Overlooking Zoo Lake and bordering Saxonwold and Forest Town , Parkview is recognised as one of the most beautiful of Johannesburg’s Northern Suburbs. Originally developed as a forest plantation, the area is now home to tree-lined streets and benefits from the greenery that spills over from Zoo Lake and the grounds of the Johannesburg Zoo. Every street in Parkview is named after an Irish county, the most well-known being Dunkalk Avenue which is characterised by the plane trees which were part of the original plantation.

There are many old properties for sale in Parkview, affording the area an appealing character imbued with tradition. Tastefully renovated over the years to maintain their charm, these homes are popular among families and those looking to settle down away from the hum of the city. Parkview property varies in size to suit any taste; here you’ll find expansive homes with up to 6 bedrooms, delightful villas as well as more compact residences to rent. There is also a centrally located Village Centre for shopping, local restaurants and the historic Parkview Library which further enhances the close-knit community feel. Take a look our listings to see what Parkview properties are available or read on to learn a bit more about this sought-after area.

Explore Parkview



Take a short drive to explore the lush walkways of the Johannesburg Botanical Garden or enjoy a family outing to Emmarentia Dam. Zoo Lake is on your doorstep, providing the perfect spot to enjoy running, dog walking or simply relaxing. 

Eating out

Eating out

Parkview offers a variety of local dining options to enjoy, but there is also a world of choice in the nearby areas of Greenside and Parkhurst and Melrose. From street side cafes to 5-star dining, you’re sure to find something to suit any taste. 



Residents and visitors alike flock to the Rosebank Market every Sunday to enjoy the delicious foods, fashion and art on display. Also a firm favourite in Rosebank and open every day, is the African Craft Market. 

History and culture

History and culture

Enjoy a visit to the Military Museum in Saxonwold or take a 30 minute drive into Braamfontein to enjoy the best of SA performances at the Newtown or Civic Theatres.

Living in Parkview

Areas near to Parkview

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


Parkview Primary, Senior and Junior School are within 5 minutes from any property in Parkview. Here you’ll also find Parktown Girls’ School and a selection of pre-primary options for the little ones. Schools in the immediate surrounding area include Greenside Primary and High Schools, Emmarentia Primary and Forest Town School. 


Along with locally practicing doctors, Parkview Medical Suites offers a range of treatments while GreenHill Medical Centre and the Netcare Rosebank Hospital are two other options close by. 


There are a host of small shops, delis and restaurants in Parkview where you can get all your daily necessities. Head to The Zone@Rosebank for high-end shopping or indulge in world-class retail therapy by heading to Hyde Park Centre or Melrose Arch. 


Jan Smuts Avenue runs through Parkview, connecting to the other Northern Suburbs and the CBD via the M1 highway and the closest Gautrain station can be found in Rosebank.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius