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The top residential estates worldwide in 2019

22 May 2019

AfrAsia Bank and New World Wealth recently reviewed the top residential estates worldwide as part of their 2019 Global Wealth Migration Review.

For the full report, click here.

Kukio Golf and Beach Club on the west coast of Big Island, Hawaii, USA, has an 18-Hole Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course, 10-hole short course, clubhouse, spa, fitness facility, dining pavilion, beach bar and more.

Residential estates are a growing segment in the high-net-worth market and their popularity is attributed to the security an estate affords, activities offered from golf to skiing and horse riding, the lifestyle and sense of community, and limited and controlled traffic.

Andrew Amoils, head of research at New World Wealth, says the list excludes South African estates, but “notable SA estates that could also make this list include the likes of Fancourt, Val de Vie, Zimbali, Pezula, and Steyn City”.

Amoils notes that residential estates can be tricky to define. “The easiest ones to define are golf estates and countries with large numbers of golf estates include Portugal, Spain, South Africa and the USA (mainly the Florida area).”

Estates are also becoming increasingly popular in the UAE (United Arab Emirates), New Zealand, Mauritius, Mexico and the United Kingdom, he says.

According to the report, the top residential estates worldwide include (in no particular order):

New World Wealth also recently reviewed the top 10 residential estates in South Africasee the article.

About the Author
Andrew Amoils

Andrew Amoils

Andrew is the head of research at New World Wealth, a global wealth intelligence company based in Johannesburg. He can be contacted on

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