Neighbourhood of the month – Ferndale

Ferndale is the place to be!

This centrally located suburb,  also seen as the convenient hotspot – is in close proximity to some of the main entertainment and business hubs in Johannesburg –  SandtonCresta, Bright Water commons, Monte Casino and the Dome. Ferndale, although on the outskirts of the Randburg CBD, flaunts a very special appeal. With brand new stylish apartment buildings to thriving businesses surrounded by beautiful trees and endless possibilities. Definitely the reason why a large amount of young executives have found themselves starting a new chapter in this area. It just so happens that our offices are based here too!


According to stats provided by Private Property, Ferndale in the Randburg area of Johannesburg has become quite an up and coming suburb. The property market consists of nice-sized properties along wide, tree-lined streets. 51% of the properties for sale in Ferndale are under R1 Million making it affordable for first time buyers as well as new property investors looking to break into the market.


Ferndale is convenient with a number of shops and restaurants in the vicinity as well as Sandton clinic very close by. What we knew as the Randburg Waterfront years ago and more recently the Bright water commons, is now being developed into a high end shopping complex and office suites. This is exciting stuff for the residents of Ferndale, the complex promises to be a valuable asset to the neighborhood, scheduled to open it’s doors September 2018. For more on this project go to Ferndale on Republic.   Let’s not forget about Appleton Village boasting a really nice Woolies, Nandos, Rocco Mamas, Currylicious, Clicks, Sorbet and many more.


Ferndale Village hosts one of the best Spars in Johannesburg (in my opinion) with an extensive bakery and ready made delectable dishes are served on a daily basis!  One of the most popular fruit and veg stores in Joburg is hosted by Ferndale in the infamous Carrera Center. Prices so low that folk are driving from all over to get a piece of the action. Also in the center the very popular Goodman’s butchery, M Squared bakery and coffee shop, perfect for breakfast and lunch dates apart from the bakery itself. Freshly made food and cakes, wide variety of edibles. There’s definitely something for everyone.

One of our Top Rental Agents based in Ferndale, Beverley gave us some insight into the “place to be”.


“I chose to rent out property in Ferndale as it is relatively easy to rent out properties there. It is also very central to Randburg and Sandton. It is very close to Sandton which is convenient to those working there without paying the price of Sandton Properties. It is very central to all of Randburg (from Northriding to Auckland Park). Central living is the main perk of Ferndale. Generally clients are very happy about being close to work and schools.”


Q1. What makes you excited to be an agent in Ferndale?

The possibilities, as more and more developments are being built.

Q2. What seals the deal with clients here?

Convenience, there are plenty of schools, shops and close to work for a lot of them.

Her excitement made one of our Top Sales Agents based in Ferndale, Phil want to add some of his expertise and experience working this side. This is what he had to say:


“There are many affordable 1 & 2 bedroom sectional title apartments ideal for the young first time home buyer. This market is currently more active than your higher priced properties. It is central – close to Randburg & Sandton as well as in close proximity to major access routes. There is a vibrancy in Ferndale as a large percentage of the residents are young working folk. The location and affordability are two big advantages.”


Q1. What makes you excited to be an agent in Ferndale?

To start with it is close to our office and close to home ?. The area is diverse in that it caters for both the young and more established buyers. There is a good percentage of sectional title properties which are always in high demand.

Q2. What are your favourite spots here?

You have the Randburg sportsground that is on the doorstep of Ferndale with a very active running club (Randburg Harriers) and other sporting activities i.e. rugby, hockey, cricket etc.

Q3. What seals the deal with clients here?

It is home. It is central. It is secure. It is affordable.



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