Bedfordview is an affluent town on the East Rand which is situated in Gauteng, South Africa. Bedfordview has been part of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality since 2000. The suburb is known as “ the upmarket “ area in Eastern Gauteng and caters from mansions to and middle priced properties. There are premium security villages where property investors can find cluster developments and townhouses.
Those who are looking for a secure property to retire to can select from a number of retirement villages with excellent frail care facilities.
The suburb of Bedfordview is close to the OR Tambo Airport, so for business people travelling for shorter stays, Bedfordview is an ideal location.
Bedfordview provides easy access to Johannesburg, Sandton and the East Rand. Bedfordview is located in the hub of South Africa's financial, manufacturing, marketing and storage facilities. Colleges and excellent schools are all within easy reach.
The site of Bedfordview was largely taken up by the farm Elandsfontein, and was administered as part of the District of Potchefstroom in the South African Republic. The coat-of-arms of Bedfordview features an Eland holding a fountain as a tribute to the early rural history of the town. In 1853, the farm “Elands Vontyn” was inspected and remained the property of the government until it was granted to GPL van der Linden on the 17th June 1867. The farm remained in the family for a number of years although it was subdivided. The Witwatersrand Gold Reef had a huge impact on the area. Elandsfontein was purchased for the mineral rights, and was later divided into smaller farms and small-holdings, many of which were settled by retired miners. The entire area became known as Geldenhuys Estate.
Bedfordview is known for its larger stands, many of which have been sub- divided into approximately 1000sqm size sites. There are also a number of sectional title flats closer to shopping centres and recently much growth has been around commercial buildings.
Bedfordview is home to a number of shopping malls, including Bedford Centre, Bedford Square plus the vibrant and recently upgraded Eastgate Shopping Mall with its myriad shops, entertainment venues and excellent restaurants. Bedfordview offers many family recreational activities such as walking trails and picnic areas. There are numerous sporting facilities and most religious denominations are represented. In addition, Bedfordview is still a vibrant café culture, and a quick drive through its streets on a Saturday morning will reveal a health conscious, family-orientated demographic with an appreciation for high-end fashion and sports cars.
Located in this sought-after suburb are A-list educational institutions including; St Benedict's Boys School, St Andrews Girls School, Bedfordview Christian School (co-ed primary), Saheti School (co-ed), Bishop Bavin (co-ed), Reddam House (co-ed), Bedfordview Primary and Bedfordview High Schools (government co-ed) and Leeuwenhof School (co-ed pre-primary/primary & high).
Anne Halstead (link to contact page) is the Bedfordview area expert in Property sales and rentals. She specialises in Sectional Title Units within the greater Bedfordview area with keen focus on developments on the eastern border such as Manhattan Heights, The Meridian, The Kennedys, Monte Vista and others. Anne Has been with Watson Properties for since 2011 , since moving up from Durban – where she has had excellent property experience. Her many skills include attention to detail, service excellence and tenacity in helping her clients.
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