Browsing online or paging through any Cape Town centric magazine’s social events for the month you won’t be surprised to find an overwhelming focus on the Southern Suburbs. Anything from the Kirstenbosch Summer concerts to mid-week night markets, the cricket and rugby stadiums paired with a plethora of chic artisan type cafes.
We’re noticing that many people are priortising lifestyle choices when it comes to the area they wish to live in. The desire to enjoy life and have popular attractions nearby is moving up on peoples list of demands. For those who feel this way, the Southern Suburbs are an excellent choice.
It is no wonder that these suburbs, Kenilworth, Claremont, Constantia, Bergvliet etc., are popular tourist destinations. There are very few regions in the world where you can go for a trail run along a World Wonder, then a wine tasting at the beautiful setting of Groot Constantia, watch a rugby match and finish the day off at a wonderfully social cosmopolitan cafe. Albeit it will be a very busy day, but nonetheless, still a world of lifestyle on your doorstep.
Another point to consider and a trend we’ve been aware of for a while, is the high demand in this region for families to raise their children. The obvious reason the Southern Suburbs are a primary choice for parents is the wide range of first class schools to choose from. The Southern Suburbs has the highest number of schools per square kilometre in the country, and is situated a stone’s throw from the world class University of Cape Town (UCT).
It’s relatively central, and close to all the most beautiful beaches and is only a short Uber drive to the city bowl. This realisation has sparked a lot of interest in the young professionals bracket which translates into a wonderful multi cultural and diverse society developing.
The melting pot of students, young professionals, families, senior citizens and people from all walks of life, paired with the diversity in lifestyle opportunities will ensure that the Southern Suburbs remains one of Cape Town’s primary locations.
Harcourts Maynard Burgoyne Principal