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Over the past five years, Vorna Valley has seen a huge surge in development and has fast become one of the most sought-after residential areas in Johannesburg. Situated in Midrand, Vorna Valley rentals and houses for sale are a great choice for couples and young families from both a business and a leisure perspective. With the N1 close by, residents of Vorna Valley have easy access to all of Johannesburg.
Vorna Valley is still fairly young having formed as a suburb during the rapid development of the Midrand area within the past decade, although, from an economic standpoint Vorna Valley has barely changed at all over the last 10 years. There are many advantages for Vorna Valley homeowners, particularly in the business industry as many businesses have relocated to the Midrand area for the benefits that are synonymous with such a prime business location.
With the rate of growth soaring, many people believe that Midrand could become a city in 2015. With this in mind, Vorna Valley is in within reach of many attractions as well as shopping malls, entertainment outlets and restaurants.
Popular among motorsport enthusiasts, the Kyalami Racing Circuit is internationally-known, having hosted Grand Prix and Formula One races over the years. The 1990s saw the changing shape of the course due to impinging residential and business construction, making it unsuitable for Formula One. It’s still used for A1 and superbike racing and is famous for its tight corners and the “mineshaft” that continually tests drivers from around the world.
Kyalami Country Club
Golf addicts can make the most of the pristine 18-hole Kyalami Golf Course at the Kyalami Country Club, with both club and championship tees. The course is challenging but enjoyable for both members and visitors, catering to all levels of skill. The Country Club is frequently used as a wedding or function venue and also caters to Corporate Golf Days. A fully stocked Pro Shop completes the Country Club.
Midrand Urban Market
The Midrand Urban Market is ideal for residents who may leave their children to be entertained by jumping castles, face-painting and Clamber Club while they peruse the markets’ splendid stalls. Hosted on the first Saturday of every month, the Midrand Urban Market has something suitable for family member, with over 80 stalls of arts and crafts, food, body care, furniture, jewellery and plants.
Other sights to see within the Midrand area include the Lory Park Animal and Owl Sanctuary – where the public can visit a number of interesting birds and animals, while enjoying a light lunch at the tea garden any day of the week – as well as the Nizamiye Turkish Masjid. Guided tours are available to see this exceptional mosque and its 32 metre high dome, unique architecture, expansive courtyards, marble columns and glass windows.
Areas near to Vorna Valley
Beaulieu Country Estate, Blue Hills Country Estate, Carlswald North Estate, Country View Estate, Crowthorne, Glen Austin, Kyalami, Kyalami Estate, Kyalami Glen, Noordwyk, Saddlebrook Estate, Waterfall Country Estate,
Parents will find many educational options for their children, including many pre-primary and nursery schools on Vorna Valley’s doorstep. Halfway House Primary School, Beaulieu Preparatory School and College and St Peters Girls Preparatory School are the nearest schools to Vorna Valley, whereas the surrounding neighbourhoods may offer many more options for those who seek them. Wits University is also just 25 minutes away by car.
Homeowners in Vorna Valley are not far from a variety of health care facilities, including an ICU unit at Netcare Waterfall City Hospital. Netcare Sunninghill Hospital is less than 15 minutes away and the Carstenhof Private Hospital is just a 10 minute drive from Vorna Valley. Just slightly further away, residents have access to the Life Fourways Hospital which is likely to fulfil any health care need above expectations.
Nearby shopping options for Vorna Valley residents includes The Boulders Shopping Centre, Kyalami Crescent and Crawthorne Shopping Centre. If residents’ have unmet shopping needs they may venture to Sunninghill Centre, Bryanston Shopping Centre, Cedar Square or Fourways Crossing. There is always the option of travelling just 20 minutes to Sandton City for the full shopping experience.
Perhaps one of the biggest advantages of owning property in Vorna Valley is the complete ease in which a resident can merge onto the N1 and reach most major points in Johannesburg in just a short drive. It takes just 30 minutes to reach Johannesburg’s city centre and even less travel time is required to reach the OR Tambo International Airport.
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