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Edenvale boasts a peaceful, small-town atmosphere; making it easy to forget how centrally located Edenvale is to several malls as well as the O.R. Tambo International Airport. This combination of convenient proximity and relaxing surrounds makes rentals in Edenvale and houses for sale in Edenvale a great choice for any house-hunters.
Edenvale was named in the early 1900s by farmers in the area who believed not only in the biblical and traditional associations but also in the idea of gardens representing life and growth. Edenvale was a miner’s community in the 1900s, and was negatively affected by the 1922 Rand Revolt. Edenvale’s progress was stumped but recovered later. Edenvale experienced a surge in construction in the 1940s, as water and electricity became available and building societies invested in the suburb.
Most Edenvale streets were numbered, however 12th Street Extension was tribute to Edenvale's pioneer, Harry Sneech. 5th Street also became Hendrik Potgieter Street at the 1938 Voortrekker Centenary. Edenvale is host to a variety of activities and attractions from family fun to literary wealth, making it a great area to invest in property.
De Molen is a 3/4 size replica of the Zeldenrust Molen in Holland, found on Edenvale’s main road -Van Riebeeck Avenue. Built in 1996, this spectacular windmill was constructed to draw attention to ‘De Backery’; the Dutch bakery below. Renowned for freshly baked treats, pies and savouries as well as cost-effective catering services, ‘De Backery’ celebrated 50 years of exceptional service delivery in 2013.
Ricardo Mulder Community Library
The Ricardo Mulder Community Library, named after the town’s former treasurer, saw its beginnings in 1955 and settled in its current venue, a specially constructed building, in 1993. The Library has three floors assigned for adult reading, children books and a reference section. This picturesque library is spacious and has a relaxed atmosphere in which to peruse the many books on offer.
Horwood’s Farm is a popular picnic and braai venue as well as a perfect spot for families to unwind and enjoy each other’s company on weekends. There are shady areas under which to relax, paved pathways to cycle on and an area for children to rollerblade. Additionally, this venue has wide open spaces for playing cricket and soccer. Horwood’s Farm also has a rich history and was part of the farm on which Edenvale was built.
Edenvale has a number of sports facilities and recreation facilities on offer. There is a Virgin Active in Edenglen and other gyms in Edenvale. Indoor sports such as Action Cricket, Action Soccer and Indoor Volleyball are available for the keen sportsmen and women. Edenvale Golf Clubs include the Modderfontein Golf Club and the Glendower Golf Club.
Areas near to Edenvale
Bedfordview, Benoni, Boksburg, Brakpan, Greenstone Hill, Linksfield, Maboneng,
Some of Johannesburg’s best schools can be found in Edenvale. Schooling options include Dunvegan Primary, Eastleigh Primary, Edenglen Primary and High, Edenvale High School, Holy Rosary Convent and Hoerskool Edenvale - to name a few. There are also a number of private colleges in the area and surrounding areas.
Edenvale General Hospital and Netcare Linksfield Hospital are situated in the area. Life Health Care Clinic is also situated close by, in the neighbouring town of Bedfordview.
Edenvale’s CBD has shopping centres such as Van Riebeeck Mall and Eden Meadows – one of the newer centres in Edenvale, situated on Modderfontein Road. Major shopping centres in Edenvale’s surrounding areas include Greenstone Shopping Mall, Festival Mall in Kempton Park, Bedford Centre and of course, Africa’s greatest shopping adventure, Eastgate.
The area offers easy access to the R24, R21 and N3 while OR Tambo International Airport is only a short distance away, roughly 11km away. Edenvale has become a very well known part of Johannesburg, lying approximately half way between OR Tambo and the city centre.
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