A Complete Guide to the Northcliff Neighbourhood
"Northcliff: A true community living!"
The following information about the Northcliff area and Northcliff real estate is provided to you by Xavier De Buck, a top-producing real estate agent with Chas Everitt Luxury Division. If you have any questions related to Northcliff, and Northcliff real estate in particular, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with me.
Northcliff is considered one of the older and more established affluent suburbs in northern Johannesburg.
This leafy green suburb lies just north west of the city centre of Johannesburg, where the Northcliff Hill offers one of the most unique views of the otherwise flat (and boring) skyline of Johannesburg.
According to Stats SA, the suburb of Northcliff has a total area of 9.06 square kilometer (3.5 square miles).
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Northcliff Real Estate Insights
Northcliff real estate is known to be in good taste with architecture, ranging from Bernard Pabst German Expressionism to contemporary Nico van der Meulen, and everything in between!
As in most Gauteng suburbs these past 5 years, the median sales prices of Northcliff properties have been range-bound, despite the fact that Northcliff managed to register a record number of top-20 priced properties!
The recent top sales price of R10,000,000 (US$770,000) took place in early 2016. As of August 2017, the median sales price of a Northcliff home remains around R2,700,000. (US$210,000)
Most Notable Northcliff Real Estate Sales
There are ample amazing Northcliff homes for sale, so it’s no surprise to have seen some incredible properties change hands!
These are some of the most remarkable ones in recent times:
- 215 Beyers Naude, Northcliff — R10,000,000 (13/04/2016)
- 37 Highcliff Way, Northcliff — R9,500,000 (28/11/2016)
- 4 Ebony Drive, Northcliff — R8,700,000 (13/07/2017)
- 175 Frederick Drive, Northcliff — R8,500,000 (31/01/2017)
- 246 Mimosa Road, Northcliff — R8,200,000 (21/06/2017)
- 33 Rockcliff Drive, Northcliff — R8,000,000 (26/09/2016)
- 134 Maple Road, Northcliff — R7,999,000 (29/09/2016)
- 160 Senior Drive, Northcliff — R7,300,000 (03/03/2017)
- 3 Solution Close, Northcliff — R6,850,000 (03/06/2016)
- 180 Frederick Drive, Northcliff — R6,800,000 (04/07/2017)
Schools in Northcliff
The quaint and quiet Northcliff neighbourhood is an ideal location for families. In addition to being considered as a more affluent suburb in South Africa’s, Northcliff has access to top-ranking schools in South Africa, and family home buyers in Northcliff will find a wide selection of top-rated private (and public) education in close proximity:
- Northcliff High School
- Reddford House
- Trinity High School
- De La Salle Holy Cross College
- Rand Park High School
- Panorama Primary
- Northcliff Nursery School
- Montessori Nursery School
- Be Sharp Beetles
Northcliff is surrounded by Fairlands, Berario and Weltevreden Park in the north; Linden, Risidale and Waterval Estate in the east; Bergbron and Greymont in the south; and Quellerina and Florida Glen in the west.
Main streets include Frederick Drive, Senior Drive, Highcliff Way and Mimosa Road, providing Northcliff residents with easy access to the entire northern suburbs of Johannesburg. Northcliff lies close to major arterial roads, and to give you an idea of travel distances towards some of the major points of interest and amenities, here are a couple of examples:
- O.R. Tambo International Airport: 45-minute drive
- Lanseria International Airport: 40-minute drive
- Sandton CBD: 25-minute drive
- Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens: 20-minute drive
Shopping Facilities in Northcliff
Without straying too far away from Northcliff itself, the immediate surroundings offer ample shopping centres:
- Cresta Shopping Centre is one of the largest malls in Johannesburg
- L’Corro Shopping Centre
- Mountain View Centre is a smaller suburban shopping centre
- Northcliff Square
- Verdi Centre
- Heathway Square
- Northcliff Corner Shopping Centre
- Cresta Corner
- The Berg Shopping Centre
- Bergbron Shopping Centre
Weather in Northcliff
“It’s always vacation weather!”
The weather in Northcliff is definitely a major upside of living here. One truly enjoys the mild and comfortable climate year-round!
If you’ve lived elsewhere in the world during your lifetime, you’ll find this most favourable, and realize how easy the beautiful weather can lift your spirits! Definitely a great upside for the morning persons amongst us (or those of us living with them!).
Do you think you can handle the sun every day, every week, every month, all year round?
The summer and autumn months (which is October through April – and is reversed from the Northern Hemisphere) will bring the most amazing thunderstorms you have ever seen! Even though at first, you might be reluctant to quickly seek shelter for yourself (and your car!) safely inside as the heavy downpour can be hectic, the ensuing display of nature’s power will amaze you time-and-time again! No worries, all of that will dissipate as quickly as it arrived!
Just Google “Northcliff thunderstorms” and look at some of those gorgeous pictures!
On the other hand, the winter and spring months can be quite dry and cold, especially late at night and early morning, so don’t be surprised to find your garden covered in frost from time to time!
