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Dainfern at a glance

Fourways is one of the standout areas of Johannesburg. With the ease of access to other districts, entertainment and proximity to business parks, it's quickly become one of the most sought-after places to live in Mzansi. Here's what sets Fourways apart from the rest of Johannesburg's suburbs.

Fourways suburbs: Put down roots

The main suburbs within Fourways include Magaliessig, Norscot Slopes, Norscot, Beverley, Lonehill, Broadacres, Craigavon and more. There are estates within these suburbs that boast modern homes with fully fitted finishings and high levels of security. The suburbs in and around Fourways have become prime residential areas for families and young professionals looking to live in a central location.

Dainfern is a neighbouring suburb located a short 22-minute drive (7,1 km) away from Fourways and is another great option for those looking for a central residential area. Dainfern is also largely considered to be a golfing community, with properties in golfing estates being a popular choice. The area has schools, shopping centres, healthcare facilities and more.

Fourways history: A trip down memory lane

When Fourways was first established, the primary use was intended to be for a game farm. Owned by a well-known Johannesburg family at the time, the land was home to a mansion called Norscot Manor in the 1940s. The mansion was sold in the 1970s to the local council and the area was named Norscot. The mansion has since been repurposed into a recreational centre for the community. It features a gallery and library. So where does the name Fourways come into play, you ask? It's the end result of a four-way stop between William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Road.

Fourways climate: Explore the area's weather

Fourways is positioned more inland than other regions, making it an attractive place to be especially during winters which aren't as harsh as the rest of Johannesburg. This metropolitan municipality reaches highs of 22°c in winter with lows of 5°c. During the warm summer months, temperatures usually range from 25°c to 28°c.

Fourways schools: Give your child a great education

For many families with young kids, it's important to live close to highly recommended schools. Fourways has a number of educational institutions that cater to every stage of childhood development.

The elite Crawford International - Fourways is a pre-primary and preparatory school that includes grade 00 until grade 7. There is also Fourways High School, Kim Field Academy, Singing Forest Montessori Eco School, Lonehill International Academy and many more.

Fourways healthcare: Enjoy top medical attention

There are a number of healthcare facilities to be found in the surrounding areas of Fourways. These include Life Fourways Hospital, Lonehill Medical Centre, Mediclinic Sandton, Netcare Sunninghill Hospital, Mediclinic Morningside and more. There is also nearby dental care at the Intercare Fourways Medical and Dental Care.

Many households consider pets to be family members and their well-being is of utmost importance. There are conveniently located veterinary clinics such as Fourways Veterinary Hospital and Palm Gardens Veterinary Clinic for your furry friends.

Fourways shopping centres: Get some retail therapy

Fourways Mall is the main shopping attraction in the area. It houses many popular retailers and eateries. There are also neighbouring malls such as Sandton City, Hyde Park Mall, Woodlands Boulevard, Cresta Shopping Centre and Brightwater Commons to name a few.

Distance from key points (Airport/CBD): Experience easy travelling

Fourways is approximately 30-40 minutes (35-40 km) away from the O.R. Tambo International Airport via the N3, depending on traffic. The CBD is between 33-36 minutes (30,6 km- 35,2 km) away via the M1. For a spontaneous and fun trip to the Johannesburg Zoo, you can expect to travel a short distance of 27,7 km (approximately 31 minutes depending on traffic and time of day) via the M1. Fourways is accessible to the major highways in and out of the city and there are a lot of alternative routes that ensure you arrive at your destination on time.

Fourways restaurants: Dine on the best dishes

One thing Fourways prides itself on is an abundance of great restaurants and convenient takeaways. The area caters to the diverse South African palate and there are fine dining options as well as family favourite restaurants.

The Baron Fourways is a classic bar and grill with a twist. The menu includes everything from breakfast to dessert and everything in between. Expect to find a dish for everyone, whether you're a carnivore or prefer the freshest of vegetables.

If you're looking for a place with panache, Lanser's on Main is inspired by French and Italian culinary traditions. The menu has everything from creamy yet light risottos, to stuffed calamari and woodfire pizzas with a variety of toppings. It's the perfect place to enjoy a quiet date night or to celebrate a special occasion.

Mythos at the Design Quarter is a contemporary Greek-style restaurant that offers up a mezze of quality meals. From freshly prepared falafels to the crispiest of baklavas, this restaurant is a taste of Greece on William Nicol Drive.

For those who prefer good ol' fashioned American fare, RocoMamas Fourways has you covered. Create your own Smashburger with ingredients like swiss cheese and fiery jalapenos, or enjoy their famous wings and waffles with a double-thick milkshake to wash it down.

Fourways special attractions: Discover what's on offer

Montecasino is undoubtedly a landmark in Fourways. This entertainment destination has everything under one roof including:

● Hotels

● A daycare for the little ones

● An international theatre

● Award-winning casino

● Restaurants

● Shopping

● Cinema

● Games arcade

● Laser tag

● Ten-pin bowling

● The Bird Gardens

Montecasino is open 7 days a week and also hosts special events and competitions regularly.

Fourways Farmers' Market runs on Saturdays and Sundays and is a treat for those who enjoy being in the outdoors while enjoying some live music and gourmet food from the many local vendors. The surroundings of the beautiful Modderfontein Reserve promise to banish any thought of traffic and deadlines you've left behind. There is something for the kids as well, with play areas and engaging activities for the little ones while mom and dad enjoy some of the finest craft beer on the manicured lawns. Fourways Farmer's Market is also pet friendly, making it a wholesome day out for the entire family.

Altitude Beach is a one-of-a-kind set-up in the South African market. This entertainment spot invites the laidback, coastal lifestyle to the city. Expect to be the picture of relaxation in the man-made waterfront with delicious dining and drinks on offer. Altitude Beach is open from Wednesdays to Sundays with reservations available in advance.

Why buy or rent property in Fourways?

Along with the convenience of living in a high-density area located close to schools, multiple restaurants and entertainment, the properties in Fourways feature many safe and secure estates and townhouses. It is a fast-growing commercial area and social hub making it an ideal residential location. The demographic of Fourways is made up of mostly middle-income families and young professionals looking to elevate their standard of living.

Your home revealed in Fourways

Johannesburg is known as the engine-room of South Africa and has many beautiful properties on offer for the people who contribute to making this city great. Our offices are conveniently situated in Dainfern Square Shopping Centre and easily accessible to all. Find out how you can become a proud resident of a suburb in Fourways and enjoy renting or buying one of the many modern and stylish homes we offer. Contact us today to begin your real estate journey on the path that leads to Fourways.

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