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Conveniently situated between Johannesburg and Pretoria, Centurion real estate is an ideal area for the up and coming businessperson. With main access routes connecting Centurion with every important centre in Gauteng, commuting to nearby metropolitan areas and towns is hassle free.
Within the immediate area, Centurion provides employment to more than 50 000 people. It’s known as a mecca of small businesses with 40% of businesses in the area having 1 to 5 employees. Centurion offers a selection of sectional title to free hold properties, including small holdings and golf estates in 27 suburbs. The Hennops River flows through the heart of Centurion with dry sunny winters and warm hot summers accompanied by late afternoon showers. Home to two Air Force Bases and several divisions of the South African Defense Army, Centurion hosts an aerospace supplier park where anchor firms are supported by small and medium sized producers.
The first areas of Centurion were established in the early 1900s, with the development of housing for civil servants and Iscor workers. The area started to thrive in the 1960s due to an increase in interest from first house buyers, after the first Centurion property sales hit the market.
A decision was finally made in 1978 to develop Centurion’s own economic base, where only local shops and offices had existed prior. The town initially had no city centre, but once the business centre was developed in 1978 it stimulated the economic growth and potential for job creation significantly.
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There are a variety of movie theatres hosted in some of the shopping centres around Centurion. Several pubs, a theatre and restaurants form part of the many entertainment spots across all suburbs of Centurion.
Cricket is a popular sport in Centurion and has a large following. SuperSport Park is a cricket stadium in Centurion and has a capacity of 22, 000. It has hosted many cricket tournaments including the 2003 Cricket World Cup, 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and the Indian Premier League 2009 – just to name a few. Centurion residents have easy access to this prominent cricket stadium.
Outdoor and sporting activities in Centurion include a number of gyms, golf courses, driving ranges, tennis clubs, rugby clubs and swimming pools. Acrobranch Centurion is a popular outdoor activity course including zip-lining, tree-top adventures and other team-building activities.
The South African Air Force Museum houses an extensive exhibit of the history of South Africa’s air force. Other attractions include the Air Force Memorial, the Irene Concentration Camp Cemetery and the Garden of Remembrance memorial. Safari Tours are also available in the Centurion area.
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Johannesburg East, Johannesburg North, Johannesburg South, Johannesburg West, Meyerton, Pretoria, Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging,
Centurion has 12 primary and 9 secondary educational institutions catering for the property owners in the ever expanding city limits.
Unitas Hospital, owned by Netcare, is one of the largest private hospitals on the African continent and is in the heart of Centurion, delivering prime healthcare in all disciplines.
Several modern shopping malls in Centurion host all major retail outlets. The Centurion Mall, constructed around the Centurion Lake, is the second largest shopping centre in the Tshwane metropolitan area and is home the famous colour water-fountain feature at the centre of Centurion Lake.
The well developed road network offers comfortable travelling throughout Centurion and easy access to the N1 and N14. The Gautrain offers a station located in the centre of Centurion.
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