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Johannesburg’s vibey Norwood ticks all boxes for buyers

16 Sep 2019

Johannesburg's rapidly gentrifying suburb of Norwood is attracting a broad demographic of buyers drawn to its lifestyle amenities, affordability and trendy high street.

This four bedroom, two bathroom home in Norwood, Johannesburg, has been renovated and has open-plan living areas with a fireplace and skylight and a wraparound covered patio. It is on the market for R2.799 million - click here to view.

Adrienne Hersch Properties area experts Janice Heyman and Bradley Gogoski say the suburb offers something for everyone.

“A broad demographic of buyers is showing interest in the area. First-time buyers, professionals, young couples, growing families and downsizers are among the ever-expanding list of buyers drawn to the area’s central location, good-sized homes and proximity to amenities.”

This beautiful home in Norwood, Johannesburg, has two bedrooms and bathrooms, a dining room and library with feature fireplace, pressed ceilings, wooden floors, separate study, covered patio and pool. It is selling for R2.45 million - click here to view.

The suburb is one of the oldest in Johannesburg, with homes dating back to the ‘20s and ‘30s, and today sits in a premium pocket close to the sought-after suburbs of Houghton, Melrose, Rosebank and Oaklands.

The agents say Norwood’s convenient location is one of the suburb’s major drawcards.

“Norwood is well situated close to everything, including major transport routes, top private and public schools, the Rosebank, Sandton and downtown Johannesburg CBDs, as well as leading healthcare facilities and popular shopping centres including Norwood Mall, Balfour Park Shopping Centre, Rosebank Mall and Eastgate Shopping Centre.”

In a treed garden with a pool, this renovated home in Norwood, Johannesburg, has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, open-plan living areas and more. It is on the market for R3.5 million - click here to view.

They add that a host of top amenities are located within walking distance for residents thanks to Grant Avenue, the suburb’s high street.

“Residents are spoilt for choice with everything at their doorstep. Norwood is one of the few suburbs in Johannesburg to have a high street. Grant Avenue has a unique vibe and boasts an array of restaurants from Middle Eastern to Chinese to Italian, trendy boutiques, specialty stores and grocery stores.”

The agents also account rising buyer interest to improved infrastructure such as new apartment developments on Grant Avenue, the revamping of several stores and buildings, as well as the recent opening of the nearby luxury Houghton Hotel and Apartments.

This three bedroom, two bathroom character home in Norwood, Johannesburg, has open-plan living areas, a fireplace, bay windows, covered patio, pool and more. It is on the market for R2.499 million - click here to view.

“We’re seeing new life being injected into the area, and with it comes new growth. The make-up of the area has changed significantly over the last five to ten years. Norwood is fast becoming one of Johannesburg’s trendiest, vibiest and most community-focused suburbs.”

Buyers are paying between R1.7 million and R2.8 million for two bedroom homes. Three bedroom homes are selling for between R1.85 million and R3.8 million. Apartments range from R1 million to R2.5 million depending on size, features and specifications.

This renovated home in Norwood, Johannesburg, has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, open-plan living areas, an entertainment patio, water features, work-from-home office, staff suite and more. It is selling for R2.499 million - click here to view.

Heyman and Gogoski say that buyers also enjoy the fact that Norwood has such a welcoming and active community and caters to various religions with mosques, synagogues and churches located close by.

Where to eat and drink in Norwood:

- The Schwarma Co - Middle Eastern
- Baha Taco - Mexican
- Momo & O - Asian fusion
- Thava - Indian
- RTG - kosher (meat)
- Next Door - kosher (milk)
- Kung-Fu Kitchen - Asian
- Fuji - Japanese
- Loof Coffee
- The Usual on Grant - café

Where to shop:

- Now You See Me - Eyewear Store
- The Lamp Post - Thrift and Consignment Store
- Chapter 1 - Book Shop

Specialty stores:

- Baker Brothers
- Meat on Grant

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