Parkview is situated 10 km from both the Johannesburg and the Sandton CBDs. Surrounded by the suburbs of Greenside, Melville, Emmarentia, Westcliff, Saxonwold and Parkwood, and overlooking Zoo Lake, this idyllic suburb with tree-lined streets presents a peaceful atmosphere.
Parkview was established more than a century ago, and this is evident when admiring its historic architecture. Many of the homes in Parkview have been modernised, yet still maintain the enchanting architectural features and character of years gone by. Interestingly, all of the streets in this suburb are named after Irish counties. Parkview is a joy for nature lovers; over a million trees were planted around Zoo Lake and the Zoo, and many of the homes in the area feature well-maintained lawns and fine gardens.
There are a number of good primary and high schools in Parkview, as well as several nursery schools. The University of Johannesburg and Witwatersrand University campuses are conveniently situated nearby. and there is easy access to UJ, Wits, St John’s and Auckland Park Prep from Parkview. Several medical facilities are available within a close proximity, including Milpark Private Hospital and the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital. Six churches are available to the Parkview community, and a Shul and a Mosque are located in the neighbouring suburbs.
Leisure options in and around Parkview include the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, the Johannesburg Zoo, the historic Parkview Golf Club, shopping malls, and the quaint Parkview Village complete with restaurants, delis, shops and a library on the suburb’s highstreet. Numerous art galleries and the Alliance Francaise are also situated in Parkview.
Enhancing the peaceful atmosphere in Parkview is the good security available in this suburb, SAPS roaming vehicles and patrols, as well as a police station in the area. Additional 24-hour security is provided by the Parkview Residents Association’s ‘Safe Parkview Proactive Security’ initiative.
Properties for sale in Parkview are available at value-for-money prices. Houses for sale in Parkview range from R 1 750,000 to R 8 000,000. Apartments and townhouses for sale in Parkview range from R 1 750,000 to R 2 000,000. To view a selection of homes for sale in Parkview, contact a Seeff estate agent.