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A now bustling residential community, Greenstone Hill nestles within the wider East Rand region of Modderfontein, and hums with a combination of old-world heritage and new-age modernism. If you are looking for an area with both a small town charm and the activity of a thriving modern community, look no further than the fir tree-lined streets of Greenstone.
Greenstone forms part of the Modderfontein area, founded in 1896. The region was part of a burgeoning mining community at the time, and was the main headquarters for a dynamite company that supplied the industry. German craftsman looking to profit from the mining culture settled as the main working demographic. It is their influence that can be seen in the distinctly German brickwork and curlicue eaves of many of the older building designs.
Modderfontein Nature Reserve
A haven for a variety of birds and animals, the Modderfontein Nature Reserve is a little slice of wild Africa, at the centre of a big city setting. The reserve provides shelter for a whopping 290 species of birds, with a small population of jackal, duiker, genet and even zebra, red hartebeest, fallow deer and springbok. There are walking paths and a variety of recreational activities available to the public.
Greenstone Mall offers various eateries such as Cape Town fish Market, Wimpy, Mug & Bean, Spur, Panarottis and many others.
There are a lot of recreational and entertaining activities to experience in Greenstone including Galaxy Bingo, a licensed gambling venue, the Ster Kinekor which has 8 classic Ster Kinekor theatres and Super Bowling - a bowling alley and games arcade that provides entertainment for hours. Children will enjoy Jimmy Jungles, the Premier Indoor Adventure Playground and Party venue and Indoor Go Karting at the Greenstone Mall.
The Studio Care & Beauty Day Spa, located in Stoneridge Office Park, is ideally set in the heart of the Longmeadow node and offers a calm and tranquil environment within the hustle and bustle of Greenstone. There is also a Greenstone Hill Virgin Active Gym and a local running club.
Areas near to Greenstone Hill
Bedfordview, Benoni, Boksburg, Brakpan, Edenvale, Linksfield, Maboneng,
Nobel Primary School and Heritage Christian College are both based in Modderfontein. Greenstone Hill also has access to Edenvale High and Eastleigh Primary School.
The Greenstone Shopping Centre opened in 2007 and has firmly established itself as the local port of call for shopping ease. Set atop Greenstone Hill, the mall boasts a myriad of retail therapy opportunity, with 152 stores, a movie concourse, Woolworths, Clicks and Pick n Pay. Stoneridge Shopping centre hosts a variety of shops including a garden nursery, miniature golf and every Friday evening they hold a flea market.
Greenstone Hill is very well located and only a short drive from OR Tambo International Airport. It has convenient access to three major roads including the N3, the R24 and the R25 (Modderfontein Road). The Gautrain line will pass to the east and north of Greenstone Hill, with stations Rhodesfield and Marlboro close by. There is a Flight Centre and a Cruise About based in Greenstone Mall to plan travel needs.
Owning property in Greenstone HIll ensures that residents will have access to many health care facilities that will meet all medical needs. Facilities ranging from private hospitals and day clinics to general practitioners in the area are plentiful. Many facilities are also capable of providing specialised treatment.
For example Camps Bay or Mauritius