Parktown North is situated alongside Rosebank and Parkhurst in Johannesburg, forming part of the Northern Suburbs. This established suburb once served as the residential area for the less affluent relatives of the Rand Lords who erected their stately mansions in areas such as Westcliff during the gold rush of the 1890s. Many of the houses for sale in Parktown North are reminiscent of their colonial heritage, with beautifully maintained facades, large bedrooms and well-manicured gardens.

Property for sale in Parktown North varies from larger family-suited homes to compact residences ideally suited to those looking for a smaller alternative. If you’re seeking property to rent in Parktown North, there are also a selection of townhouse complexes offering both safety and convenience. Lying close to Jan Smuts avenue,property for sale in Parktown North affords easy access to city while maintaining its pleasant village atmosphere. If you can picture settling down in this warm community, browse our available properties for sale in Parktown North to find one that suits your style and pocket.

Explore Parktown North

Dining out

Dining out

Take your pick from numerous local restaurants dotted around Parktown North or take a short trip into the surrounding areas of Norwood , Melville , Parkhurst and Greenside to explore other dining options. Whether its steak, seafood or bistro-style fare you’re after, you won’t be left wanting. 



In neighbouring Rosebank, you’ll find the Rooftop Craft Market as well as the African Market offering everything from local art to delicious snacks and homemade cheeses. 

Family recreation

Family recreation

Enjoy a visit to the Johannesburg Botanical Garden or the Emmarentia Dam for dog walking, picnicking or running. The Melrose Wild Bird Sanctuary, less than 10 minutes away, is home to over 120 species of birds while an outing to the Johannesburg Zoo is also not-to-be-missed. 

History and culture

History and culture

Get a glimpse into Johannesburg’s history by visiting the South African National Military Museum in Saxonwold or head downtown to the Absa Money Museum. For a taste of vibrant culture and art inspiration, be sure to visit Rosebank’s Rooftop or African Craft Market. 

Living in Parktown North

Areas near to Parktown North

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


Schools nearby include Greenside High and Primary Schools, Parkview Senior and Junior Schools, Parktown Girls’ High School, Kingsmead College and St Vincent School. Boston City Campus and the University of Johannesburg campuses can be reached in about 40 minutes. 


The Village Medical Centre and Houghton Medical Centre are both within Parktown North along with local doctor’s rooms for everyday treatments. The full-service Netcare Rosebank Hospital is less than 5 minutes away. 


For all your daily shopping requirements, head to Parktown Quarter or take a short trip into Rosebank for even more variety. Melrose Arch and Hyde Park Corner are about 10 minutes away while the shopping mecca of Sandton Square lies just 15 minutes away. 


Parktown North is located close to the Gautrain station in Rosebank and affords quick access to Jan Smuts Avenue which connects with the CBD and surrounding suburbs. From here, you can reach the OR Tambo International Airport in roughly 40 minutes.

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