Alongside Houghton Estate in Johannesburg North lies the small residential area of Killarney. Once favoured predominantly by an older Jewish community, Killarney has developed into a diverse, sought-after neighbourhood. This recent change has in turn seen a significant increase in local property value in both Killarney and neighbouring Riviera.

Flats for sale in Killarney are ideal for young working professionals looking for ease of mobility to downtown Johannesburg or Sandton’s business district. In comparison to areas further north, apartments for sale in Killarney tend to be more spacious, providing lock-up-and-go convenience and good value for money. Some of the larger apartments in older blocks have been upgraded to provide all the amenities expected in a small house. This homely atmosphere is further enhanced by the thick walls, sizeable bedrooms and high ceilings. The older, more established properties for sale in Killarney are a rewarding prospect for investors, first time buyers or simply those looking to start from scratch. You could build your dream home or increase the value of a property by adding a touch of colour and personality through renovations. If you’re interested in finding a flat in Killarney to call your own, whether on a short or long term basis, take a look at our available property listings.

Explore Killarney

Cultural outings

Cultural outings

The neighbouring suburb of Saxonwold is home to the South African Military Museum while Rosebank hosts two popular markets; the Rooftop Market and the African Craft Market. 



The Killarney Country Club and Houghton Golf Club are both less than 10 minutes away, offering equally challenging courses to test your golfing mettle. 

A touch of nature

A touch of nature

Though a small suburb, Killarney features its own little park and is also a short distance from the famous Johannesburg Zoo and the grassy green lawns surrounding Zoo Lake. 

Entertainment and nightlife

Entertainment and nightlife

Take short drive into the ever-trendy areas of Rosebank and Melrose where you’ll be greeted with a choice of pubs, restaurants, clubs and classic cocktail lounges. 

Living in Killarney

Areas near to Killarney

Dainfern, Dunkeld, Fourways, Melrose, Midrand, Parktown North, Parkview, Parkwood, Randburg, Rosebank Johannesburg, Sandton, Saxonwold, Westcliff,


In the area surrounding Killarney is a choice of both public and private institutions, including Parktown Public School, Holy Family College, Saxonwold Primary, Houghton School and Rodean. Wits Business School and University Campuses can be reached with ease via the M1 highway, along with the slightly further afield University of Johannesburg. 


After 5 Medical Suites are 5 minutes away via Oxford Road while the Parkview Medical Suites are also nearby. For your daily needs, pop in to a local pharmacy or GP. 


The Killarney Mall is on your doorstep, offering daily essentials as well a range of lifestyle stores. A little further away in Rosebank are a host of shopping centres offering fashion, food and entertainment for all ages. 


The M1 highway runs through Killarney, connecting residents Johannesburg’s Northern Suburbs and the CBD. The Gautrain in Rosebank connects to the OR Tambo International airport, Sandton, Midrand and Pretoria.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius