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Roodepoort Central at a glance

Roodepoort, situated in the Gauteng province of South Africa, is a city that seamlessly blends a rich historical heritage with a vibrant modern lifestyle. This area profile delves into the essence of Roodepoort, spanning its history, commercial and residential property market, connectivity to key points, commercial hotspots, infrastructure, public transport, amenities, fiber providers, and why it's an ideal location for commercial and industrial leasing.

Nestled within the urban landscape of Johannesburg, Roodepoort stands as a city with a distinct identity and a rich history. Located in the heart of Gauteng, it has evolved into a thriving urban centre that caters to diverse lifestyles and preferences. Roodepoort's appeal lies in its ability to offer both historical charm and modern conveniences, making it an attractive destination for residents and businesses alike.

Roodepoort's history is deeply intertwined with the discovery of gold in the Witwatersrand Basin during the late 19th century. The Struben brothers, Fred, and Harry, played a pivotal role by discovering gold on the farm Wilgespruit, sparking a gold rush in the area. The ramshackle town that grew around their mining operation eventually became the Roodepoort Municipality in 1904, incorporating neighbouring towns like Hamburg, Florida, and Maraisburg.

Over the years, Roodepoort expanded and diversified, transforming into a city with a strong Afrikaans-speaking community. The demographic changes, welcoming people from various ethnic backgrounds and languages, making Roodepoort a more cosmopolitan and inclusive city.

Roodepoort's commercial property market has experienced significant growth and diversification. It has become a hub for various businesses and industries, with a wide range of office spaces, industrial areas, and retail developments. Commercial hotspots in Roodepoort are along Hendrik Potgieter Road, Christiaan De Wet and 14th Avenue. National know companies with a presence in Roodepoort include Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen, Bidvest, PWV Insurance Brokers, CTF Services, Primedia, Clover, Standard Bank, Absa, Nedbank, Sanlam and Labat Africa have established themselves in this thriving commercial landscape.

Roodepoort offers a diverse residential property market, catering to a spectrum of lifestyles. The housing options include spacious family homes, townhouses, and apartments. Gated communities and security estates provide residents with peace of mind. Properties often offer scenic views and proximity to natural reserves, enhancing the overall quality of life.

Roodepoort is approximately 60 kilometres (about 37 miles) from OR Tambo International Airport. Travel time varies but typically takes slightly over an hour, depending on the chosen route. The distance from Roodepoort to Lanseria International Airport in South Africa is approximately 24 kilometres (about 15 miles) when traveling by road. The actual travel time may vary depending on the specific route taken, traffic conditions, and the mode of transportation used. Generally, it takes around 30 minutes to drive from Roodepoort to Lanseria Airport via the N14 freeway.

CBD of Johannesburg is conveniently close, with a 30 to 40-minute drive spanning approximately 16 to 30 kilometres (about 10 to 19 miles).

Roodepoort's commercial hotspots are characterized by their accessibility and concentration of businesses. Notable commercial leasing areas include Constantia Kloof, Strubensvallei, Allen’s Nek, Ruimsig, Horison, Helderkruin and Florida.

Roodepoort is a bustling commercial artery that houses various corporate headquarters, banks, office parks, and retail centres. The commercial office parks that offer offices to rent or for sale include Constantia Park, Quadrum Office Park, Meersig Office Park, Valley View Office Park, Clearwater Office Park, Bergzicht Office Park, Waardzicht Office Park, Panorama Office Park, Warich Close Office Park, Willowbrook Office Park, Willow Crest Office Park, Willowvale Office Park, Ruimsig Office Park, Amarosa Office Park and Ruimsig Country Office Park.

Roodepoort boasts well-planned infrastructure, including a network of roads and highways that facilitate smooth transportation. Major roads include Pauline Street, Linda Street, Jim Fouche Road, William Nicol Drive, Golf Club Terrace, Constantia Drive, Bristow Street, Gemsbok Avenue, Orbit Street, Hnerik Potgieter Road, Christiaan de Wet Road, and Edmund Road.

Roodepoort offers an array of public transport options, including bus and train stations that connect residents to key destinations. Minivan taxi services are prevalent, offering a convenient means of commuting within Roodepoort and to neighbouring areas. Additionally, private transportation and metered taxis such as Uber and Bolt are readily available.

Roodepoort provides residents with access to an array of amenities, making daily life convenient and enjoyable. Shopping centres like the 14th Avenue District Shopping Centre, Florida Junction Shopping Centre, Square Shopping Centre, Clearwater Mall, and China World Shopping Complex offer diverse retail options. A thriving dining scene includes well-loved eateries such as Green and Gold, Biryani Hut, Papa Ragazza, Pizza Hut, Dehli Delicious Hyperama 14th Avenue, The Porterhouse Family Restaurant and Take Away, Banjaara Indian Restaurant, and Les Délices de France.

Roodepoort benefits from a competitive fiber market, with providers such as Dark Fibre Africa (DFA), Vumatel, Frogfoot Networks, Openserve, Octotel, and Vodacom Fibre offering high-speed internet connectivity options to residents and businesses.

Roodepoort's appeal as a leasing destination lies in its dynamic blend of historical significance and modern infrastructure. It offers a diverse range of commercial and residential spaces to suit varying needs. Its strategic location, proximity to key points, thriving commercial hubs, well-maintained infrastructure, and accessibility to public transport make it an ideal choice for those seeking to lease commercial or industrial property. Additionally, the city's commitment to inclusivity and diversity adds to its attractiveness, fostering a vibrant and welcoming community.

In conclusion, Roodepoort offers a unique blend of history, modernity, and convenience. Its commercial and residential property market, connectivity to key points, thriving commercial centres, robust infrastructure, public transport options, diverse amenities, and high-speed internet connectivity make it an attractive destination for leasing property. Whether you seek a place to live, work, or invest, Roodepoort has much to offer within its dynamic urban landscape.

5th Avenue Properties is a leading South African Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Service Provider with extensive knowledge and experience in the rental and sales of commercial and industrial properties in Roodepoort. Established in 1988, with our headquarters in Bryanston, Johannesburg, South Africa, we have been delivering world class real estate solutions to tenants and owners for the past 30 years. We specialise in agency and advisory services to both domestic and international corporations as well as the public services sector.

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