A large assortment of great restaurants and stylish cafes can be found within a few minutes drive from Northcliff:
- Thundergun Steakhouse has been around for decades and is highly recommended
- MV Cafe can be visited for great breakfasts, lunches and even dinners!
- Olivias Coffee Bake
- Plaka (Cresta)
- Brian Lara Rum Eatery (Linden)
- The Whippet (Linden)
Parks & Nature
There are plenty of parks to go for a run, have a leisurely walk with the children, or play with the dogs:
- Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens
- Emmarentia Dam
- Johannesburg Botanical Gardens
- Melville Koppies
- Montgomery Park
- Delta Park
- Kelland Bird Sanctuary
- Fairland Koppie
- Willem Conradie Park
- Zoo Lake
- Randpark Golf Club
- Creek 9 Mashie Course
- Northcliff Country Club
- Houghton Golf Club is one of South Africa’s premier golfing venues and has a proud history as a championship facility
- Parkview Golf Club is known for its 18-hole parklands course, is celebrating its 2016 centenary
- The Country Club Johannesburg, Auckland Park is a contemporary Club rooted in tradition
Accommodation in Northcliff
Finding comfortable accommodation in Northcliff won’t be hard to do:
- Northcliff Manor
- Morrells Boutique Estate
- Kings Guest House
- Tuscany Guest House
- Villa Klara B&B
- Northcliff Bed & Breakfast
- Over The Moon Guest House
Medical Facilities or Hospitals in Northcliff
Highly proficient and state-of-the-art medical facilities can be found at the following establishments:
- N.H.C Medical and Dental Centre Northcliff
- Northcliff Eye Centre
- Northcliff Orthopaedic Centre
- Summerlane Medical Centre
Places of Worship around Northcliff
Regardless of your religious preference, the Northcliff neighbourhood offers access to all major places of worship:
- Church Alive
- Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk – Aasvoelkop
- NG Kerk Linden
- St. Thomas’ Anglican Church
- Trinity Methodist Church
- Johannesburg North Seventh-Day Adventist Church
- Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses
- Rhema Bible Church
- Gereformeerde Kerk – Bergbron
Attractions around Northcliff
Whether it is to spend some quality time with the family or improve your general SA historic knowledge, there are plenty of attractions in and around Northcliff which will whet your appetite:
- Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden
- Lion & Safari Park
- Cradle of Humankind
- Johannesburg Zoo is with its 54-hectares one of the city’s most popular places to visit
- Museum of Military History
- Apartheid Museum tells the amazing story of the triumph of human spirit over adversity
- Zoo Lake is a very popular 9-hectare place-to-be for walkers, joggers, picnicking with kids etc.
Other Northcliff Resources
There are a number of exciting things to do in Northcliff, whether it be visiting nearby historical sites, cultural attractions to exploring the exhaustive list of all other local attractions in Northcliff:
CHOOSING A TOP NORTHCLIFF REAL ESTATE AGENT
Why should you hire a top producer and proven marketing expert?
Once you have decided to sell your property, next plan-of-action will be to decide which real estate agent to hire to get the job done! You could either sign a mandate with the first agent you can think of, or you can take it a bit more serious and conduct a couple of real estate agent interviews with 2-3 agents operating in the Northcliff neighbourhood.
If you have (wisely) decided to opt for the latter, make sure you have a number of questions prepared, which should hopefully quickly determine which real estate agent to hire.
Whether you need an evaluation or have a Northcliff home for sale, apartment, townhouse, investment property, or any other Northcliff real estate, I hope you will allow me the opportunity to present my professional services to you, regardless how many agents you plan on talking to!
It’s time to make Northcliff homes for sale a pleasant and successful experience again!
What does that mean for you: your home will sell quicker and for more money!
Marketing is my forte, it is where I excel, and it is where I stand out from all the other Northcliff real estate agents! The online visibility and exposure I can give to your property is unmatched!
Latest statistics indicate that 90% of home buyers start their search online. That’s nine zero percent!
Have you wondered whether your real estate agent has a presence there?
My marketing is second-to-none, and I pride myself on being current with the latest technology and social media. And just because I’m ahead of the curve in terms of marketing Northcliff homes for sale, I will get your home seen by more potential home buyers than anyone else!
Would you like to know a dirty little secret of Northcliff real estate agents?
They all do the same thing: they get the signed mandate, put a ‘For Sale’ sign outside, put it on Property24 and PrivateProperty, quickly get a showhouse ad in the Sunday Times and call it a day!
I’m sorry, but that just doesn’t cut it anymore – those ‘classic ways’ of selling real estate need to be updated!
My #1 goal is to put a SOLD sign in your front lawn, and get you as much $ in your pocket as possible! All the while, making sure that the entire home selling process went seamless, low stress and pain-free!
Browse the Chas Everitt International website for more detailed information on the Northcliff homes for sale or schedule a private showing of the most coveted homes for sale in Northcliff.
With over 16 years of combined experience in buying and selling real estate, I have assisted in the marketing and sold some of the most spectacular properties in the Johannesburg area and can attest to providing my clients with the highest level of service, market knowledge, and expertise.
For access to view exclusive Northcliff properties for sale, including off-market listings, reach out to me via phone or email.