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Discover the scenic neighbourhood of Hillcrest Park and its active outdoor lifestyle

In close proximity to Old Main Road and the hustle and bustle of Hillcrest Central, is the small and picturesque residential suburb of Hillcrest Park. Characterised by its tree-lined streets and manicured verges, Hillcrest Park is a well-established neighbourhood that offers its residents a convenient location, large freehold homes on big stands, an excellent high school, and an active outdoor lifestyle. 

A healthy property market
Hillcrest Park comprises 931 homes, of which the vast majority (over 80%) are freehold properties and the remaining 20% are sectional titles. This is indicative of the area's residential nature, with most homes being large and comfortable family residences set on generous stands. 

Based on Lightstone's statistics, almost 57% of recent buyers are middle-aged (between 36 to 49 years old), followed by the youth/adults (between 18 - 35 years old) who took a 20% slice of the Hillcrest Park property market last year. With 69 transfers registered in 2022, the average selling price of a home is currently sitting at R2,413,236 for a freestanding property and R2,227,500 for a sectional title. 

According to Joshua Friedman, Sales Director at Shelley Residential Kloof & Hillcrest, "With both young and established families choosing to make Hillcrest Park their long-term homes, the stats are indicative of a healthy property market with robust demand and family appeal." 

"On my morning runs through Hillcrest Park, I have noticed more and more homes being renovated and upgraded. With buyer demand increasing, and existing homeowners having the confidence to reinvest in their properties, Hillcrest Park is a suburb with a very positive outlook. It is clear that young families are seeking the lifestyle, convenience, and tranquillity the neighbourhood has to offer," said Friedman.

Convenient location
Boasting easy access to the M13, Hillcrest Park's convenient location places you only 8km from Kloof, 21km from Westville, and 30km from Durban - making your daily commute to work a breeze. It's also a quick 34-minute drive to Durban's Beachfront and you're only 46 minutes away from King Shaka International Airport. In addition, Hillcrest Park is in close proximity to Old Main Road and all the shopping malls, restaurants, pubs and all the other amenities of Hillcrest Central - including Oxford Freshmarket, Woolworths, Oscars Cafe and The Black Rabbit Restaurant to name but a few.

Schooling
With a 99.5% matric pass rate, the highly regarded Hillcrest High School is located in the heart of the neighbourhood. This coeducational high school strives to develop academic, cultural and sporting excellence in all their students and to provide a holistic and caring environment that encourages respect for individual, spiritual and social values. Alternatively, Hillcrest Primary, Highbury Preparatory, Winston Park Primary and Curro Schools are all found within 4km of the neighbourhood.

Hidden gems
Known for its friendly staff, beautiful decor and its scrumptious food, Springside Café provides a comfortable atmosphere for you to enjoy a great breakfast or lunchtime meal and cappuccino in a scenic rose garden setting. However, if it's authentic Italian wood oven pizza you're after, then San Giuseppe Pizzeria E Trattoria is definitely for you. From the charismatic décor, the warm and welcoming ambience, and of course the best-tasting pizza in town, San Giuseppe is a rare find right in the heart of the neighbourhood.

An active outdoor lifestyle
The active outdoor lifestyle Hillcrest Park has to offer is probably the suburb's biggest appeal. Every day you will see the friendly residents walking their dogs or jogging along the tree-lined streets. For those who enjoy nature and the great outdoors, the expansive Springside Nature Reserve boasts 21 ha of conserved forest, grassland and wetlands with safe and well-maintained walking/running trails and abundant birdlife. Running, hiking and mountain biking trails are also available for the more adventurous at Morewood Farm and Activity Centre. With over 30 ha of forest, grassland and a meandering river, Morewood offers three well-marked and carefully tended trails that provide a variety of different lengths and challenges. 

If you're looking for a peaceful and quiet neighbourhood, with good quality homes at affordable prices, a tranquil setting, a convenient location, excellent schools and an active outdoor lifestyle, then the family-orientated community of Hillcrest Park is a great place to call home. 

Author Shelley Residential
Published 19 Jan 2023 / Views -
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