient stores such as Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Clicks, as well as restaurants, a cinema, and lots more. There is also the beautiful space where local designers showcase their work and rent out stalls to sell and market their products. If you are familiar with the likes of renowned DJ, DJ Zinhle, or living legend Cassper Nyovest, then you’ll be glad to know they have stalls in Newtown Junction too, namely the Era By DJ Zinhle, as well as Family Tree by Cassper stalls that offer the latest designs from these celebrities’ talented minds.
Speaking Of Talent In Newtown
Make it your first mission to check out a production or two at the Market Theatre, which is another one of Newtown’s pride and joy. Here you can be spoiled to local productions by some of Mzansi’s most talented producers, thespians, and writers. There is also the Market Gallery which offers some of the most rare yet beautiful pieces of artwork from all over the world. If site-seeing is your thing or if you have little ones you want to introduce to some culture, the Museum Africa takes you on a journey back into the glory years of the African continent’s past, when the first civilisations thrived. The journey through Africa’s history visits places like Kemet, now known as Egypt, Kush (Sudan) and Punt (Somalia), which the ancients called ‘God’s country’.
Safety In Newtown
Is Newtown a safe place to live? Johannesburg gets a lot of this question on a daily basis, and rightfully so. Because it is located in the city centre, you are guaranteed to see a few patrol cars trying to maintain safety and order in the city, but there are risks here and there. The trick to surviving in Jozi is to know the crime hotspots, not travel alone most times, especially at night, and live in the kind of area that has security and patrol cars nearby. When looking for accommodation, ensure you familiarise yourself with the rental agency or company’s security system so you know if your safety is a priority or not.
Finding Your Home
If Newtown living is starting to sound like an exciting idea, you might be wondering where to start looking for a flat. What if we told you we have a flat right in the heart of Newtown, minutes away from Bree Taxi rank and Newtown Junction Mall? JHC has accommodation in Newtown Johannesburg, from bachelor flats to rent to 1 and 2-bed spaces if you have a family. To qualify for a flat with the JHC, you will need to have the following:
- 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.
From Heritage View to Phumlani Gardens, JHC has a home in Newtown for you.
We hope your move to Newtown is now fuelled with assuring and comforting ideas that you will survive and thrive in this city. Remember to view all the flats you are interested in so you get a clear idea of the space and area, and always rent with a renowned housing company like JHC because we have the home you’ll love living in.