Residing in a Residential Estate
Residential estates offer exclusivity and provide the marvelous luxury of living in a secluded neighbourhood, which is why more and more potential buyers are opting for this lifestyle.
The challenging economic times are also another one of the many reasons that more people are deciding against living in stand-alone homes and choosing sectional ones instead.
Living in a security complex is becoming the more popular option for buyers year on year in South Africa, but what are the actual benefits of living in a gated community?
Benefits of living in a residential estate
One of the most important benefits of living in a security complex includes exactly what it says, security. This includes private security personnel and an access gate that you, as a resident have access to, with visitors having to sign in.
You can also enjoy the benefit of fun activities right around the corner in your estate. These activities could include a gym, swimming pools, golf, horse riding, polo and tennis, and what’s more, is that these could come at no cost to you as a resident!
Various amenities are at your disposal, so you would not have to go too far to access your needs. These facilities include shops, offices, parks, gathering places, children’s playgrounds, schools, hospitals etc.
A residential estate also provides you with the benefit of quality and superbly designed houses. It also provides you with ample space, an average stand size and placing. You can enjoy superb views, scenery, and wildlife if it is included in the residential estate you choose to live in.
Here is a look at some residential estates that might appeal to you as a buyer:
Atlantic Beach Estate
Set within easy reach of the cosmopolitan hub of Cape Town, Atlantic Beach Estate offers its residents a unique lifestyle built around community and family. Right on the doorstep of the estate is the growing village of Melkbosstrand, in which you will find everything you need for day-to-day living. The residential villages making up the Estate have been carefully designed to blend carefully with the pristine fynbos and rolling dunes. The well-appointed contemporary homes exist in quiet harmony with their surroundings.
Atlantic Beach Estate offers residents a lifestyle that includes access to an 18-hole links style golf course, a leisure centre with a swimming pool, tennis courts, braai facilities, and a fitness centre.
Situated in the suburb of Milnerton, Royal Ascot is a sought after residential and commercial development consisting of 20 gated residential precincts, and six commercial precincts. Royal Ascots proximity to Cape Town’s city centre, commercial nodes, beaches and other recreational facilities make it a very popular area to stay in.
The residential precincts total nearly 2,000 units, including free-standing homes, sectional title semi’s and apartments.
Fernkloof Golf Estate
Nestled under the Fernkloof Nature Reserve, Fernkloof Estate surrounds the 27 hole Hermanus Golf Club. As the estate is situated in the historical holiday village of Hermanus, it boasts spectacular views from all aspects.
The estate comprises 330 wholly owned residential erven in 6 different precincts (or villages). Careful attention to detail has been given in the creation and positioning of the six individual villages, offering a variety of golf, sea and mountain views and private open spaces in each village. The environmentally friendly landscaping on the perimeter and within each village is harmonious with the magnificent natural surrounding environment.
Situated deep in Constantia Valley is the beautifully landscaped property called Silverhurst Estate. This estate provides an unbeatable lifestyle coupled with country living at its best and several villas on the Steenberg mountains.
The residential estate is within easy access of various amenities including Constantia Village (mall) and Kirstenbosch Gardens. Silverhurst also offers access to some of the best schools in the country with both Bishops Diocesan College and Herschel Girls School in suburbs nearby.
Zimbali Coastal Resort and Estate
If you happen to find yourself in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) right now and are looking for a residential estate that includes all your lifestyle needs, then considering Zimbali might be a great option for you.
Zimbali is a residential and resort estate that borders Ballito on KZN’s North Coast. The estate also includes its own beach alongside an 18-hole golf course, swimming pool and gym facilities.
Steyn City Parkland Residence
Situated between Fourways and Lanseria in Johannesburg, Steyn City Parkland Residence is one of the largest residential estates in the country comprising some 2,000 acres of land. It currently includes an equestrian centre, a golf course and a landscaped parkland that covers over 250 hectares of the estate.
Its vegetation, communal areas and parks that mirror those of London seems to be its main source of attraction. This little gated community also sports several types of trees throughout the development with parks stocked with children’s playground equipment.
Val de Vie and Pearl Valley
Val de Vie, situated in Paarl, Western Cape, features vineyards and polo fields set in a picturesque backdrop and is perfect for anyone who enjoys a luxurious lifestyle.
Having merged with the Pearl Valley Golf Estate and Spa, the combined estate now sports an equestrian centre, a highly rated golf course, natural fynbos scenery, parks, lakes and mountain backdrops.
Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate
Located in the Steenkampsberg mountain range near Dullstroom in Mpumalanga, Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate boasts the ideal living for an investor looking to own their own piece of paradise.
The residential component of the estate consists of 455 prime stands ranging between 770m² and 1,900m² and the remainder of the property has been left in its natural state so that residents can enjoy nature at its best.
Judging by their features, living in a residential estate could be as good as living in a free-standing house in a residential suburb. As a potential investor, you should weigh your options and make sure that you are making the best decision for yourself.