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Linksfield is an upmarket area situated just off the N3 highway in Johannesburg. It is close to many shopping centres and schools, and is only 10 minutes away from Sandton, Rosebank and Melrose Arch. Linksfield proves to be a great area of property interest for those looking for real estate that is central to both the north and the south of Johannesburg.
Although Linksfield is one of Johannesburg’s newer suburbs, it is filled with history. Linksfield ridge was donated as a nature reserve to the city in 1960 by Sydney Harvey upon his death at age 92. During the summer months the beautiful orchids, Ledabourias, and other wild flowers can be seen on the slopes of Linksfield Ridge.
The area of Linksfield plays host to a number of attractions and activities. From beautiful nature reserves, to markets and excellent restaurants, this area has a lot to offer residents and visitors. This attractive suburb is home to many beautiful houses and has a wide range of properties on offer. Pam Golding Properties has the expertise and experience in helping potential buyers find their ideal home to buy or rent in this unique and central neighbourhood.
Bruma Lake Chinese Market
The Bruma Lake Chinese Flea Market, the largest of its kind in South Africa, boasts a huge selection of clothing, accessories and various other products. This is an indoor market, making it a great place to shop all year round. With such a variety of choice on offer, it is the ideal place to go bargain hunting. There is also occasional live entertainment and a Kids World where children are entertained while parents browse the market.
Gillooly’s Farm Linksfield Ridge
Close to Linksfield lies Gillooly's Farm, a lovely park that belongs to the Ekurhuleni Municipality. It is the perfect place to spend a relaxing afternoon with family and friends. It offers picnic and braai facilities, with easy paths for a leisurely stroll. There is also a restaurant situated on the shore of the lake as well as more challenging hiking trails for avid hikers.
Linksfield is an ideal location for the avid golfer as it is surrounded by at least three quality golf courses. The Observatory Golf Course is a short drive away and often has specials or deals. Roughly five minutes away from Linksfield, residents will find the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club which is arguably one of the best and most renowned golf clubs in South Africa. The Houghton Golf Club is also nearby.
There are many gym facilities within a 5km radius of Linksfield, extending into nearby neighbourhoods for a wide selection of exercise opportunities. The nearby parks include Observatory Park, Bezuidenhout Park and Paterson Park which has a recreation centre offering a range of classes and activities including gymnastics, dancing, karate, arts & crafts, pottery and aqua and swimming lessons.
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One of Linksfield’s best selling points is its proximity to a number of quality educational institutions. Schools that are a 15 minute drive away or less include St Andrew’s School for Girls, Saheti School and Pre-Primary, St Mary’s School and St John’s College as well as Glen Oaks School, Bedfordview Primary and Dunvegan Primary School. There are many excellent nursery schools in Linksfield, which is also 15 minutes away from Wits University.
Property owners in Linksfield are in the advantageous position of being right on the door step of a very reputable health care facility – the Netcare Linksfield Hospital. This hospital has established itself as one of South Africa’s leading Medical Oncology Centres of Excellence. It also has an advanced Neuro Spinal Unit for neurological and spinal related injuries or surgeries and an Orthopaedic Unit for sports related injuries and treatment.
Linksfield Square and Linksfield Terrace Shopping Centre are the most convenient and accessible shopping facilities available to residents that are sure to meet most shopping needs. If residents want to venture further they will find Norwood Mall, Melrose Arch, Eastgate Shopping centre and Bedford Village Shopping Centre – all of which are likely to provide enjoyable shopping experiences with their various coffee shops and restaurants on offer.
Nearby main roads include Albertina Sisulu Road that merges onto the N3 and R24, or the R25 which merges onto the M1. These routes will provide easy access to many areas such as Johannesburg’s city centre, just 20 minutes away, or the OR Tambo International Airport which is just 15 minutes away.
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