Real people’s views about Midrand.

My view only my not be enough to shed enough light on Midrand – A beautiful town situated between Johannesburg and Pretoria and next to it lies Randburg and Sandton.

A mixture of a traditional black location and a middle class residential dermographic.Midrand is a fast growing suburb,This may be accounted to the local industrial hype and growth.

Genuine reasons why you should consider staying in Midrand.

Its affordable residential prices (rental and purchase) make it a viable option for those working in either city to live and commute. Most residential complexes have good security, and there are more complexes being developed all the time. There are several conveniently located shopping centres, and the closest mall at present is Forest Hill City in Monavoni, but will soon become the new Mall of Africa being built on Allandale Rd. Traffic is horrendous, and there aren’t many alternative routes to get from A to B. There are 2 Virgin Actives within Midrand itself, and the Waterfall and Centurion gyms are not too far off either. There are several schools in the community as well. Restaurants and take away places are aplenty and the Gautrain also has a stop in Midrand.
All in all, it’s a pretty convenient place to live, similar to Durban .

The bad side of Midrand.

Midrand is an area which has severe traffic congestion at rush hour. It is residential and commercial, without much happening outside of office hours

A brief History about Midrand.

Midrand was established as a municipality in 1981 (in an area known as Halfway House, after its position between Pretoria and Johannesburg), but ceased to be an independent town in the restructuring of local government that followed the end of apartheid in 1994. It was incorporated in the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality in 2000. It was made part of Region 2 and, as of 2006, when the number of regions were reduced to seven, it forms part of Region A.

Though no longer an independent town, the name Midrand is still in common use to denote the suburbs around the N1 highway north of the Jukskei River up to the border with City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality. (This portion of the N1 highway is also known as the Ben Schoeman Highway.) Suburbs that are generally regarded as being in Midrand include among others: Country View, Carlswald,Crowthorne, Glen Austin, Halfway House, Halfway Gardens, Vorna Valley, Noordwyk, Randjesfontein.

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Where to shop in Midrand?

Boulders Mall Midrand.

 

boulders mall midrand

  • Our tenant mix has been well planned to cater for our growing and fast changing cosmopolitan market.
  • The Boulders boasts 108 stores housing everything from fashion to electronics in the main mall and specialist offices for dentists and beauticians.
  • With Anchor tenants such as Edgars, PnP and Game
  • We also boast free undercover parking and open air parking for 1900 vehicles.
  • We offer a selection free cover and open parking
  • We offer facilities for disabled customers such as wheel chair ramps conveniently situated at our main three entrances.
  • The Boulders offers a safe shopping environment with 24 hour security on site.

 

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