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Dawncliffe is the ideal spot to raise a young family


Dawncliffe is the ideal spot to raise a young family

Conveniently located 15 minutes west of Durban, with easy access to both the M13 and N3 freeways, is the picturesque residential suburb of Dawncliffe, Westville. Known for its tree-lined streets and its well-maintained verges, Dawncliffe is a well-established neighbourhood that boasts a wide range of well-priced homes, renowned schools, high-end shopping centres, scenic parks, sporting amenities, a country club and a thriving commercial hub.

A healthy and robust property market
Comprising 1,343 homes, 82% of which are freeholds, Dawncliffe is the suburb of the quintessential family home - characterised by three or four-bedroom houses with a swimming pool and a large garden for kids and pets to run around and play. 

With 84 registered transfers over the last 12 months (Nov 2021 - Oct 2022), at an average selling price of R2,500,000 for a freehold home and R2,000,000 for a sectional title unit, the Dawncliffe property market is both stable and robust. According to Lightstone, 51% of the current owners have lived happily in their homes for 11 years or more, and over 52% of the recent buyers are between the ages of 36 and 49. This demonstrates that Dawncliffe is a family-orientated neighbourhood where young and middle-aged people are settling on a long-term basis to raise their families.

According to Josh Buitendach, Sales Director at Shelley Residential, "Demand for Dawncliffe homes, especially among first-time homebuyers, is at an all-time high as the properties are affordable and the neighbourhood is secure."

"This year we saw bidding wars on most of our Dawncliffe listings and received offers at full asking price or above. And they all sold in record times. When our buyers consider the suburb's central and convenient location, the quality of the homes, the school zoning and the boom access control roads with 24-hour security points dotted throughout the area, they are discovering great value money," he said. 

Quality education
The excellent reputation of the local Westville schools and the quality of education and facilities they provide is the biggest draw card for most people looking to settle in the Dawncliffe area. Zoned for Westville Boys' High School and in close proximity to the highly regarded Westville Pre-Primary, Junior Primary, Senior Primary and Westville Girls' High School, the neighbourhood offers a wide variety of schools that are ranked among the top in South Africa. Cygnet Preparatory is also a very popular independent option. 

Something for everyone
For a bit of retail therapy, Dawncliffe offers easy access to the Westville Mall, Westville Junction and the iconic Pavillion Shopping Centre which boasts a carefully selected range of coffee shops, stores and eat-out options to cater to all your shopping needs. For the sports enthusiasts, Dawncliffe caters for everything from bowls, squash, snooker and trail running at the Westville Country Club; a Tennis Club; swimming at the Westville Pools; rugby and football at Jimmy Bellows Sports Fields; and the Westville Athletics running club. 

With its affordable high-quality homes, excellent neighbourhood security, easy access to freeways and shopping centres, as well as its wide range of renowned schools and sporting amenities, Dawncliffe is one of Westville's most prized residential suburbs and the ideal spot to raise a young family. 

Author Shelley Residential
Published 18 Nov 2022 / Views -

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