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Situated in what is commonly called the "new south" of Johannesburg, Glenvista is an affluent suburb that has enjoyed great development over the last few years. Due to an increase in investment, the amount of property for sale in Glenvista is growing steadily. Numerous tasteful developments and recently renovated houses can be seen throughout the suburb, adding to the appeal.
Glenvista has become popular mainly owing to the fact that the area is typically not as busy as many of Johannesburg's other suburbs. Traffic is generally sparse, making it ideal and easy for residents who commute to and from work. Glenvista’s large community is distinctly cosmopolitan in character and is an area which is known for its peaceful, safe and beautiful atmosphere. The surrounding natural thorn bushes and veld are special in that they present Glenvista with a picturesque setting whilst also providing a wild habitat for many meerkats, guinea fowl and rock dassies.
When gold was discovered in the area, mining companies took ownership of the land. While it was mostly used for mining purposes, there were some areas that were de-proclaimed and used for agricultural and farming purposes. A significant area in The South Joburg War of 1947, Glenvista along with Mulbarton, Glenanda and Bassonia formed part of the Imperialist Alliance.
Glenvista Country Club
The Glenvista Country Club is nestled in the hills and is part of the 72 par golf course, situated at in a picturesque valley, which is rated amongst the top golf courses in South Africa. The houses and properties in the surrounding area are large with high property values. The Club is a member’s only club, but is open to visitors and often holds events because of its beautiful setting and excellent service.
Rietvlei Zoo Farm is a beautiful farm that is located on Swartkoppies Road and focuses on recreation, education and family outdoor activities. Surrounded by natural wetlands, large willow and oak trees and beautiful green gardens, families can relax and enjoy the sunshine and outdoors.
Thaba Eco Hotel, in Glenvista near the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, provides many charming ‘Drive & Picnic’ spots, offering lovely features, magnificent views as well as secluded spots and hideaways. Their selections of picnic baskets are highly regarded and provide 4 different options, as well as a kids’ picnic basket. The nearby Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve is a great spot for walking, hiking and viewing animals in their natural habitat.
Sport and Fitness
A fully equipped Virgin Active gym is located the corner of Kliprivier Drive and Van Beek Avenue, as well as many other fitness facilities throughout Glenvista.
In the immediate vicinity of Glenvista there are plenty good schools to choose from. The following schools can all be found in Glenvista and the surrounding areas: Glenanda Primary, Glenvista High School, Harvest Christian School, St Martins College, Marist Brothers and Marion College as well as Waterstone College, Boston College and Grace Trinity School for Girls.
The Glenvista Shopping centre is a convenient upmarket shopping centre that includes a huge Checkers as well as a gym facility. The Glen Shopping centre is a larger centre which offers a large range of choices and a big selection of major retailers.
State of the art healthcare facilities are in and around the area and include Netcare Mulbarton Hospital, Clinton Clinic and Union Hospital.
The N12 and R59 highways are easily accessible from Glenvista. Alberton is located 5 kilometres to the East of Glenvista, with Rand Airport being only 20 minutes away. The O R Tambo International Airport is less than 30 minutes away.
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