Why You Should Consider Affordable Housing In Hillbrow
Let’s take a look at what to expect if you want to become one of the jewels of Hillbrow.
Take a second and imagine this; a busy yet convenient city in the heart of Johannesburg. A city that is constantly growing and changing, housing people of different nationalities, ethnic and spiritual groups. Schools, galleries, theatres, malls, taxi ranks and bus stations – all within walking distance. Now imagine yourself living there? Affordably so, that is. With rental costs that are probably never going to put a huge dent in your wallet. Sounds impossible? It’s not. With Johannesburg Housing Company, you can live at the heart of Hillbrow and afford to. Let’s take a look at what to expect if you want to become one of the jewels of Hillbrow.
The National School of Arts (NSA), which is recognised as a School of Specialisation in Performing and Creative Arts, has a proven track record of academic success and is confident in standing by its mission statement, "Realising Dreams through Excellence in Arts and Academics.". Offering grades 8 to 12, NSA has impressive matric results, and the achievements of their alumni bear testament to the quality of education offered there. NSA is right at the intersection where Hillbrow and Braamfontein meet, and it is close to Constitutional Hill, which we have mentioned before in our Getting To Know Hillbrow article where we give you a tour of this city. There are also a few other primary and high schools in and around Hillbrow. Here’s a look at a few:
- Smiley Educare Pre School
- Phomolong Nursery and Pre School
- Spark Schools Johannesburg
- Duzek Christian School
- Thembekile Primary School
If you have children and need to know if they will be able to attend school should you move to Hillbrow, we hope the above list is beneficial. Remember to check the department of education’s website for when applications for schools are opening and closing to avoid any delays and possible rejection as they are in demand.
Shop With Ease
When living anywhere, you need to know if you will be able to get groceries and essentials with ease or not. Fear not; when living in Hillbrow, not only are you surrounded by local businesses that offer essentials at reasonable prices, but there are also shopping centres close by. You will most probably be familiar with Carlton Centre and Gandhi Square before you even get to Newtown Junction or even Braam’s Jan Smuts Street, which has stores too. There are salons and barber shops, restaurants, supermarkets, vegetable stalls, and so much more right around Hillbrow, so you are spoiled with choice.
Your Medical And Emergency Needs Met
Living in Hillbrow is also great for when you need medical services. You don’t have to worry about travelling far for a clinic or hospital as there is Hillbrow Clinic on Klein Street and Netcare Rand Clinic on Bruce Street. You are also pretty close to Donald Gordon Hospital, which is Parktown when you live in Hillbrow, and it has specialist services too, in case you need them. Plus, Hillbrow is surrounded by a few surgeries as well as pharmacies for when you need consultations, prescriptions and tests done. Try to invest in medical aid as medical fees can sometimes be a bit much, or use the services of public health facilities.
Hillbrow has a lot of flats and accommodation for both visitors and residents. However, at Johannesburg Housing Company, we offer affordable Hillbrow flats to rent with rates that rarely change. The fact that we haven’t increased our rental prices in a few years has been a favourite among residents. Take a look at what we have on offer in Hillbrow, choose the type of flat that is perfect for you and yours, secure a viewing, and the rest will be history. Johannesburg Housing Company offers security, communal services such as washing lines and playgrounds, and a sense of community in the busy hustle of Jozi. All these will make your time in the city of gold a breeze.
If you are considering living in Hillbrow and have been wondering about safety, there are lots of patrol services as well as security companies ensuring that residents are safe. Visit the city and explore it a bit, and if it is to your liking, secure a home with JHC. With us, you will definitely love where you live.